Tony Conley, first time father over 50, shares the joys and lessons of fatherhood in “the dude chronicles,” all about Ian’s child development journey.

Reconfiguring Life – Pregnancy and A New Baby

Ian “the dude” Conley came along relatively late in his parent’s lives (Monica was 42 years old, I was 53), so, as I’m sure you can imagine, his arrival did signal some changes. The good news is that most of … Continue reading

Fathering at Fifty

The closest experience that I can somewhat equate with fatherhood would be going to college while simultaneously holding down a full-time job. I remember being inundated with new information in both situations, but it was all manageable. The tough part … Continue reading

Ian Goes Shopping

I’ve just recently discovered the unbridled joy of taking Ian toy shopping, but we’ve loved taking our son shopping since he was tiny. He loves it, and so do we. This has created a need for me to be more … Continue reading

Music To My Ears

Ian is expected to be musical. I am an ex-professional musician who is now a music journalist, and everyone fully expects that the first thing I would do would be to put a guitar in his little hands. Not so … Continue reading

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

I know a lot of full grown adults that are still mulling over the question of what they want to be when they grow up, so to impose that question on a child may be just a bit much. However, … Continue reading