Manuel Mendy Goldring

Teaneck, NJ

Family has always come first, but that began to shift in March. Manuel Goldring discovered a whole new level of commitment after the birth of his first kid. Being a dad provides him with a sense of calm and purpose. It hasn't been easy, as it would be for any new father. Inadequate sleep and a full-time commitment are unforgiving roadblocks.

Nonetheless, the payoff is well worth it. One of his greatest delights is waking up to his baby's smile every morning. He's picking up new skills as he goes. Despite what others have told him, he is discovering that each child, even his own, is unique. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. He, on the other hand, is loving the journey. He discovers something new, intriguing, and gratifying every day.