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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 […]

Built Strong to Last Long
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Built Strong to Last Long

This post is sponsored by FIVE STAR®. All stories and opinions expressed below are honest and unbiased, as always. I put a bow on my own high school career in 1993. Back then, being bullied over my weight and teased about my lack of luck with the ladies was confined […]

9 of the Best Vacation Ideas with Young Adults
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9 of the Best Vacation Ideas with Young Adults

What’s your fancy? Baseball, wild animals, art & architecture, history & BBQ, live music, volunteering, being swarmed by thousands of pigeons? No matter what you and your kid craves, I’ve got you and your awesome young adults covered in my latest travel story for Family Vacation Critic. Here are 9 […]

I’m going to kill you (of passing notes and school shootings)
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I’m going to kill you (of passing notes and school shootings)

It was a note being passed between friends. That was Tuesday’s news — a note. She was giggling and it was adorable. I look forward to this tiny window being cracked open and the puff of fresh air from her daytime life away from me that sweeps gently across mine. […]

Gifts For Tween Girls: Go Vacation For Nintendo Switch. A Tween Gamer’s Guide to her 11 Favorite Things About Go Vacation For Nintendo Switch!
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Gifts For Tween Girls: Go Vacation For Nintendo Switch. A Tween Gamer’s Guide to her 11 Favorite Things About Go Vacation For Nintendo Switch!

No game since Skylanders for our Nintendo Wii and later, the WiiU, has made a big an impression on my girls as Go Vacation for the Nintendo Switch. My 11-year-old, the Mouse, a tween gamer is especially smitten with this Switch game of never ending vacation. In the market for […]

Self-Propelled, Battery-Powered and Kid-Friendly
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Self-Propelled, Battery-Powered and Kid-Friendly

Most guys would think I’m daft for not having had my kids out doing the yard work years ago. They’d say something like, “dude what’s wrong with you?” (That’s a sentence I hear a lot anyway) These guys would then get more pointed with their critique, adding “that’s one of […]

Making The Summer Safer, No Helicopter Parenting Required
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Making The Summer Safer, No Helicopter Parenting Required

There’s a helicopter museum near our house. I’m sure it’s lovely. I dunno, I’ve never been. In the early days of my life as a stay-at-home dad a decade ago, that museum was something of a punchline in jokes volleyed between my wife and me. She’d wind me up with […]

How To Teach Your Teen (or Teen Entrepreneur) About Money Management
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How To Teach Your Teen (or Teen Entrepreneur) About Money Management

Not every dad in the world will find the need to use the per piece cost of a 100-pack of iridescent beads to teach his kids about personal finance but all dads and moms do have a brand new teen money management tool to help illustrate essential home economic topics […]

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