Patrick Hempfing

Patrick Hempfing

Patrick Hempfing had a 20-year professional career in banking, accounting, and auditing before he became a father at age 44. He is now a full-time husband, stay-at-home dad and writer.

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    I Love Me … and My Family

    Before we know it, the nearly 12,000 pound ball will descend over Times Square. Millions of people will kiss and sing Auld Lang Syne to kick off a new year that brings 366 days to meet our New Year’s resolutions. My resolution for the New Year is that I’m going to love me. No, I’m not having self-esteem issues. I like myself, even though my … [Read more...]

    Dads, are you guilty of Embarrassing Love? 

    As I drove my 8-year-old daughter, Jessie, to school last Friday, I quizzed her on multiplication tables in preparation for the day’s math test. She answered accurately except for one problem: eight times four. I had her repeat it three times in the car to reinforce the answer. As we were walking into the school, one of Jessie’s friends came … [Read more...]