Let’s Leave Fantasy to the Professionals

Let’s Leave Fantasy to the Professionals

Yesterday morning I had a vivid conversation with my 2-year-old about the pirate ship in our front room. Then it was a boat. Then a rocket. Whatever purpose it serves in his mind, to us it is an old, sturdy cedar chest that sits below our front window. Despite the frequent changes of name and purpose, I knew exactly what he referred to. We’ve sat on that ship, pirates together in the middle of the sea, and given stirring renditions of that old...

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Paternity Test Needed?

Paternity Test Needed?

Some moments I gaze at my son and instantly understand he is mine. It’s like looking in a mirror at a tiny toddler version of myself, and immediately identifying with my parents’ experience in a whole new way. Seconds later he will do something ridiculous (like shout for green beans when he has pizza on his plate) that calls that entire truth into question, and I’m left wondering how we could possibly be related. Such is the ebb and flow of...

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5 Totally Legitimate Tips For Parents to Save Money

5 Totally Legitimate Tips For Parents to Save Money

Times are tough, and parents have been hit hard in the pocket book. As a dad who blogs, I figured I am in a unique position to offer my insight on how to tighten the family budget. My reasons for presenting this advice are twofold: If there’s one thing the Internet needs more of, it’s parenting advice. If there are two things, the second would be pictures of cats. But there are other places you can get that. Only people who have an expert-level...

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Mealtime (A One Act Play)

Mealtime (A One Act Play)

I never worked a day in the restaurant industry, but being a parent at mealtime gives you keen insight into serving high maintenance customers in a restaurant. Let’s just say it’s a good thing toddlers are the most adorable things you’ve ever seen. They’re also loud, passionate, messy, fidgety fireballs who can barely sit still long enough for their food to hit their stomach. Oh, and they change their mind A LOT. Not sure it was ever made up to...

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Things My Toddler Wants When It’s Way Past His Bed Time – An Infographic

Things My Toddler Wants When It’s Way Past His Bed Time – An Infographic

  I’ll be the first to admit how lucky we’ve been with sleep when it comes to Jamie. He slept through the night for so long. But with potty training we told him to tell us when he has to go the bathroom at night. And with that came a realization that he runs the show. He’s slipped in and out of patterns, refusing naps and resisting bedtimes some nights. One night he told us “I just want to look at daddy.” Not...

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Not The Movie I Am Looking For

Not The Movie I Am Looking For

I don’t really know what the most pressing question is for parenting a toddler. There are so many important issues a parent must deal with in this day and age. Addressing these things can truly take strategy and consideration: Is your toddler eating a properly balanced diet? Is your toddler receiving the right amount of sleep? How do you instill the right values in your toddler? How do you get your toddler to stop throwing temper tantrums? I am...

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I like the holidays. I do. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been a great time to enter into a food induced coma, and then toss up a New Year’s resolution to climb your way out. It’s also a great time to slow down, and enjoy time with family and friends.  For most of my adult life, my wife and I lived in relatively small apartments with very little room to put things. I never liked the “stuff on top of stuff” decorating...

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