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I Never Thought I’d Feel This Way About Swim Lessons

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Goldfish Swim School, however, opinions expressed are authentic and 100% those of the author.“Are you ready to get in the water? It’s time to go splashy-splashy!” My one-year-old started kicking his legs, waving his arms, and giggling as soon as he heard me use our silly […]

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Playground Skirmish

Playground Skirmish

We were at a birthday party the other day. It’s the usual thing. Cookies and cakes, lots of fun stuff to play with and climb on. A good time is being had by all, though there are a few skirmishes that pop up from time to time. In one such situation, a young boy slowly […]

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Bed Bug 101

It starts like any other nightmare. Everything is normal. Everything is going just fine. Then it isn’t fine. We were about to put our 4 year old son to bed with a snuggle and a story. I reached down to pick up the large stuffed owl I use as a pillow when reading stories, and […]

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Sippy Cups Are The Worst

If I were one of those people who had a mortal enemy, I would have to say it is Richard Belanger. I suppose I should mention that I’ve actually met Mr. Belanger, and he has never done anything to me personally. The problem is that Mr. Belanger is the inventor of the Sippy Cup. And […]

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Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Tell Our Children “Black Lives Matter”

I’ve always wanted to teach in an inner-city school. The second I got in front of my classroom, something amazing happened. Those kids, they weren’t just ‘the kids.’ They were now ‘my kids’. Regardless of how we look different, and live very different lives, those kids are MY KIDS. So, when something happens in the […]

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Parenting Advice

I am not the sort of person who usually solicits parenting advice. By that, I mean, at no point in my life have I ever had a conversation in which I asked anybody for insight about raising my children who wasn’t my wife. I am also not the sort of person who makes it a […]

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The Dad Digest: Baby-Daddy Blues

Dashell Raymond Roy was born on a Tuesday. It was a beautiful Tuesday. It is really hard to take a step back and describe the experience, mainly because it’s not about me. I suppose I could try and muster of a list of thoughts I thought, but I doubt moms are very interested in all […]

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