Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hump Day

I love my job, I really do, but every once in a while, I’ll get that feeling again. You know what I’m talking about. The feeling where I just can’t possibly make it through one. More. day. Strangely enough, I noticed that this typically happens on Wednesday. When I told my co-worker about this during […]

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bathroom

Bathroom MacGyver

When I go into my son’s bathroom I find the usual toothpaste, toothbrush, wadded up towels, piles of clothes, and such. But, I also find the not-so-usual duct tape, pocket knife, action figures, Guinness Book of World Records, paper, pencil, and Sweet Tarts. Sweet Tarts, really? What. Is. He. Doing. In. There? So, as any […]

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homemade ice cream

Summer Snack Hack

(Longer daylight hours + more time at home) x warm weather3 = constant requests for snacks.  Here is one new formula for do-it-yourself ice cream to help occupy and amaze the kids.  At least for a few minutes. A homemade ice cream without the trip to the store for salt you can’t use at the […]

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Home Alone!

No, this has nothing to do with the movie of a similar name.  And, no I did not leave my child(ren) home alone.  I’m not that bad of a dad.  My wife took the boys to her parents for the weekend, and I was home alone.  I was very excited about it.  The weather was […]

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Order Up!

Dinner time is chaotic around here. Well, let me clarify. When the three of us actually sit down to eat, it’s really quite nice. We have always valued the sanctity of the family meal…the kids know that I feel very strongly about taking a few moments to relax and share the best parts of our […]

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I Want to be Supermom When I grow Up

As a new mom, things aren’t turning out to be exactly how I imagined. I somehow assumed I’d be supermom. And by that I mean: being able to exercise every day; cook a healthy, well-balanced dinner; clean; take care of the house; maybe watch some TV and enjoy a glass of wine; give my husband […]

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