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Adrian plus three in sunglasses
Apr17

Lucky in Love…and Pizza + Dr. Oetker Giveaway!

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Let’s get one thing straight. I am a lover of food. I’m not sure that I’ll ever be able to take part in any of these maple syrup/lemon juice cleanses OR count my calories, using a pinch of Parmesan on my salad instead of an entire, huge ball of creamy, delicious Burrata. After having three...

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Adrian plus three in sunglasses

Lucky in Love…and Pizza + Dr. Oetker Giveaway!

Let’s get one thing straight. I am a lover of food. I’m not sure that I’ll ever be...
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Please Don’t Read My Basketball Diaries.

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Building Mason’s Fortress of Solitude + A HUGE Target Giveaway.

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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #26 – Is That Chocolate?

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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #25: Clean Up On Aisle Two.

“We’re gonna need a wet clean-up in aisle two”, I heard over the PA system of my l...
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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #24: Banksy’s Buried Treasure.

My mom raised three boys in the country outside of Philadelphia.  Once June came around and school ...
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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #23: Paging Doctor Mommy.

Getting through the holidays without having to administer some form of antibiotics is tough, especia...

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Some of Ava’s less graceful performances.

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AVA FULL OF GRACE #7: Put Me In The Game, Coach. I’m Ready.

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AVA FULL OF GRACE #6: She’s Driving Me Insane.

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AVA FULL OF GRACE #5: Get To Steppin’.

Recently Ava is going through this phase where, after we put her and Charlie to bed, she sneaks back...
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AVA FULL OF GRACE #4: Snow Your Roll.

If I wasn’t organized, I would’ve given up a long time ago.  In trying to carry that id...
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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #27 – TEENY HOUDINI.

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An Interview with the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees.

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An Exclusive Interview with the cast from A&E’s ‘Modern Dads’.

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OTHER PEOPLE’S PARENTS #8: Back Off, Stay-At-Home Dads.

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Adrian plus three in sunglasses

Lucky in Love…and Pizza + Dr. Oetker Giveaway!

Let’s get one thing straight. I am a lover of food. I’m not sure that I’ll ever be...
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If you were driving to work this morning and saw a man in shorts walking the dog and pushing a strol...
Adrian holding basketball in high school

Please Don’t Read My Basketball Diaries.

The year was 1990.  I was the goofy kid running up and down the court, clearly having trouble coord...
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Eat Your Heart Out

A collection of my favorite kid recipes from myself and fellow foodies.

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT #9: Chocolate Lo Mein Easter Nests.

I love candy. I think I’ve mentioned this before. I also love candy-like treats that are made ...
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EAT YOUR HEART OUT #8: OVEN-BAKED SKILLET PUFF-PANCAKE.

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT #7: PANCETTA WRAPPED ASPARAGUS.

Things my kids could care less about when it comes to asparagus: ✓     It’s a super gree...
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EAT YOUR HEART OUT #6: VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER – SAHD STYLE

NY Strip & Brie Sandwiches, Baby Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette AND Vanilla Ice Cream with C...