Meet FAPA Member Patrick Hempfing, author of MoMENts
Stay-at-home dad, international columnist, speaker, and author
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 stay-at-home dad, husband, and writer. Patrick?s self-syndicated column, ?MoMENts,? has been published more than 500 times in regional parenting magazines across the United States and Canada, and Tribune publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel, Carroll County Times, and Capital Gazette. Publishing Syndicate published one of his stories in Not Your Mother?s Book ? On Working for a Living. He has also won numerous writing awards and is Treasurer of the Southeastern Writers Association.
In MoMENts: A Dad Holds On, author Patrick Hempfing shares a former CPA turned stay-at-home dad’s hilarious and poignant moments as he tries to hold on to his precocious child. Patrick conquers the day-to-day challenges of daddy-daughter chaos while embracing the pockets of love, joy, and happiness that make fatherhood exhilarating. Parenting is a lot like giving birth – there is a lot of pressure, but also tremendous joy – and focused breathing techniques are useful long past the delivery. Although Patrick may wish for an epidural to block the “contractions” of stress and worry, he loves being a father. His stories remind readers to make the most of every moment.
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