Raising a Father

By Shannon Gosney
In Press Release
March 3, 2010

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Raising a Father. All opinions are 100% mine.

I watched the YouTube trailer on a book called Raising a Father, written by Arjun Sen.  As a stay-at-home mom, with a mommy blog, I focus a lot on mommies and motherhood, including the challenges we face and the memories we make.  However, I feel that little attention is given to the fathers in the picture, to which much of this is made possible.  Many dads get up early, go to work, and are away from their families most of the day.  How does a dad learn to be a dad?  How much time does he get to spend with his kids?  How does he learn to balance work and fatherhood?

My impressions of the book, Raising a Father, are good ones and I would like to read it sometime in the future.  The book is about a dad – Arjun Sen – who has a beautiful daughter named Raka.  When Raka was little, Sen worked in the corporate world.  A friend, who he felt was wise and successful, gave him a bit of advice that changed his life.  His friend advised him that there were “smaller sacrifices in life” to make to “achieve bigger glories.”  It was clear to Sen that he was referring to him putting career first and fatherhood second.  Sen wanted both success and fatherhood.

In his book, Sen talks about taking responsiblity in one’s relationships and how to take measure of your relationships.  His daughter, Raka, inspired him to be a better dad and make a change in his life.  Check out his book today!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “Raising a Father”

  1. Badger Mom says:

    Looks like a winner. Reminds me of the line from the new Italian Job. Yeah, I know I’m mixing genres here but trust me, it applies.

    By the character John Bridger, played by Donald Sutherland.

    “There are two kinds of thieves: those that want to enrich their lives and those that use their thievery to define their lives.”

    Just replace the concept of thievery with work and careers and you’ve got a great philosophy for parenting and life in general. 🙂

  2. Sounds like an interesting book. From your posts and photos, I think George seems to have his priorities pretty straight. The boys and you always seem to be happy when they are with him – that is a true sign of a good dad, WooHoo George!!

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