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Baby Food Bullying

Posted by on May 20th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We’re bummed out. A rad company is being bullied in the media with sensationalistic finger-pointing and it’s starting to remind us of a toddler screaming at a cool toy for no reason. Let us be crystal clear. We’ve been working with Plum Organics to start an online convo about the honest, unfiltered moments of parenting. […]

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5 Ways You Can Royally Screw Up Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Lots of websites write theoretical, preachy lists about innumerable parenting and relationship pitfalls, but most don’t really live them. You can tell by the way the author speaks so authoritatively while remaining distant from their own material. For example, I read an article recently about some relationship issue and the writer made it sound like […]

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Parenting Unfiltered

Posted by on April 27th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We’ve partnered up with Plum Organics because they had a brilliant idea that fit our site and purpose perfectly: to create an online convo where parents could tell it like it is, to see and show others they’re not alone, and to laugh or cry at the wonderful and grim realities of parenthood. With social […]

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6 Crazy Stages of Gambling on a Cruise

Posted by on March 31st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The rad people at Carnival Cruise Lines paid my way and sent me on a voyage to the Caribbean last week, so I could showcase all the fun and frolic available at sea on their cruise line, but something unimaginably crazy happened… The cruise was very rad, food, fun, drinks, sun, blah blah blah, but […]

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For Oren

Posted by on March 2nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My mind is a sweatshop of emotion right now. I keep waiting for the bell to sound so I can go home. But closing time doesn’t seem likely for a good while. This past Saturday was a banner day in existential pain. Post by HowToBeADad. First, it was my late father’s birthday. When I say […]

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Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

Posted by on February 25th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I’m sitting up in bed staring through the darkness as my one-year-old cries just a short distance away. It’s about 65 degrees in my room but I’m sweating. I’ve been through this before, with both boys, but it doesn’t get easier. If I had a crystal ball, I’m sure it would show me that he’s […]

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The Cowardice of Conversationalists

Posted by on February 4th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The Super Bowl was a bitter feud. We watched as two teams battled it out, yard by yard, to scrape together a hard-fought victory. But the feud I’m referring to was between gameplay within me. I’m not a huge sports guy. I watched for all the spectacular commercials, if I’m being honest, and one of […]

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The Magic 8-Ball of Parenting

Posted by on December 30th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

On a daily basis, I wonder if I am doing the right thing. Am I trying hard enough? Am I listening intently enough? Am I guiding while correcting when necessary? Am I learning fast enough at this parenting thing that I can stay a few steps ahead of my own children? It feels like the […]

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End of Year Whispers

Posted by on December 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Can you hear that? The new year is calling our names. He’s off in the distance, waiting for someone to answer. Like a child, he stumbles toward us as he takes his first steps. We don’t know whether to protect this young thing from itself or let him fall. Luckily, he will make his way […]

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Home Is Where You Are

Posted by on December 4th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve gone through lots of changes lately. Moving, new job, new school — you name it. Proud of our progress but sometimes, when you’re a parent, simple things almost seem insurmountable. We’re still cutting through the brush in our jungle of boxes. The only thing static at this point is my true north, my family. […]

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