On Frustration

As the stay at home parent I am with my infant all the time. I am fortunate in this, to be able to have this role in life. I know this and really enjoy it and love spending time with my kids. There are time, however, when that’s not the case. Spend any amount of

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Blogging As Parenting

Blogging is a lot like parenting. Well, maybe not a lot. There are parallels. You can have all the greatest ideas in the world, but when it comes time to actually put things into practice nothing works. You can put all the time and effort into a post and have it sit there lifeless not

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Video Contest: Why Are You A #HealthyDad?

**Disclosure: Thanks to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Connecticut, who sponsored the campaign, for including dads in this important discussion about family health care. My views are based solely on my experience as a parent, and not as a medical professional. Ever since I became a dad, my life has changed drastically. One thing that

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I’ll Tell You Who Took Those Lunches

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of chaperoning my first school field trip with my daughter’s preschool. The class went to the local apple orchard for some apples, pumpkins and an all around fun time. I was a little nervous for the trip, but in all honesty it was the most fun I’ve had in

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Morning Incentives

Getting everybody up and out can be a pain in my house. My wife is often gone by the time everybody is eating their breakfast. That leaves me and 5 kids to deal with. And one of them doesn’t even walk yet. The two older kids often fight and argue the way siblings do. Often

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