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How The Tween Stays Clean and This Family Stays Close
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How The Tween Stays Clean and This Family Stays Close

Ten is 99.44% pure. Ten is clean-as-a-whistle knock knock jokes on repeat and dirt beneath fingernails with hands in cookie jars. Ten is clean but needs to get cleaner every night to remove the smell of ten. Eleven, thus far, a few weeks in, isn’t offering much relief from that […]

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 […]

Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil
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Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil

There are moments of pride and happiness and hope, fleeting as they may be thanks to what I am tempted to say is the current sociopolitical climate in America. I hesitated on current. This cannot be thought of as exclusive to our time alive in America because anyone with half […]

For That Which We Cannot Plan
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For That Which We Cannot Plan

I have never stepped foot inside a Planned Parenthood location. Sure, I’ve seen them, driven past them and maybe even parked out in front of a Planned Parenthood once in Philly or Denver or somewhere else I’ve been over the years. But I’ve never been inside. And yet, AND YET, […]

The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers
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The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers

Please, god, if you’re awake and happen to have one of the TVs tuned to this archery supply place in the middle of Amish country (you’re cool with them, right?) right now, please please please help send one of her arrows through one god damn (shit, sorry about that) balloon. […]

Modern Dads Raising Tweens and Teens
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Modern Dads Raising Tweens and Teens

Five dads, from different parts of the country, but all of whom are in the midst of raising tweens and teens, have contributed audio pieces to the newest episode of the Modern Dads Podcast. I was honored to be asked to be one of them and decided to read my […]

We March On
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We March On

A perfect one-two punch in the air presented itself to my wife and I last week to mourn, scream and protest an unpresidented situation in America. On Friday night, Frank Turner spit truth to power on stage at The Fillmore, leaving us full-throated and raspy voiced by the end of […]

What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best
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What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best

Think of it this way: one day she won’t be so little. One day Super Heroes and finger food will no longer dominate the conversation. And one day she’ll be out in the world putting her own unique imprints down on top of the earth, without you by her side […]

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