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Feb16

The Revolving Door of Bathtime.

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Back in the early 1980’s, when I was around 4 or 5 years old, my parents had finished construction on the ground floor of their very first home just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My mom was pregnant with my brother and they were anxious to move in. We would live downstairs as construction continued in

Dec22

Tis the Season between Seasons.

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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

Oct20

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

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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

Aug18

Start of School Celebration Checklist.

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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

Aug4

The Light that Shines through the Darkness.

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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

Jul27

Cruising Costco+Kids for Dove Men+Care.

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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.

Jul14

Potty On, Wayne.

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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

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’,

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