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Noisy Things With Batteries And Love
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Noisy Things With Batteries And Love

I don’t remember why we were in Kohl’s but within 5 minutes I found myself squeezing sideways through the ramshackle toy department in the far left corner of the big box store, between the surprising pop-up electronics section (has that always been there?) and racks upon racks of bedazzled little […]

The Heavy Lifting of Fall Cleaning
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The Heavy Lifting of Fall Cleaning

When you’ve got no central air conditioning, you end up leaning on your ceiling fans heavily – heavy leaning like an awkward kid in 1989 holding up the wall at his first (and every other) high school dance. That kid may or may not be me. Moving on… Because I […]

Doing Good Is Easy
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Doing Good Is Easy

Sure, I mailed hockey cards to my favorite players with self-address stamped envelopes tucked inside to increase my odds of receiving an autographed reply. It worked too! I still have those signed Nick Lidstrom, Chris Osgood and Slava Kozlov cards to prove it! It’s the little things that brought me […]

More Of The Same
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More Of The Same

Mouse was up first, as per usual, frantically running out of her room, across our size 2 hallway, and over to my wife’s side of the bed to check the time. More of the same. It seems a strange nervous tick for a single digit aged child but she’s constantly […]

More Minutes To Live The Life You Want + A Great Clips Gift Card Giveaway
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More Minutes To Live The Life You Want + A Great Clips Gift Card Giveaway

I’ve got a decent amount of free time. I’m lucky that way, really lucky, and I don’t take it for granted, but that doesn’t mean I’m cool with tossing away precious minutes sitting in traffic, waiting in lines or queuing in lobbies. Nope. Nope. Nope. I run my life with […]

Every Child Should Take a Cruise, Here’s Why
Parenting Blog / Travel

Every Child Should Take a Cruise, Here’s Why

It’s not only the 24-hour ice cream and free kid’s camp on board Carnival Cruise ships. There’s another, potentially life altering reason every kid should take a cruise. Whether it’s for a stretch of 4, 6, 7, 8 or 10 days, when a child cruises they gain not only the […]

Our Oldest Daughter is 12 And Her Childhood Is Still Going Strong
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Our Oldest Daughter is 12 And Her Childhood Is Still Going Strong

She’s arrived here at her own pace, free from impediments and devoid of turbocharged power boosts that would race her toward an imaginary checkered flag finish line. My oldest daughter is 12, and a half, technically, a tween by any definition, and her childhood is still going strong. Some days […]

The Light At The End of the Hall at 5:30 AM (PLUS A BIG GIVEAWAY!)
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The Light At The End of the Hall at 5:30 AM (PLUS A BIG GIVEAWAY!)

My late morning tossing and turning ritual that has become waaaaaay too commonplace, together with the faulty-snowblower snoring pattern of my wife, conspired to prop open my eyes at the ungodly hour of 5:30 AM on Saturday. In a pre-dawn haze of sleepy eyes and weary thoughts, I saw a […]

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