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The Band-Aid that Almost Killed Naptime

Things aren’t funny anymore. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself. That’s my justification for not working on the blog lately. Things used to be funny, so I wrote a funny blog about them. Now things are not funny … Continue reading

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Man in the Tan Van

I’m just gonna come out and say it: We bought a mini-van. Yep. It’s done. There’s no going back. I now drive around in a giant room on wheels. Getting the van was pretty much a necessity for us. With … Continue reading

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Even the Applesauce Won’t Accept Me

The other day, Bear, Bean and I were gathered ’round the dining room table to enjoy our midday repast. The lunch conversation, as guided by Bear and Bean, was riddled with scores of “poopies” and “butts” and “poopie butts” and … Continue reading

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SAHD 3.0: The Pregnancy Post

As one year draws to a close and another waits to take its place, the impulse is always to reflect and resolve. Was 2011 OK? Was it all I hoped it would be? What will be different in 2012? One … Continue reading

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese Graphic

Being a lover of photography and the great outdoors, I very much look forward to finding the latest issue of National Geographic magazine in my mailbox every month. Perusing the contents of this well-known yellow-bordered publication inspires me and helps … Continue reading

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Taking the Kids to the Bar

As a one-car family we make certain sacrifices. Now, wait. I take that back. That’s the ‘glass half-empty’ way of putting it. Let’s try this one on: As a one-car family we get to have some totally off-the-hook public transportation … Continue reading

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Sing a Song of Six Pants

Here’s a recent conversation in our house in reference to a popular nursery rhyme: Bear: Dad, why do they sing a song about six pants? Dad: Well, actually sweetie, they’re saying sixpence. Pence is a name for money that was … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Street Sledding

Fluffy, new-fallen snow. The sounds of neighborhood children laughing and sledding. My wife and I gazing out the window at it all… and calling 911. That’s right, we called the cops on kids sledding. Yeah, we’re hard core. OK, fine, … Continue reading

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Kids, Llamas and the Holidays

I’m going to review a children’s holiday book now. Even without saying another word about this book, it’s got a couple of potential strikes against it. First off, it’s a kids’ book of which a large percentage are just bad. … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story, Little Bean

Bean (age 2.5 years) is a big fan of telling stories these days. Certain events seem to leave lasting impressions on her, and she tells the same stories over and over and over. Recently, we all went to see “Winnie … Continue reading

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