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The Difference Between Potty Training Boys VS Girls – My Experience.


It’s been eight years since I’ve become a father. Some might argue that my potty training experience began on day 1. I’ll refer to it as my state of ‘dormancy’. I spent the first year and a half (+) in the dugout, ‘riding the pines’ as they say… watching and waiting for my name to


The Legend of Tasker, Daddy Tasker.


The sun is still asleep at 5:45am, as his insanely annoying iPhone alarm screams from the nightstand. The man snaps up from what seems like complete hibernation into full attention, his arm firing across the side of the bed like a stinger missile, attempting to deactivate the noise before waking everyone in the house. He


Shifting into High Gear: Back to School.


My nieces and nephews have already started back to school and heck, now that I think about it, that was at the beginning of August! My wife and I stood back and laughed at her siblings – wow, that must really stink that they have to return to school so early… Cut to – our


Start of School Celebration Checklist.


Maybe it’s just me, but the end of August has me hearing the siren song of the back-to-school angels. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when school finally lets out and through those months of June and all through July, we’ve had the best of times – excited and ambitious to get through our


Is Picky Eating Hereditary?


Growing up as the oldest of three brothers, it was my self-appointed position within the family to keep a careful eye on my younger brothers and make sure they toed the line. I fancied myself as some sort of family policeman, it wasn’t until later in life that I was, in fact, a ‘snitch’ and


Cruising Costco+Kids for Dove Men+Care.


As I enter what I fear could be an early mid-life crisis at 41, I’m always finding myself trying new things. And before you go and get ahead of yourself, allow me to say – hit the brakes. It’s not what you think. The things that I’m trying are most aligned with health and well-being.


Pulling a Pick 6 on Fussy Eaters.


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hebrew National. The opinions and text are all mine. Call them what you’d like – fussy, picky, persnickety and if we’re being nice – particular eaters. I’ll be honest, my kids have their moments. They’ll go a few weeks in a row, never complaining


Something’s Fishy.


In the last ten years, we’ve been fortunate enough to live on both the east and west coasts and while we LOVE both, we’ve been able to identify the subtle differences. Southern California was good to us with its sand, surf and winding concrete strand that runs from the northern tip of Santa Monica, south


Potty On, Wayne.


The world of potty-ing has changed by definition dramatically for me over the last several years. One minute you’re stumbling out of a comedy club at 1am and headed up into the Hills for an after party and the next, well…you’re teaching little folks how to actually use a potty – something I have personal


Branching Out to Make the World a Better Place.


A little over thirty-five years ago, on a cool Pennsylvania morning in the month of June, I threw on my blue and white Lower Milford Elementary school windbreaker, waited for the school bus to come down Spinnerstown Road and hopped on. I had finally graduated from pre-K and was now at the ‘big kids’ school,