Daddy Vs: Rolling

As I sit here writing this, I am exhausted. Last night was one of the most sleepless nights we’ve had since Izzy was born. Somewhere in the last 36 hours, she has learned to roll onto her stomach at will. And believe it or not, this is new territory for us. Our 6 year old […]

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Maintaining Relationships as a Stay at Home Dad

I may be new at this stay at home dad thing, but I already know that the most important part of making it all work is maintaining the relationship with my wife. Although I’ve been a stay at home dad for two months, I’ve retained my job as a social worker on a per diem […]

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Children Vs: Loss

Today my six year old said one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever heard a person say. She has a Mary doll, as in “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” complete with a wool and porcelin lamb figurine that her great grandmother gave her. I was in the other room when I heard something fall. […]

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Daddy Vs: Summer Vacation

Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth -Mike Tyson It’s been five weeks since I started my journey as a stay at home dad. The baby and I have settled into a rhythm; when she naps, that’s my writing time. Otherwise we stay busy doing housework, playing, and eating 70,000 hectares […]

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How to Play the Lighting McQueen Gas Out Game

If your household is anything like mine, pieces to board games go missing all the time. That includes the instructions. It’s not a big deal if you’re playing Chutes and Ladders. But if you’re playing something unique, like Lightning McQueen’s Gas Out Game, missing instructions can become a gigantic problem, resulting in disappointment and temper […]

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Poor Man’s Chicken Parm

For the record, I know how to cook (somewhat) and I enjoy doing so. But this recipe isn’t about simply “cooking.” It’s a crowd pleaser for little kids. If you’re still here, I assume you either love chicken parm, or are looking for a quick meal that can be prepared for under $10 that your […]

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