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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 […]

Hodgepodge Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

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She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

Travel One For Every State but Not One in Every State – Here Are The 50 Best American Road Trips

One For Every State but Not One in Every State – Here Are The 50 Best American Road Trips

Big Sur? Yes, sir. Kentucky bourbon?? Make it a double. Gilmore Girls??? Everyone loves Lorelai. Now is the ideal time to take a road trip to see, taste and geek out over all of that and more. Let’s be real: it’s gonna be a hot minute before we once again […]

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One For Every State but Not One in Every State – Here Are The 50 Best American Road Trips
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One For Every State but Not One in Every State – Here Are The 50 Best American Road Trips

Big Sur? Yes, sir. Kentucky bourbon?? Make it a double. Gilmore Girls??? Everyone loves Lorelai. Now is the ideal time to take a road trip to see, taste and geek out over all of that and more. Let’s be real: it’s gonna be a hot minute before we once again […]

Being a #GirlDad Means Normalizing Periods. Full Stop.
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Being a #GirlDad Means Normalizing Periods. Full Stop.

This story about a #GirlDad normalizing periods is brought to you by Natracare, the vegan, biodegradable and compostable period products company. “Daaaaaad!!!” I turn away from my laptop and jog down the hallway from my bedroom. “Oh my god what’s wrong?” “Can you throw me a pad?” “Sure thing” I […]

11 Comfy Alternatives to Camping During Coronavirus
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11 Comfy Alternatives to Camping During Coronavirus

Camping is lovely, save for the rocks, bugs, humidity and random terrifying wildlife encounters during the night. But during the age of Coronavirus, domestic camping is both socially distant enough to be safe and, frankly, one of the few options left to actually travel. Instead of signing up for a […]

Canvas Prints are the Best Father’s Day Gift Idea
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Canvas Prints are the Best Father’s Day Gift Idea

This post is sponsored by CanvasDiscount.com. All opinions are honest and unbiased as always. I ordered a canvas from CanvasDiscount.com for my teen last year and the quality is stunning. MID-JULY EDIT I wanted to pop back in here, a month after Father’s Day to show off a few things. […]

The 2020 Guide to the Best Vacations for Teens
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The 2020 Guide to the Best Vacations for Teens

Best Vacations for Teens No matter what your teen digs, I got you covered with a destination recommendation to delight them (and you!) in my guide to the best vacations for teens in 2020. Here’s a baker’s dozen of choice locales, from Memphis, Tennessee to Krakow, Poland and Brooklyn NYC […]

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She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

My debut in Parents Magazine!
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My debut in Parents Magazine!

I’m not gonna lie, this was a damn thrill. Through a set of random circumstances (it’s always random with me) for which I could never have planned, I was granted the privilege of writing a family travel piece for the February 2020 issue of Parents Magazine. That issue is on […]

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Leesa

She doted on me at my half-filled two top, making me feel like the celebrity my Gaylord keycard lied and said I was. Leesa made sure I stayed hydrated while in her care, on account of the altitude and my not being an acclimatized native. A mile high, forever grounded. […]

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