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What Fear Looks Like
Parenting Blog Humor

What Fear Looks Like

You’ll have to forgive the lack of scenery and character development in this short anecdote, but years ago I was walking the hallways of a shopping mall with a man who had previously exhibited racist tendencies and was, in that moment, in the midst of making a racist remake of […]

Making The Case For The Summer Slide
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Making The Case For The Summer Slide

Remember when summer was all about games, puzzles, playing outdoors, being creative, staying up late, sleeping in, running through sprinklers, watching TV in the a/c, and making new friends in camp? Remember when summer was about childhood exploration, riding bikes, reading books for pleasure, trading baseball cards and enjoying a […]

In Support of Those Who Support Those Battling Depression
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In Support of Those Who Support Those Battling Depression

The text came in while you were traveling, heading to or away from another airport. That’s not too important. The hat was missing. Tears and hysterics came through your phone in rapid succession, catching you off guard and adding a hazy level of faraway drama to the day. You had […]

Of Sharks and Watching Shark Week with Roku
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Of Sharks and Watching Shark Week with Roku

The passing of time is marked in any number of ways; notches on a door frame, the size of shoes in the doorway or by the bags of outgrown clothing waiting by the door to be donated to Cradles to Crayons (and later, to Goodwill, when your children eventually age […]

How We Got Rid Of Mosquitoes And Learned To Love (Our Backyard) Again
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How We Got Rid Of Mosquitoes And Learned To Love (Our Backyard) Again

“I’ve got 12! Wait…13!!” “1, 2, 3…8, 9, I think I have 9 bites. Darn.” Baseball is my sport of summer but for my two daughters, a competition of another sort has developed over the years as these two outdoorsy girls make a nightly tally of mosquito bites to see […]

The End of School Means The End of Routine Photo Contest and Giveaway
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The End of School Means The End of Routine Photo Contest and Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Pure Protein. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are honesty and unbiased, as always A lot of parents, too many parents if you ask me, mourn the end of the school year and cheer on the dawn of the next. You probably have, or will […]

Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together
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Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together

Before we bought our first house, we looked at one house, this house. One of the reasons we bought the very first house we looked at some 13 years ago was its massive fenced-in backyard. We were still years away from becoming parents but it didn’t take too much in […]

Dads Share Their Kid’s First and Funniest Words
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Dads Share Their Kid’s First and Funniest Words

Confession time, I haven’t the foggiest idea what either of my daughters’ first words were. I’d like to think each kid blurted out a loud & proud “dada!” because, well, duh, but I’d only be guessing. “Emancipation”? “Hummus”? “Let’s Go Red Wings!”? Maaaaaaaybe, but no, probably not. Jimmy Fallon, the […]

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