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Taking Steps At Home To Become A Healthy Dad
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Taking Steps At Home To Become A Healthy Dad

I’ve been big my whole life. Too big. Uncomfortably big. Unhealthily big. You get the point. That was then. This is now. I’m taking steps at home to become a healthy dad. Big steps. I write for a living which by definition, save for those who dare rock a treadmill […]

Time Travel With A Rad 80’s Pizza Party
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Time Travel With A Rad 80’s Pizza Party

Whatever it means to be normal child, I’m pretty darn sure I wasn’t one. Some kids visualize hitting a 9th inning home run with the count full to win the World Series in walk off fashion. I longed to tend lovingly to the needs of my guests during a busy […]

A Lock of Love on Mother’s Day with DIYZ
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A Lock of Love on Mother’s Day with DIYZ

This project and story have been sponsored by the DIYZ® app. All opinions are honest and unbiased, as always. There has been a house key stuck in the lock of our back door since the end of winter’s cruel chill. I’ve wiggled. I’ve shook. I even begged on my knees. […]

Memories of a Good Sleep
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Memories of a Good Sleep

My best sleep memories as a dad were the mid-day naps I’d take with my youngest daughter six, seven and eight years ago. Her older sister had started full day kindergarten, leaving just the two of us and our sleepy orange tabby cat at home every day. After lunch, after […]

A Life Lived On A Lawn
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A Life Lived On A Lawn

A lawn is more than grass and dirt. It’s more than the trees and bushes that dot the landscape of the spaces behind and around a home. A lawn is a place where kids grow up, where they have adventures both real and imaginary, and where family ties are bound […]

Not Ready Yet To Go All The Way Grey
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Not Ready Yet To Go All The Way Grey

The flecks of grey started to appear in my early twenties. That seemed a bit ahead of schedule. The grey onslaught started slow enough, just a strand here and there, something my mom would point out with a slightly wry smile when I’d return to the nest. She’d say I […]

OK, Google Let’s Make Home Life Better
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OK, Google Let’s Make Home Life Better

There’s a line in a Wolf Parade song that goes, “I’m not in love with the Modern World”. In many ways, this lyric serves as a mantra of mine because so much of what the modern world delivers is trivial and an absolute time suck but now when I say […]

A Bottle To Battle Cold and Flu Season
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A Bottle To Battle Cold and Flu Season

There’s probably a bottle of Clorox® Regular-Bleach sitting in your laundry room right now. We’ve all got one; I think they must come standard when you buy a home. Maybe your bottle is covered in a layer of dust because you only grab it for the occasional laundry load. That’s […]

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