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My Three Incredible Stay-At-Home Dad Superpowers
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My Three Incredible Stay-At-Home Dad Superpowers

Rickety knees have relegated the scaling of tall buildings to fantasyland for me; leaping those same skyscrapers in a single bound, what with that degenerative lower back and all, is, at this point in life, an even worse idea. I may not have actual superpowers like Elastigirl, or even in […]

The Push and Pull of Parenting My Pre-Teen Daughter
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The Push and Pull of Parenting My Pre-Teen Daughter

For over fourteen years I’ve been waiting for the scales to level, for the other shoe to drop. Things have been too smooth, too easy, relatively speaking, and while the shoe is still on today, the laces are undone and the seams in the socks are annoying as hell. Parenting […]

Saying You’re Beautiful
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Saying You’re Beautiful

It’s tricky terrain, still, because it feels so damn weird saying “you’re beautiful” out loud to them but I do know now that not saying it ever is so much worse. My story from back in March of this year for WHYY Philadelphia tackles the linguistic and body image struggles […]

Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years
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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

7 Life Lessons To Raise Good, Happy, Empathic, Kind and Organized Kids
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7 Life Lessons To Raise Good, Happy, Empathic, Kind and Organized Kids

Here are 7 life lessons to teach and behaviors to model that will produce good, happy, empathic, kind and organized kids. Every single parent has a wish list of adjectives they hope to use in describing their future grown-up children. Some of the words may change over time, as we […]

What parenting sounds like
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What parenting sounds like

On Wednesday night of this week, it sounded like the bitterness of a family failing to click into its usual place. Parenting was deafening in its silent brooding. Last month, parenting sounded sweeter — confident steps forward on well-worn stone. Last month, in Barcelona, this is what parenting sounded like. […]

The Unique Father’s Day Gifts Dad Really Wants This Year
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The Unique Father’s Day Gifts Dad Really Wants This Year

You might have it in your head that dad wants a photo of himself with his kids as a gift this father’s day. Hmm, dunno ‘bout that. While he certainly won’t scuff at such a gift (dad ain’t rude like that), it might not necessarily be what he’d like to […]

The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy
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The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy

A new roof, fresh vinyl siding, the gutting and redoing of two bathrooms, installation of a new hot water heater, and the transformation of an ironically dank sunroom and a slim, cluttered garage into one massive, high-ceilinged family room. Those are the ambitious (read: expensive) home improvement projects we began […]

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