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Category Archive: Parenting

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Inspiration!

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Scrambling to come up with a great Father’s Day Present – last minute? No worries, as a guy I have the fast present picking gene in my DNA and I can help!

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Mr. Rogers on Scary Things in the News

When the nightly news is dark and frightening, I find quotes like the following from Mr. Rogers help provide comfort and renewed confidence in my fellow man…

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Take Time to Be a Dad Today!

Becoming a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me. And it turns out, that my actively being a dad to my daughter – is one of the best things I can do for her too! Studies show…

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Household Dangers – 5 Things to Watch Out For!

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Our children are precious to us. We talk to them about stranger danger, and we baby proof the house! We do whatever we think we need to, to keep them safe! But there are 5 Household Dangers you may be overlooking. Things common to most homes, and yet they can be deadly for children. Be …

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Dads Just Want to Have Fun

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Or at least they should. Let me explain. It was brought to my attention by my loving wife and also by at least one commenter on my recent blog: 7 Ways to be a Better Dad (aka: “Stop and Smell the Diapers”) that I had left something important off my list. So, here is that missing guideline on how to be a better dad: HAVE FUN!

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7 Tips to Ease a Child’s Return to School

Summer is wrapping up and I don’t know about your kids, but our little girl has not been hiding her feelings about going back to school…

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The Way We Talk to Our Children…

Do you every catch yourself saying something unnecessarily impatient or critical to your children? The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.

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Vintage Parenting Tip #42 – Fresh Air for Baby

Often our ancestors had tremendous wisdom concerning the best way to raise healthy, happy children. Sometimes… not so much.

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My Name is Not Pumpkin!

After I finished her bedtime story and started to turn off the light, our six-year-old daughter said, “Don’t call me Pumpkin. That’s not my name.” While I don’t remember saying it, I must have said, “Goodnight, Pumpkin. I love you.” The pet-name is now a long established habit. She followed up with, “Goodnight, Banana!” complete …

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