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Devoted or Devoid?

Last weekend I completed my first marathon.  It was an amazing experience full of highs and lows, fun and pain, an experience that really taught me a lot.  More on the actual marathon in another post.  For this post, I… Continue Reading →

Empty Tank Syndrome

Sure, I guess it is more commonly called “Empty Nest Syndrome” but a picture of our new empty fish tank was readily available. Either way, the point to be made is that when the boys went away for a week… Continue Reading →

Lost Inspiration (a rather long post)

In the Spring of 2007, my two boys (then almost 5 and six and a half) decided to take on the challenge of Tae Kwon Do.  What started as curiosity turned into over three years of ups and downs, highs… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #208 – Spring Training

The DaddyCast Episode 208 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! An update on what we have been doing for the past couple of months (not just slacking off) and a look at athletic events coming up this Spring. Study… Continue Reading →

We needed Linus

It is Christmas Eve and at least one tradition has been broken, my shopping is done!  In addition, most of the presents are wrapped and I don’t plan on being up until midnight or later with paper, tape and scissors… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #207 – Holiday Housekeeping

The DaddyCast Episode 207 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! Don’t let your kids off the hook – more on how self esteem building can hurt our kids- Article by Dr. John Rosemond Growing up – enjoy them at… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #206 – Confidence vs. Self-Esteem

The DaddyCast Episode 206 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! A recurring topic, from some new angles. It is Self-Esteem, or perhaps we go the Confidence route- you choose what works for you. Articles Referenced: article by Jen Lemen… Continue Reading →

Pride Through Achievement – Part 2

I had another article posted over at RichmondMom.com, go check it out.  It is about my oldest and his participation in an eight mile, night time bike ride.  It was quite a challenge for him and one he took on… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #204 – ADDebate

The DaddyCast Episode 204 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! The ADDebate – have nearly a million kids been misdiagnosed with ADD just because they were the youngest in their class?  The USA Today Article and more details from… Continue Reading →

My dog ate my homework

I strive to make sure that my boys have the chance to experience all of the stereotypical childhood joys.  A few years ago I piled up leaves and let them (and a few neighbor boys who looked at me like… Continue Reading →

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