Dads

The most ordinary men
Turned by love
Into heroes, adventurers,
Storytellers,
And singer of songs!
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For moms, there is something almost magical witnessing a man become a father.  A Father is something special…unique…wonderful!  We want to take the time to celebrate all the fathers, father-figures, grandpas, step-dads and everything in between this Father’s Day!

Chris

Our oven broke down and our amazing Papa was on a mission to fix it. Two of our four kiddos wanted to “help”.

 

Jonas

Jonas was an amazing father when I met him, and I got an amazing step-daughter out of the deal. When our son was born, he had birth defects that caused the need for some major surgeries. In the scariest times, I was a total wreck, and he was a steadfast advocate for Lukona’s care and it likely saved his life. Now he gets to be the best soccer coach dad, the spoil-him-with- slurpees dad and the building-an-international-family-business-for-his-kids’-future dad!

 

Lance

Being in the military has been the greatest blessing for our family, however my husband never knew how hard it would be to have to leave our only son just 6 short weeks after his birth for deployment. This photo is the first hug returning home shortly just short of our son being 8 months old. This was such a special moment not only welcoming dad back home but coming back in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic. This was 1 of 4 hugs our son had ever received. We are so proud of everything Dad does for us and his country on a daily basis!

 

Charles

He is the best dad. He is our children’s biggest fan and best role model. He shows our kids what it looks like to love people well, not be afraid to try new things, and how to have lots and lots of fun!  We love him very much!

Happy Father’s Day to all the special dads in your life!

 

 

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Cascia was born and raised in the Arizona heat. While receiving her Pre-Med degree at HIU in California, a blonde, surfing, skateboarding boy stole her heart. In 2004, she married Chuck and had many adventures living in Arizona, California and Colorado. They now call Simi Valley home and have three wild and curious children - Becker (10), Bodie (7) and Lyla (6). She has been blessed to be a teacher, summer camp staff/program director, SAHM and now the owner of Ventura County Mom Collective. Playing guitar, writing songs, and reading any and every parenting book helps keep her sane and happy! A good cup of coffee or a bubbly La Croix can usually be found in her hand! She tries to live by the motto "I'd rather recover from failure than live with regret.

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