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I have been failing as a father this summer. My patience, never a strong suit of mine, has been worn paper thin. My 3 1/2 year old is pushing her boundaries, testing her parents, not sleeping well, being lazy when it comes to using the bathroom (meaning she pees a […]

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Explaining Death to a Toddler

We have been very fortunate in that no one in our family has passed away in quite some time. There has been no need, and it seems this discussion is only conducted as needed, to go over what death is, what it means to die, and what the word dead […]

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1st day perfect, 2nd day…not so much

My girl is through two days of her new school/camp. Yesterday’s drop off went well, I was totally surprised by this fact. Turns out that she had some mini-crying episodes during the morning but napped well and had a fine P.M. Today, very different story. She was absolutely hysterical when […]

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Oh What a Night

Our weekend started off with a trip to the ER. The wee one upchucked, letting it fly a few inches and then repeated that projectile action 15 minutes later. Pediatrician was called and he advised us to take her in to the ER. After three looong hours, she checked out […]

Random Toddlering

"The swing will be there for me in the morning"

An email I just received from my wife. She is at home, of course, with new baby, our 3 yr old and my mom…“Oh, and I almost forget to tell you about her nap! She was outside on the swing after lunch, around 1:15 or so, and told your mom […]

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Another birth…at the other house

For those following along, we have had another birth. My gal’s other Daddy, the one at her other house, delivered a baby girl. You may recall his dilema – he has no vagina, only a rear-end. Well, my girl has informed us that she had a magic wand and was […]

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At my other house

For quite some time now, my daughter (the three year old – I have to get used to the fact that I have two now and cannot simply say “my daughter”) has told us stories about her “Other House”. There, she has three dogs and three cats, her daddy has […]

Finally switched to Maple
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Finally switched to Maple

For my entire life I have used Aunt Jemima Lite Syrup. When our daughter started to eat waffles and pancakes we had her using a real maple syrup, so she would not become addicted to the sugar sweetness of “syrup”. We bought several varieties for us to try but we […]

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