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As a dad, I’m thankful for…

It’s easy to see how my life would have been different if I’d never become a father. In the same breathe, though, I don’t want to imagine any other life. You’ve gotta admit, this life as a dad is pretty awesome, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s not always easy. Nothing in life is really easy 100% of …

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Kelley Blue Book Delivers Top 5 Cars for Dads

Top 5 Cars for Dads

Let’s face it… It’s one of this dad’s fondest dreams to go to Southern California for a trip — particularly when you get to talk about (and test drive) the best cars that are on the market today! But, it was even better than that, because I had the opportunity to experience the Kelley Blue Book operations, their great staff, …

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Dad: Why do you do what you do?

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“Why do you do what you do?” It’s a simple question, and it doesn’t seem to come out in just that way. In different ways, though, we hear it from our friends, our kids, our spouse/significant other, and (perhaps most importantly) from our own internal voice. We ask ourselves why we are here, and why we are parents. We want …

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The Day I Became Dad

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We all become dads at different times in our lives… It’s an amazing moment when we see our child for the first time, when we hold the little one, and hear the initial cries. Whatever the path to fatherhood, we find ourselves in those initial moments of utter joy, anticipation and gut-wrenching fear. What’s it like to be a new …

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Old Spice Supports Dads – Hardest Working Giveaway

Giveaway

There are lots of reasons I feel really good about being part of the latest Old Spice campaign. After all, Old Spice works hard for all of of us, working dads out here. I know, I know… you’ve already read about my earliest reminiscences with Old Spice. But, there’s more to Old Spice than being a reliable, tried-and-true experience. It …

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How to Juggle Being a Dad, the Job and Sleep

Being a dad is awesome, but it’s not always easy. There’s always a constant interplay, with conflicting pulls from the demands of our kids and jobs. Sometimes, it’s also important to get a little sleep, at least to get enough to maintain our sanity. With work and coaching, and all the rest of the extracurricular activities in our lives, we …

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5 Tips to Encourage My Child to Sleep

As parents, we were there when our child/children entered this world, and we’ve experienced so many memorable moments along the way. But, many of the earliest memories with our little one also revolved around sleep, in various iterations: Trying to get our baby to fall to sleep; Rocking and changing and feeding the baby to encourage sleep; Experiencing our own …

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A Mix of Words

Scrabble

Words, words, words… I love games, and I’m trying to pass that on to my kids as well. So, we play whatever games interest them, and it’s great to watch them gaining interest as each year passes. So, today is National Scrabble Day; and once again we play with words. We put together the succession of letters they know, and …

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He’s going to school… Kindergarten

Kindergarten

It’s a year of milestones, I know. He turned 5 in March, and now… he’s going to school. Let me take a step back, though. He’s not going to school tomorrow. It will be months yet. Today, though, he was accepted to a very good school. It didn’t happen overnight… We researched schools. We asked for recommendations. We talked about …

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Old Spice’s Hardest Working Collection – #smellegendary

Lingering memories of my childhood always include the scent of Old Spice. My grandfather wore it, so  all the milestone moments I spent with him — fishing, throwing the baseball, or just visiting him after school — all come flooding back when I use Old Spice products. While the scent is tied to memory, it’s more than just a pleasant …

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