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Dec21

40 Years of Christmas Memories and Traditions.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Tylenol and the #HowWeFamily campaign. The thoughts, opinions and traditions are all mine. As you know, we’re teaming up with TYLENOL to celebrate all the different ways people family during the holidays, and to share #HowWeFamily. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday and I’m

Dec16

Looking Back on Amazing Trips with the Kids PLUS a HUGE Travel Giveaway!

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Every year, halfway through December, I get to a point where I get all nostalgic and reflect on the past year. I think about the things that I’ve been able to accomplish with my blog, the milestones and memories that my wife and I have been able to create with the kids and what I

Dec9

Santa Loves These Sugar Cookies.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: I have received information about #HowWeFamily from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is sponsored post. As part of my partnership with Tylenol, we’re teaming up this holiday season to inspire conversation about how different people ‘family’.  My grandma’s sugar cookie recipe is a little piece of personal

Nov28

This Article Contains Poop.

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We’ve all been there. Standing silently, hunched over in the corner, your eyebrows are sweating on you’re on the verge of a dry heave – stuck in the elevator trying to get to the office bathroom or riding on the subway with, like 8 stops to go…it’s called…explosive diarrhea. On the flip side of the

Nov28

November is so ill.

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It was 84 degrees here today. Just to remind everyone, it’s November, not July. When we wake up tomorrow morning, it’ll be 45 degrees, with a high of 65 and the local weather wizards aren’t even sure it’ll make it there. A 20-degree temperature dip within the course of a few hours is a major

Nov14

A Letter to My Wife, You’re Doing Good.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: I am partnering with Minute Maid for a series of stories to help parents realize they’re #doingood. All opinions are my own. Being a parent is generally difficult enough on its own, but when you factor in multiple children at various ages it becomes significantly more complex. Add to that things like school,

Oct30

The Boys and Girls of Summer.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Tylenol #HowWeFamily campaign, however the experiences, thoughts and opinions are all mine. If you’ve been a trusty loyal follower, drinking the Dad or Alive Kool-aid, you’re fully aware that we’ve packed up and moved (once again) further south, to the coastal country of Virginia.

Oct16

A Fortress of Fallen Solitude.

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Before I started a family, the bathroom was kind of similar to the post office for me, I’d occasionally stop in, drop off my mail and abandon ship a few minutes later. In recent years, since Ava, Charlie and Mason were born, I’d locate the little half-bathroom in our house and barricade myself inside with

Oct11

Living Life in the Moment.

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A couple of weeks ago my wife and I went to orientation at Charlie’s new preschool in the evening… Ava, Charlie and Mason played in one of the classrooms along with a dozen other children while the parents attended a short informational meeting – evidently, that’s our new ‘date night’. In the form of a

Sep28

Everything is Big When You’re 5, Including Texas.

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A big Texas thanks (from Virginia) to everyone that read my last post about Charlie and I taking an adventure to the great city of San Antonio on behalf of our friends at H2 Suites by Hilton. I finally had a chance to sit down and take a look at the video that I shot