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My Son Is a Loser

Posted by on March 21st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

We sit bobbing in the pool like pale apples waiting to be plucked. My son is crying into his flotation device and I am expectantly staring at him. This is not going as well as I’d hoped. “This game is boring and dumb. I hate it.” He’s over it. I’m treading water, literally and figuratively, […]

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9 Parenting Tips from the Movie ‘Zombieland’

Posted by on March 13th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Yes. It’s time for another helpful parenting lesson using zombie culture. In case you didn’t learn the first time, the second time or every other time, this one should teach you something. I guess. I was a big fan of “Zombieland” when it came out. There was something sort of inspiring about it, though I […]

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Posted by on December 5th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Children have an incredible ability. They can see whatever they want to see. Much like politicians. When they look at molehills, they see mountains. They grab a broomstick and it magically transforms into a sword. We’ve all used this power before, even if we can’t remember it, but it’s vital for kids. And it’s desperately […]

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Old Yeller Parenting

Posted by on November 15th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

With the wild success of The Daddy Complex’s “CTFD Parenting” and a multitude of other parenting philosophies variously titled with animals names, military equipment and dance moves, we think it’s time we got in on this lucrative moneymaking scheme. Today, we submit to you: “Old Yeller Parenting.” No, we don’t shoot our kids, you lunatic. […]

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Curious George: Instructions for Parents

Posted by on May 30th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

I was slacking on my dad duties after a weekend of camping and tin foil battles and pole dancing. I was beat. So, I decided to sit on the couch with my son and watch some “Curious George” with him. I was a big fan of the books growing up but I always identified with […]

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Tasers for Kids

Posted by on April 22nd, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

I rarely, if ever, give a full-fledged piece of parenting advice. I’m not a fan of “the authority” or specialists or people telling me how to live my life, but I think it’s time I finally take a dip in the “this is how you do it” parenting pool. It’s a dirty pool, by the […]

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5 Alternate Uses for Toddlers!

Posted by on May 21st, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Toddlers can take a huge toll on your patience, resources and time. The list of tough lessons and experiences is endless: possessiveness, tantrums, food pickiness, lack of vocabulary, etc. And, you might even get to a point of asking the rough questions, “What good is a toddler having around? What is the exact purpose of […]

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Scamming Yourself

Posted by on May 18th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Disclosure: This post is brought to you today by LifeLock, a leader in identity theft protection. This post is my own opinion and my crazytalk doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinions of Lifelock or its staff. I’m tired of scamming myself into thinking I’m a good enough parent. I’ve realized today, after a 21-hour run, that […]

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Solo Dadding

Posted by on April 20th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Half of my ass slips off the fake, butt-worn leather of a bench. I’m almost sideways. Finn works my arm, yanking it from its socket. My other appendage is attached by way of my palm stuck to my face. With eyes half-closed, I think that I’d love for the Arabic music in this Lebanese restaurant […]

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Spicemance Tips for Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

Posted by on February 10th, 2012, under VIDEOTAPE

Valentine’s Day can be tough to pull off for any couple. But when you have kids? Yikesberries. So, let us help you put the spice back in your romance with 3 easy tips. We call it SPICEMANCE. Ladies, this one’s for you, because frankly, you are in the driver’s seat. Guys, share with it your […]

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