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Council of Dads and Bruce Feiler

Council of Moms: Which Women Would Fill in For You?

Birth can make a parent think about death. No one wants to leave their child behind, but it's a fact of life. The amount of time you get to spend with your offspring is left to chance. When bestselling author Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with cancer, he brought together a close circle of men who he believed could step in and teach his daughters valuable life lessons if he lost his battle. His book, The Council of Dads ($14), is about the journey. If you were facing death, who would you want to help raise your children?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
Women? :D No way! I'd want my daughter's dad, who is a wonderful father, to raise her. I'd also want my twin brother to help, at least as much as he already does (he's my daughter's "Bonus Third Parent"). He is one of the most caring, compassionate, intelligent, and downright wise people to ever walk the earth.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
For me too, it would be my mom. She's still fairly young for a grandma but in her early 50's nontheless... My boyfriend would want his sister and her hubby take her but I have my problems with that. They would be loving substitue-parents...but they don't ever read books or watch the news....I don't know. Let's just pray it won't ever come to this!
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
The only person I would want is my mother.. unfortunate fact of life is that she may or may not be around long enough for that. Its an uncomfortable thought that has been lingerng more and more lately since we haven't set up our will yet. I don't under any circumstances want any of my inlaws to get custody, so its been stressing me. I need to get it done.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I've actually been thinking about this -- my husband and I don't have a will or a living will, but with our first due in October, we need to get on the ball ! I'm pretty sure we'll ask my sister and her husband. Love them both dearly and trust them unconditionally.
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