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Why I write

I have never been a writer. My two best friends in high school had to proofread my love notes because I was so terrible at spelling and punctuation. 642 more words

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Changing The Perceptions of Divorced Dad

Last week I wrote about the perceptions of divorced parents and in particular divorced dads and how they’re viewed or judged on a daily basis. As I read the e-mails and comments from readers I started reflecting on the overall view of divorced dads and fathers in general. 631 more words


Don't HIT SPANK YELL No Time Out - What Then?! - Parenting, there's a book for that

I just did a search for “parenting books” on Amazon and got this:

124,664 results for “parenting books”

That’s A LOT of information. Overwhelming anyone? It is for me.  714 more words

"Books For Siblings Fighting"

Family Dinner Discussions: How to talk about politics, drugs, poop and bad jokes.

Dinner time and weekend breakfasts are great. When you all sit and eat and talk about stuff together. With all the kids there. My kids have grown older so they spend less time with me now. 726 more words


It's Not Whether You Win or Lose - (blah blah blah)

Heading into the 4th quarter, my son’s basketball team was up by six. It was a low scoring affair as most games featuring 8-9 year olds are.  576 more words


Joy To The Imperfect World!

We all have visions of the perfect Norman Rockwell holiday. Everyone works hard to create the perfect day for their children and make sure that all the t’s are crossed and all the i’ dotted.  156 more words


Presence Not Presents

Perhaps one of the most stressful things about the holidays is the pressure that the world around us puts on buying gifts. Between the catalogues, TV commercials, billboards, e-mail blasts and Web ads, someone is in your face every thirty seconds offering you 20% off, 50% off, 80% off, buy one get one free, free shipping and every other incentive you can think of to spend your money. 332 more words