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Wherever Back To School Happens, Your Day One Starts At Dick’s
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Wherever Back To School Happens, Your Day One Starts At Dick’s

This story is sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions expressed below are honest, unbiased and 100% my own. It’s mid-August. It’s brimstone-hot outside and the a/c is gasping for the air we need it to keep pumping inside. The summer is both in full force and winding down, and […]

The Long and Winding Road Nears Its End
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The Long and Winding Road Nears Its End

I’m a reasonable man.The long and winding road nears its end.A pair of kittens bounce off walls in an endless, relatively fruitless chase of tails and feathers.The artist inside a rubber shoe, rolling about with a painted smile. The Museum of Funeral History is in Houston. It teaches what the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Holiday Gift Guide For Teens Curated by Teens
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Holiday Gift Guide For Teens Curated by Teens

Here are 25 sweet holiday gift ideas in a handy dandy guide curated by a real-life 12-year-old and 15-year-old. From a plush Captain America pillow to dainty home decor, and a funky Luna Lovegood backpack to an elegant Original Grain watch, there’s a little something for damn near every older […]

Combing out the Teeny Demons
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Combing out the Teeny Demons

By Andi Jaspersen Parenthood: the fastest path to a Master’s Degree in Disgusting.  Had you asked me a decade ago what I knew about poop, rashes, or how long it takes food at the bottom of a backpack to morph into an unrecognizable science experiment, I would have stared blankly […]

Parenting is hard, writing about parenting being hard is also hard
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Parenting is hard, writing about parenting being hard is also hard

I never claimed to be a parenting expert. Never wanted the label. Some out there maybe thought I had more of a clue than the rest. Not even close. I had ideas, sure, and I try hard almost always, but I’ve been flying mostly blind for the last 15 1/2 […]

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