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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Sound familiar? I’m pretty sure it was my dad’s favorite saying. I remember the feeling of injustice that only a kid can experience! What do you mean it’s bedtime?! You get to stay up as late as you want! Now as a father raising two daughters, I can see where my dad was coming from. [...]

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Your Kids Will Not Remember Your Problems

Life is busy. And life with kids is crazy busy. As a family man, we can have many different job titles. Dad. Husband. Provider. Cook. Chauffeur. Employee…. the never ending list goes on. Sometimes it feels as if you’re juggling. Everything in your life is a ball, and you’re frantically trying to not let one [...]

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12 Crazy Things Your Baby is Thinking About

Have you ever wondered what babies think of? Do newborns think of anything at all? Or are the just eating, pooping, crying machines? I like to think there is something going on inside their heads. I was feeding Little C her bottle the a few days ago and she had this strange look in her [...]

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How Busy Dads Stay Fit

Kids rule our lives with a sticky fist. They let you eat, or sleep, or relax, or exercise only when its convenient for them. So how can you balance work, family, and exercise when you’re being pulled into twenty different directions all day, everyday? One trick I’ve recently started is taking advantage of body weight exercises when [...]

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Her First Sleepover

Tonight Allison went to her first sleepover at grandpa and grandma’s house. A night filled with cartoons and junk food await this little two and half year old. On the drive home Amber and I reminisced about sleeping over at our grandparent’s house. Ahh, those were the days: Sleeping on the fold out couch with [...]

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Toddler Won’t Sleep Through The Night

I’ve noticed a growing trend over the past few months. More and more exhausted parents are finding my blog looking for help with their non sleeping children. And as a dad who loves his sleep, and two daughters that love to ruin it, I’m in the same boat. As if chasing around a toddler during [...]

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Kids Have Superpowers

Did you know that kids have superpowers? I’m not talking about x-ray vision, superhuman strength, or spidey sense. No, the superpowers I’m talking about are the less exciting, not as helpful rejects. I call them B list superpowers. Not powerful enough to do much good but powerful enough to wreak havoc. If the superhero store [...]

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Are Your Kids Jerks?

Its amazing how typical toddler (or young child) behaviors are considered ok because of their age. But if an adult was to exhibit the same behavior you’d probably label them as a jerk. Does that mean toddlers and young kids are jerks? Just because their actions are deemed age appropriate doesn’t mean they can’t sometimes [...]

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9 Tips for Dining Out With Your Kids

If you’re reading this, you probably fit into 1 of 2 categories: You’re a parent who avoids any attempt to eat out with your kids. Or You’re a parent who has attempted to eat out with your kids and failed miserably. Or if you’re like me, you fit into both simultaneously. Dining out with your [...]

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From the Mind of a 2 Year Old

  Yesterday I was playing with Little Miss’ blocks because they are obviously awesome, duh. I had a kickass tower built until Little Miss came over ‘as a matter of factly’ and knocked over my tower with one swift kick of her little foot. No blocks today Daddy, you go to the grocery store. Just [...]

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