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Milway will tell you that the time he spent at home were the hardest years of his life: "It was hard to go from teaching PhD students to making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and it was isolating, as there was only one other at-home dad that I knew of in Wellesley at the time." However, Milway will tell you that he would not trade those years at home for anything. "Much of the reason that I have a good relationship with my kids today is because of the endless hours we spent together." One of the trickiest things about returning to full-time work for Milway has been the loss of this unremarkable time with his children. He will tell you: "Quality time is no substi- tute." To ensure that he continues to have downtime with his kids, Milway drives car- pool to Cambridge, where his daughter rows six days a week. With friends in the car, his daughter is generally oblivious to Milway's presence, but they are spending time together and he is able to stay abreast of what is going on in her life. As CEO of a global marketing services firm, Larry Weber travels a lot. When home, Weber enjoys cooking with his family. His three children have sat on the counter stir- ring meals that he has concocted since they were first able to sit. "He rules the kitchen when he is home," his wife explains. "We each have our favorite Dad dishes…all the kids and even their friends make an effort to be there for Larry's famous breakfasts." Engaging in community service has also been a key point of connection for Weber and his family. After his oldest daughters vis- ited an afterschool program in South Africa during a middle school trip, the entire family became involved, spending much of their free time and vacations working with this vibrant community. As COO of a rapidly growing start-up based in Rhode Island, Peter Henderson works long days. He leverages technology to stay connected with his three daughters, family matters "there are many ways to be a successful father" 152 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 148-153_WWMb14_family mttrs_dad_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/25/14 11:06 AM Page 152