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Living a New Year 2015

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland Everyone seems to be making resolutions for the New Year, and while I have goals for 2015, I find myself thinking more about the fact that my son is growing up too fast. So, what I would really like to …

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Freelance Writing Resources

Paid Writing - Freelance

Freelance writing is just one of those activities that just naturally become a part of blogger resources. Whether you’re looking for a full-time, part-time, contract, or just once-in-a-while gig… Here’s a list of resources and networks that will be of use to you in your online writing search.

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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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What Do I Do With My Hands?

I realized today, while stand in the school pick-up line, that I have no idea what to do with my hands. Being a dad–standing in these lines–I feel eyes on me. It may or may not be true, but it sure feels that way. Some days, they seem to be judging me, sizing me up, and waiting for me to …

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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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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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What I learned from my Dad

With Father’s Day coming up, I find myself looking back at my childhood and thinking about the lessons I learned from my dad. I wonder,  too, what I am passing on to my son–from that which my dad taught me. October marks the 15th year since my dad passed away. And, sometimes, I still have a hard time coming to …

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Trying To Explain The World To My Son (Questions) – Extended Version

I first posted this article last year. I’ve expanded, and now am reposting, the article. I think it’s important to remember: We have but to listen… and we’ll hear their myriad of questions. Our children are in the process of discovering their world, testing those limits. Interspersed through the questions are realities of the world, with the pain, death and loss. …

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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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