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Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach
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Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach

We’re instructed to do it every time we fly. In the unlikely event cabin pressure is lost in flight, affix your own oxygen masks before assisting others. The benefits of this are obvious but not something we parents would naturally do first, not without the stern yet friendly reminder while […]

4 hours and 230 miles of driving for 22 minutes of Grace
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4 hours and 230 miles of driving for 22 minutes of Grace

I knew that, as part of a multi-band radio station concert, she wouldn’t perform a long set but still I patiently waited for Let It Show tickets to drop, drop, drop in price to a more than reasonable $13 each on SeatGeek, and then surprised the girls with a semi-spontaneous […]

I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know
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I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know

Thank you Amnesty International USA for sponsoring this post. A few nights ago, while dreaming of a relaxing winter weekend spent decorating the majestic 8-foot Douglas fir you and your kids thoughtfully selected then tied to the roof of your car and crossed-fingers it would still be up there by […]

I Am My Father’s Son (or A Quiet Demonstration of a Dad’s Love Told Through Hockey Scores and Newspaper Ink Before The Sun Would Rise on a Tuesday)
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I Am My Father’s Son (or A Quiet Demonstration of a Dad’s Love Told Through Hockey Scores and Newspaper Ink Before The Sun Would Rise on a Tuesday)

I crashed at my parents’ place earlier this week so that I could drive my dad and mom down to Philly for his pre-dawn appointment. Unrelated, the Red Wings had recently won two games on the bounce while out in western Canada. My dad knew this, he knew that they […]

The Gift of Teenage Autonomy Is Now Free On Amazon
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The Gift of Teenage Autonomy Is Now Free On Amazon

This teenage autonomy post is brought to you by Amazon and The Motherhood. All opinions expressed above are honest and unbiased, as always. I’m not gonna lie, I don’t think I knew what ‘autonomy’ meant as recently as 5 years ago. The concept of it, sure, but the word ‘autonomy’ […]

Reason #2 Why I Love Soccer
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Reason #2 Why I Love Soccer

I published a sprawling ‘reasons I love soccer‘ story already but there are so many reasons, some tiny and obscure, some massive and obvious, why I absolutely love soccer / English football so this is going to be a series. Here’s reason #2 Why I Love Soccer. America is descending […]

Avoid The Flu, Save The Likes
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Avoid The Flu, Save The Likes

Sometimes we modern folk do stuff solely because we think it’ll look awesome on social media. It’s okay, we all suffer for our art at one point or another. For example, we know in our heads and in our hearts that the annual county hot air balloon festival is going […]

Braces, Fractures, Spurs, Wolves, Digital Photo Frames and Finding Pure Joy All Alone
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Braces, Fractures, Spurs, Wolves, Digital Photo Frames and Finding Pure Joy All Alone

We’ve managed to avoid major childhood injuries and medical procedures, and the accompanying debt-inducing healthcare bills, for the first 13.5 years of family life but the streak has ended with a momentous clattering. Both of our daughters need braces. Oof. And the right-handed teenager took a nasty spill whilst playing around […]

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