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Jun17

There’s No Manual for Being a Dad.

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A little over six years ago, I became a dad. It wasn’t a surprise, so I should’ve been prepared, right? Wrong. I don’t care what you do – construction, customer service, hostage negotiation—PARENTING is the toughest job there is. Before Ava came into the picture, the previous years found me only concerned about myself, which

Nov2

Potty Training 101: Do you Ball or Fold?

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Of all the things that we, as parents, must deal with during these early developmental years, potty training might just be the toughest. I’m not ignoring teething (and the diarrhea and screaming that comes with it) or sleep cycles, because those are hard-hitters too. But Potty training is an extra special beast. With Ava, I

Feb18

DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #28 – TEENY HOUDINI.

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With the recent birth of our third child, I’ve felt confident that Ava (4½) and Charlie (2½) were in a pretty good place for the most part, able to listen and follow most directions and on occasion even lend a hand with the baby.  Ava has been a great big sister so far, helping to

Jan10

OTHER PEOPLE’S PARENTS #10: A Survivor’s Guide – The Top 5 Toddler Truths.

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My baby just turned four….my reaction, you ask? Part this: And part this: Anyone who has survived the twos and threes knows exactly why. Now that both of my children are 4 and 7, I’ve had the horror honor of experiencing the two different ways these two very different children experienced these nightmare lovely years.