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Jun14

Getting Outside is Half the Battle.

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June has already come out swinging with a roller coaster of temperatures that match the emotions of my children as they phase their way out of Preschool, Pre-K and 1st grade. Some days we’ve got super highs and some days we’ve got super lows. The only constant would be that ‘nothing is ever good enough’,

May23

BUILDING A BETTER BACKYARD WITH DIYZ® APP.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a sponsored post on behalf of the DIYZ_app and the #DIYZGuys campaign, however, the power tools, damaged fingertips and raised garden bed are all mine! Back in the day, we never needed to call anyone to come and fix the leaky faucet, creaky wooden stair or A/C outlet that didn’t

May22

Turning on the Afterburners for Mother’s Day.

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With spring in full swing and summer already nipping at its’ heels here in coastal Virginia, nothing yells out to me more than GRILLING. As most of you who follow my side-winding adventures know, we’ve recently relocated and with that, comes figuring out what to do with the brand new backyard, porch and patio. As

May19

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES.

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Up until a few weeks ago, I had been making two dinners a night. I’d make one for the kids and simultaneously, one for my wife and me. We’d give the kids a bath, read stories and get them in bed. After they were zonked, she and I would sit down and revel in the

May18

Jack of All Trades, Master of None.

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It wasn’t that long ago that I had a formal job, where I had to actually report to a live, adult human being. I sometimes wore this unique style of shirt that had buttons and a collar – far different than my current ensemble. I was fortunate enough to have a job where we had

May18

Flow on the Go: Potty Training Tips for the Road.

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Back in the early 2000s, I was the unfortunate victim of having to suffer through Southern California traffic during late-day rush hour. Having an afternoon meeting on a Friday at one of the TV networks in the ‘Valley’ (San Fernando – over the hill) while living on Venice Beach couldn’t have been a worse scenario.

May3

Retreat and Repeat.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Clorox® and Cotton Incorporated, however, the washing, drying, folding and hanging up are all mine! If there’s one thing that I’ve noticed thus far after having a daughter and two sons, it’s that my daughter, Ava, tends to be more emotionally complex, while my

Apr23

Hoppin’ Along the I-85 Bunny Trail.

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Easter has long been one of my favorite holidays, despite that one year that I got the psychedelic bunny at the mall as evidenced in THIS previously written article. I always enjoyed the excitement surrounding the tradition of dying Easter eggs with my two younger brothers. And contrary to most peoples’ initial reaction – I

Apr19

The Tale of 26 T-Shirts.

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There’s nothing more painful than having to move a family of five twice in one year. Throw in having to switch schools, adjust to different schedules and policies and then have half of the family get the flu (including myself currently), it’s been a borderline debilitating few months. Many thanks to my friends at Clorox

Mar27

Making the House a Home.

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As a few of you know from my last post, we’ve recently had a bout with black mold in our kitchen. The last six weeks have seemed like a massive game of rope-a-dope, with me stumbling from one corner of the ring to the next. The good news is that we found a great place