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May, 2014

  • 7 May

    Mother’s Day Shopping (made easy) at Walmart

    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart and Walmart Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Well, it will soon be Mother’s Day, so I scooped the boys up and we made our yearly mom run to Walmart–so we could find a gift for their mom and mine as well. Being the very smart-and-savvy …

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  • 1 May

    What Do You Call Yourselves?

    Mother and Child

    Howie Kaibel is Community Manager for Yelp Albuquerque–you can find him at howiek.yelp.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/howie.kaibel.9. He was a full-time, stay-home dad (he referred to himself as a Man Mom) for one year, when his daughter, Iris, was one year of age. He’s a husband and father of two kids: Iris (now three) and Aura (now 15).   First, an official note: Iris is walking, everywhere. …

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April, 2014

  • 6 April

    Anticipation (and fear) of Parenthood


    Growing up, there were two goals that have always been on my list of things to do. They are goals I wanted to achieve, and roles I wanted to play in my life: wife and mother. It has taken some time and patience (lots and lots of that)–while finding the true me. And, I also needed to discover what I …

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  • 5 April

    Into Every Dad’s Life, Some #Ickies Must Fall!

    Into every parent’s life, some #ICKIES must fall. And, let’s be honest, most of us have had enough gross ICK to last many lifetimes! From the moment my son entered the world, he’s been at the very center of one mess-after-another. You know what I’m talking about: Marker murals all over the floor, walls–even his arms and legs Blotches of …

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March, 2014

  • 18 March

    Being a Dad – The Best of Times

    “The loss of a loved one, is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.” –  Robert Southey Being a dad–heck being a parent–is like A Tale of  Two Cities, by Charles Dickens…. A good friend of mine and his wife lost their child a few days ago. As …

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  • 14 March

    Am I Batman?

    My son and I love Batman (be it in movies–cartoons or the comics). He is our favorite superhero. He somehow thinks I am Batman, (he says that he’s Robin, when we play). As his dad, I realize I am SO-NOT Batman, or any other kind of superhero. I am a 40-year-old, slightly overweight guy (working on losing that badge). I …

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  • 7 March


    March Frozen Food Month is the perfect time of year for us to explore (and discover) with Easy Home Meals. At our house, snack-time is pretty simple–particularly with the creativity that abounds in the two little boys! The ingredients for snacks usually include some combo of: Eggo Tyson Heinz Dole Jimmy Dean And, this snack is no different… It was as easy as …

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  • 2 March

    What Does ‘Dad’ Mean To Me?

    My son’s 3rd birthday recently came and went, so I’ve found myself asking “What does ‘DAD’ mean?” Heck, I’ve ask myself that question often over the course of the last ~3-1/2 years–even before my son was born (or was a twinkle in my eye). I’ve wondered (and still do): Am I going to be better then my dad or father were? …

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February, 2014

  • 21 February

    Radiothon 2014 – For The Kids!

    Every child is a miracle, but for some of our kids, it’s not been an easy road. I know I’ve written a little bit about my own experience with my first child, who died shortly after birth. But, I also have another child in my life who has overcome what could have been overwhelming odds–to beat cancer. My stepson, Ethan, …

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  • 9 February

    My trip to Dad 2.0 in NOLA

    Let me start by saying how awe-struck and humbled I was to be around so many great-and-involved dads (and moms) at Dad 2.0. It wasn’t just the fact that they have such great site, or that they didn’t just talk about being an involved parents; they backed it up by actions. It didn’t stop there. I can honestly say that …

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