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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)
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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 […]

How To Raise Daughters To Love Their Bodies When You Hate Yours
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How To Raise Daughters To Love Their Bodies When You Hate Yours

I finish pissing and step up onto the digital scale for the 3rd time today, with more eagerness than the occasion warrants. There are water stains on the reflective black surface from the kids swinging their wet hands over to reach the hand towel after washing up. Every once in […]

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Friday Night With Books and a Mouse

Her mother and sister had already left for their weekend away. They are heading up north. We aren’t pushing back until morning, going south to Virginia for soccer, history and hiking. I showered first and then she got in with a shower cap to continue preserving the dyed color that […]

On Throwing A Very Special Sweet Sixteen Party
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On Throwing A Very Special Sweet Sixteen Party

It would be too easy to blame the walls, to blame the regressive nature of what I swear was a dignified brown paint fifteen years ago, for our lack of entertaining. Over time, that evocative brown became emotionless beige and while we adventure together outside of the house, from Gaudi’s […]

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