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Father's Day 2012 brings great news!

I have some great news and I couldn't think of a better day then Father's Day to share it.

A lot of wonderful things have happened in my life and I have my family to thank for most of them. I think of myself as having two families actually... the first is made up of my wife Kelly and our two children, the second is much larger and it includes all of you in the diabetes online community. 

Kelly, Cole and Arden have brought countless joys into my life and the time that I've spent with my children over the last twelve years as a stay-at-home dad has been, and continues to be, an irreplaceable gift. My family has taught me lessons that I never imagined existed. Our experiences, struggles and victories have left me with a million great stories and a unique perspective. What is traditionally considered to be a mother's role in our families is so much more then I expected when I quit my job in the spring of 2000 to stay at home with Cole. The immense effort, endless worry and constant feeling that I'm not doing my best is but a fraction of what it means to be the parent whose responsibilities range from grocery shopping to amateur child psychologist and everything in between.

As if from a dream the two things in my life that I feel most passionate about have converged and their combination has brought me a wonderful gift. Being a stay-at-home dad has lent me a sincere appreciation for a traditional mother's life while my five years as a diabetes blogger have taught me how to tell my story without (hopefully) boring the pants off of my readers. Writing for all of you is not unlike being a stay-at-home dad as I find both to not only be a privilege, but an honor that my life is greater for. When I started this blog I considered myself a storyteller that had a young child with diabetes and my only hope was that sharing my experiences might make yours just a little easier. The blog grew, my writing along with it and today Arden's Day is one of my greatest sources of pride.

It is with that pride held very close to my heart that I type these next words... My first book from Spry Publishing will be on shelves in June of 2013. The yet to be titled book about my life as a stay-at-home dad and a diabetes caregiver to my daughter Arden is my first written offering outside of the blogging world (unless you count 'Star Wanted to be a Star' and 'Grammy and the Green Ford', my two 'Young Author Award' winning efforts from grammar school). 

A brief announcement about my book as well as a number of others from some prominent DOC members can be found on Spry's website. I'd love to tell you what they said about my writing here but I'm actually a little embarrassed. I can share this however... I am working very hard to give you all a book that lives up to the high praise that you'll read if you follow that link.

Wishing you a very Happy Father's Day!





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Congrats Scott!! I'm sure I'll keep my pants on when I read it. :)

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Happy Father's Day! Congratulations on your book deal. That is a dream of all of us bloggers. Happy for you! Can't wait to read the book!

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Guarino

Spry's praise comes as no surprise. You have a great talent for sharing struggles, successes, hope, fears, knowledge and love. congratulations on the book deal - Im sure it will be well received by all. Happy Fathers day to a dad doing it right.

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Ghosn

Congrats, Scott! This is outstanding news, my friend! Can't wait to go read about it more and of course to see your masterpiece when it's finally released!

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Hoskins

Congratulations on the book deal, great news! Happy Fathers Day!

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott E

Awesome! I look forward to reading and doing a book review. Can't wait. Congratulations!

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim Brand

Thank you so much for the overwhelmingly wonderful wishes. I'll do my best to keep you up to date throughout the writing process. I can't wait for next year!


June 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

congrats! and happy belated father's day!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Taking a moment to celebrate reaching 44,000 words! Writing this book is one of the great experiences of my life so far...


July 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

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