All Posts by: Bryan Ferguson

Good Man, Better Father

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Why is this dad awesome? Click play below to hear from his daughter or read the transcript below.

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This photo is the root of a much bigger project I’m currently working on, but I needed somewhere to start and if I tackle it in smaller bits, it will be easier to put together what I’ve got so far and not overwhelm my heart so much.

This is my dad. With him is my eldest sister, Sonny. She’s fought her way through 25 years on this earth and found herself with the great fortune of a loving family. My dad works a full time job he hates, and everyday he comes home and gets to work his other fulltime, thankless job—he gets to be the caretaker for my sister.

She’s got the cognitive ability of a two or three year old, with limited speech and mobility and function. Like a baby, trapped within the temperament of a toddler and in the body of a young woman. They eat dinner in this big chair in front of the T.V. and fall asleep together every night.

I made the hard decision to move home from across the country and have stumbled across these quiet moments of my father.

He’s the kind of man that had a family young. He works whatever jobs he must, he’s been sober for 23 years, and a single dad for 13. He’s one of those remarkable people who’s suffered more than they deserve yet continues to love unconditionally.

I’m one of his daughters, and there are fewer things in this world I’m prouder to be.

Now that your eyes are sweating, give Cowbird a like over on Facebook.

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Darth Baby’s Lightsaber
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Here’s a cute little video that shows the dangers of lightsabers when they fall into the wrong hands. Tiny, tiny hands.

“Why do they even make baby sabers?”

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Episode 047: This Is Great
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Episode 047: This Is Great

This week’s episode covers some of the awesome stories written by other fathers around the internets for the week leading up to March 10th, 2013: 10 Reasons I Feel Bad For Your Husband / Parenting Studies Are More Than Catchy Headlines and One-Sided Stories

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Episode 046: Soft Touch Schneider
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Episode 046: Soft Touch Schneider

This week’s episode covers some of the awesome stories written by other fathers around the internets for the week leading up to February 17th, 2013: Why You Should Sign The Amazon Mom Petition / Two New Reports Find Dads Are… Cool

Check out the audio only version of this episode above.

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Episode 045: No More Mouse Cursor
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Episode 045: No More Mouse Cursor

This week’s episode covers some of the awesome stories written by other fathers around the internets for the week leading up to February 10th, 2013: Kids Challenging Gender Barriers, One Pair of Batman Undies at a Time / Am I A Helicopter Parent?

The video does have a special ending. Check out the audio only version of this episode above.

Also we missed an s-bomb around 10:45 so, you know, HIDE YO KIDS.

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6-Year-Old B-Girl Terra Terras It Up
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Bananas. Taken from the Chelles Battle Pro competition in Paris this past weekend, B-girl Terra tears up the floor like Chuck Norris and Yoda. Here’s the original video which has over 1 million views.

My favorite comment so far.

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And here’s Terra’s highlights from that night from a closer camera.

Here she is again when she was just five years-old.

Props to her dad for the high-five and support from the side of the stage.

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I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of her too. Cue Ellen, Today Show, etc.

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Be Invisible

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“I wish that I could beE ENVESEBL,” penned 5-year-old Keira right below a drawing of herself with a triangle braid.

Erin, a friend of mine from high school, posted this photo on Facebook and wrote the following:

“This made me a little sad. So, I asked Keira why she wanted to be invisible. She said, “because then no one could see me and I could eat candy and go on vacation all the time!” In my book, thats as good a reason as any to be invisible! Not so sad anymore!”

Such beautiful words from such a pure soul. Be like Keira and be invisible.

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Episode 044: So, 2012 Was Great
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Episode 044: So, 2012 Was Great

This week’s episode covers some of the awesome stories written by other fathers around the internets for the week leading up to February 5th, 2013: Being A Father Makes You Better At Your Job / Does Being A Stay-At-Home Dad Make One “Emasculated”? No. Now Stop Asking, Please

Check out the audio only version of this episode above.

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