Dad

My dad is in town. Technically he is my ex-step-father, but for all intents and purposes he is my dad. Family is a funny thing. There is the family we are born into, the one we can not choose, then there is the family we pick because of marriage or whatever. Our closest friends, the

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Getaway Weekend

This past weekend we did something we haven’t done in years. We planned an overnight stay without kids in The City (only one place is know as “The City”). After all the cold, snow and countless illnesses, my wife and I need a weekend just for us. We were joined by our good friends, who

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Inner Beauty

We aren’t looking for a house, thankfully, already owning our own home. There is a house for sale in my neighborhood that is hard to miss. It was sold about 6 months ago, the buyers then renovated it and now they are looking to “flip” it and make a profit. I don’t have a problem

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Autism At Play: Repairing Fun Time With Toybox Tools

The scariest moment for me as a parent was the day my son was officially diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You see the signs, but you hope it’s just a phase that will magically disappear one day. The good news for us, is that we caught it early and have been working with him daily

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Teething Sucks

The headline pretty much says it all. My 9 month old is almost ready to sleep through the night. Almost. One of the things preventing this from happening is his teething. He will take up a couple of times at night, partly because his age, but also partly because he is in pain from the

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