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Prepping for the Big Game – #BigGameTreats

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias For this post, we used: SNICKERS®, Life Savers®, Skittles®, and Starburst® We’re getting ready for the Big Game… What are you having? #biggametreats #CollectiveBias #ad daddynewbie.com A photo posted by Don Jackson (@daddynewbie) on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:04pm PST We’re huge football …

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Every Time We Get Together… Thanksgiving


It’s Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, so I’ve been thinking about my cherished moments, growing up. Every Thanksgiving, we’d go to my grandparents’ house. My grandmother and aunt putting together all those culinary delights the day before. Then, they got up at 4 am on Thanksgiving morning to put the turkey in the oven; and the cooking would continue through the day. Of …

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Top Thanksgiving Books

Thanksgiving is such a fun time for family and friends to get together, share food and memories, and also enjoy fun and storytelling. Of course, some of the best (most popular) books about Thanksgiving were written for kids. Many of these stories offer something for all of us to enjoy… Please take a look at these top picks!

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Another Movember


It’s time to celebrate another Movember! For many, it’s the time of the year when they grow a mustache. Since I already grow facial hair for most of the year–goatee and all–I grow a beard. For me, it’s a way for me to inspire conversation. Friends and family ask me why I’m growing a beard (they know I hate it, …

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When did I become the butler-dad?

“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”  –  Carl Jung I am a college-educated man, I have a few letters behind my name, I have my own business, and I am 40 years old; yet all that means nothing to my 2-year-old son, because he needs his sippy cup filled with more milk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, I …

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A Black Eye for Us All

For a brief period of time, over the last few weeks, I have felt like it was 1914 and not 2014… How far we have advanced in technology, medicine and overall quality of life? Yet, we don’t appear to have progressed at all in other areas.  I find myself uncertain, not quite sure how to explain to my son what we have all …

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First Day of School Blues

Well here it is again: the first days of school. It’s the yearly ritual all parents must face at the end of every summer. For me, it is yet another reminder of how quickly time with our children pass, and how fleeting time is. I know… this is how life progresses, how it is ” supposed to be”; yet I …

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Help Me – A Journey to Self


With the passing this week of Robin Williams, I find myself asking, “Do we always see or seek out  help when we need it.” We all face depression at least once in our lifetime (if we’re luck), but it’s not a sign of weakness, nor is it a sign of being a failure to seek out help when going through those times. …

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No Text Thursday

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Time. “You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin Those 4 letters are so simple yet so complicated, depending on the way you use the word. It can make a mountain into dust. It can be a witness to life and for death. It is an unstoppable force… always moving forward. For a parent, time is our greatest …

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