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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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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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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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5 Tips for Handling Tantrums

Tantrums

I’d like to be able to claim that my child is a perfect angel, with an even temperament. In most of our dearest dreams, we’d like to think that our child would never throw temper tantrums — particularly not in the middle of a crowded store. What reason would our own sweet child have — after all — for throwing …

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Not My Birthday

Love you to the moon and back

Yesterday was the day that I was born, and I’m thankful for all the well-wishes I’ve received from you all: family, friends and all. But, I have to say… Since my son was born and I became a father, my birthday has taken a whole new meaning and dimension. First and foremost, of course, the day is not my own. …

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Nobody Warned Me About Five

My son’s birthday is today, so I am in pause. The world feels like it’s standing still for just this second, as I jot down a few thoughts and reminiscences. I remember the day he was born: the first time I saw you, held you, and rocked you in my arms. You were so small, compared to now. But, I …

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You Call Me Batman

Dear Son, You call me “Batman,” and you’re Robin. You want to save the world, and I’m proud of you for it. “We’re superheroes,” you say. “We’re here to protect.” Beyond Gotham, we’ll save the world. It sounds so simple. You make me believe that it’s all possible. I want you to believe it. And, somehow, I feel that you must believe …

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