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Chuck the Chunk: On the Road to Dad 2.0 Summit 2014

I’m on my daily (or-close-to-daily) challenge, on-my-road to winning the Chuck the Chunk: On the Road to Dad 2.0 Summit 2014 weight-loss challenge.1003042_10152116524759616_1764882450_n1

Follow me, as I  laugh at myself, stumble, and bumble my way through, on my personal journey of weight-loss fun.

I’m rediscovering the me I ate a few years back. Along the way, I plan to kick the back-sides of  a great group of  fellow daddy bloggers.








Trying to stay clean, word-wise

This is always tough to keep in mind when your in the midst of an all-out rant: keep your words in the non-colorful vocabulary zone. Even our half-way swear words are no-goes sometimes, as it is really just the word, just in a different light: Frick, heck, ghal bless it, suck, and a nod to my sci-fi friends (fellow sci-fi nerd here), Frack’n. …

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Kitchen cabinets on the cheap, well cheaper then new

The cost of new kitchen cabinets can range from $1,800- $4600 ( cost estimates from About.com Home Renovations “What is the Cost of Kitchen Cabinets?” ) Kitchen cabinet replacement is one of the most expensive parts of a kitchen renovation project. But in many cases, you can create an entirely new look to the kitchen by giving those cabinets the love they …

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Find an outlet

It is good to be around your child, but you also need some ‘me’ time. Be it: heading to your local watering hole to have a beer or 4 with your buddies (as one may not be enough for the week you have had), a hike in the mountains… anything that allows you to get away for a bit. As …

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“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” Charles R. Swindoll  

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“If you can control your behavior when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding…and snatch an opportunity to shape  character.” – Jane Clayson Johnson

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Dr. Spock

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”  – Benjamin Spock

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“When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that ‘a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.’ So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein …

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Abilities and Can-Do

As my son becomes more and more independent, it is also a time for him to become increasingly frustrated as well. He’s trying out all his new abilities. Running… he is learning to balance himself while running–so I see him take off on that wobbly, top-speed run. But, he can just as easily trip and fall. Or, he can’t keep …

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To ADD/ADHD or not to ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD: this diagnosis can be difficult at any time, but the fact that the disorder shares symptoms with other health conditions can make it even harder. It is a condition that is thrown around a lot these days. As parents, we need to stay on top of what’s going on with our kids. So, read up and ask questions–sometimes experts …

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Another week gone by

Well another week has gone by, and I’ve learned more amazing things… As we begin the journey, we think it is our child that is learning  and gaining experience. Somewhere along the line, we discover that we’ve been growing (and learning) even more–in a different way. We gain patience, inner and outer strength, bat-like hearing, a heightened sense of pending danger, …

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