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The Revolving Door of Bathtime.


Back in the early 1980’s, when I was 5 or 6 years old, my parents had finished construction on the ground floor of their very first home. My mom was pregnant with my brother and they were anxious to move in. We would live downstairs as construction continued in order to finish the upstairs bedrooms


Does Cleaning Make Your Kid a Better Person?


Depending on which part of the country you live in, I’m fairly certain that I’m not alone in saying that I feel like my kids have gone to school for a collective 6 days since mid-December. Whether it’s been because of Christmas or Hanukkah break, New Year celebrations, snow days or the inevitable quarantine-inspired day


Tis the Season between Seasons.


Thank you Ellio’s Pizza for sponsoring this post. Visit your local retailer to pick up your own Ellio’s Pizza for a pizza night in! The time between Thanksgiving always seems like it’s going a million miles per hour. On the home front, if you decorate anything like we do, your tasked with going throughout the


Easy Sausage Biscuit Balls.


There is nothing better than a low-key Sunday morning capped off by an overcast sky, a shark movie, and some Sausage Biscuit Balls. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 lb of your favorite Sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled 1 1/4 c Bisquick 1 1/2 c Cheddar, shredded 8 oz Cream Cheese, room temp 1 Egg 1/2 t Ground Mustard


A November to Remember.


In 1980, I turned four years old and it was right around that time that I had my first memory of understanding that I grew up in Philadelphia Eagle country. Sundays (and the occasional Monday night), were planned around what time the Birds would come on. Weekend chores like mowing the lawn, weed whacking, chopping


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


The Light that Shines through the Darkness.


NOTE FROM DAD OR ALIVE: This story was written by my wife. I had started and stopped many attempts to put onto paper my thoughts and feelings about this time in our lives and realized that, man or woman, father or mother, this post as it is may resonate with many parents out there… On this