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Why You Should Apologize To Your Children
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Why You Should Apologize To Your Children

Apparently, NOT saying sorry to your kid is a thing. A thing that actual parents do. On purpose. For what illogical reasons I can only guess; to be tough, to be dominant, to show no sign of weakness? I cannot imagine not being upfront and honest with my kids, or […]

Can We Talk About How Crappy Target Kids Clothes Really Are?
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Can We Talk About How Crappy Target Kids Clothes Really Are?

I know, I know, I get it, they are too freaking cute: the 3/4 length leopard print tee for $7, the pseudo-inspirational female-empowerment text-based hoodie on sale for $12, the plaid skirts at $14.99, the ripped retro jeans for a few bucks more or less maybe if you use Cartwheel […]

We’re Both Still Growing Up
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We’re Both Still Growing Up

There are eight traffic lights separating the short driveway in front of our home and our grade school’s two separate parent drop-off zones. Pushing back from the gate by 7:46 A.M. affords us the time to justmiss a few of them. We’ve got to be reversing out of the driveway […]

How Much Rope
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How Much Rope

The end of the saying I’m referencing in the title of this blog post is pretty damn grisly. In retrospect, I probably should have changed it. I mean, yeah I am still typing and could easily swap it out for something else, something less suicide-y but instead I leave it/have […]

Crying At Career Day
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Crying At Career Day

Want to get the attention of a room full of 9-year-old kids? Whip out rad Star Wars toys and exclusive Skylanders figures from a bag, and then tell ’em you get all of that (and a whole lot more) sent to you all the time, and for free. Boom, all eyes […]

The Grounds Behind Her Eyes
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The Grounds Behind Her Eyes

“What would it take to gain acceptance, to the grounds behind your eyes.” — Conor Oberst “Artifact #1” Over the past decade, I’ve been able to easily hashtag her as #happy, #sad, #angry, #tired, #exuberant, and so on. She was the USA Today. A swift, easy read. Colorful and pleasant. […]

5 Ways to Counteract the Baby Proofing of Modern Childhood
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5 Ways to Counteract the Baby Proofing of Modern Childhood

It was called husky back then, but I was what I was: a fat boy who rarely saw the sun. Years before websites, blogs, and vanity url’s would become actual things, the furnished basement of my parents suburban home was my domain. And a Nintendo gaming system with a protruding […]

What Happens When Modern Dads Meet For Dinner
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What Happens When Modern Dads Meet For Dinner

We agreed ahead of time, via text message, that it would be an early night. He had to put a bow on a key report before catching a train to D.C. early the next morning and I had to put the finishing touches on a piece I was writing for […]

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