Souring The Relaxation

We are currently on vacation. That’s me, my wife and five kids ranging from the ages of toddler to pre-teen. It isn’t a small crew. We are staying in a small town a few hours from Seattle with plenty of hiking available, beautiful scenery, and few of the amenities you would find in a city.

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Loud

My 14 month old son is loud. No, not in a “he has aloud cry” kind of way. I mean he is┬áLOUD. He will yell, screech and holler at random times. Often it is because he wants something. Either a piece of food, a toy, up, or whatever. You never know when he will suddenly

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The Foo Fighters Knock It Out Of The Stadium

This past Thursday the Foo Fighters played the second night of their Broken Leg Tour at Citi Field. I’ve been to hundreds of Rock Concerts over the past twenty years, but I must admit, this was the best show I have ever attended. Every now and then, the band and crowd are in total sync

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Parenting Is Hard, So Don’t Beat Yourself Up

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a new dad, and he said “Man, bloggers never tell you how hard parenting is” and he is right. Most blog posts are fluffy magical nonsense that doesn’t give an accurate description of what parenting is all about. Yes, we have those touchdown moments, but for

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Forgetting How To Vacation

Yes, I used the word “vacation” as a verb. Get over it. Parenting is about flexibility, and if you can’t be flexible with language, then you have no business being a parent. Just ask a 3 year old. Back to the point. School is out, and has been for a few days. The first week

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