I Challenge You to a Duel…

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I turned 31 a few weeks ago.  Though I received awesome pampering  (waking up to a candle in a glazed Boston cream doughnut along side a coffee was heaven), I still dealt with the typical trials a stay-at-home-parent must face on a regular day. The children were less than appreciative that it was my birthday.  There ...

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Today was one of those days - the kind where Natalie walked through the door and knew right away that it was officially "her turn."  My shirt still has food on it from when I lifted Ruthie from her chair mid-tantrum without a chance to clean her up.  That was dinner, and lunch, pre- and ...

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Drawing a Full House

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Loren transitioning to a big boy toddler bed; Ruthie only waking up once a night for several nights in a row; We're on the receiving end of the single biggest check I expect to see in my entire life; And I've been contacted by a production company in LA about starring in a new reality ...

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A Time to Squint

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[Warning:  I am now the sort of old man who seems only to talk about the weather.] At long last, we had the weather to take to laying in the grass, squinting at clouds.  It didn't last long (the squinting at clouds part - it was hurting the boy's eyes), but we're only just beginning. We ate ...

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Another Slow Day!

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I'm guest posting over at SlowMama.com again today.  This time I offer insight into why and how I chose (and Natalie was cool with), my becoming a stay-at-home dad.  It's something I've realized I've never really broken down here on the blog, so it was nice getting a chance to reflect upon and share the ...

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A Snowy Day

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Both kids were sick all week.  No fevers or flu, just leaky faces and cranky, needy babies.  With temperatures well below freezing there was also a lot of time spent inside, doing the complete opposite of everything I preached last week about getting out of the house.  There is a direct causal relationship between the ...

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Happy Baby Burrito

Happy Friday all.  Just a few quick pictures that, I think, capture the week we've just been through. Ruthie is usually happy to get up in the morning, and once her eyes adjust to the light, is all smiles: I would too if I woke at seven every morning only to feed and hang out for an ...

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Day Two

Yesterday wasn't easy.  As expected, Ruthie flipped her lid whenever I dared give her the bottle.  Some sessions were better than others, but on the whole it was a long, drawn out battle to get her to take a little over two ounces of milk throughout the day.  Loren did relatively well, only piling on ...

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Here We Go

Yesterday was the last day of Natalie's maternity leave, which means she goes back to work today.  It's been a great few months together, but real life finds a way bringing you back down to earth. So as Nat pries herself away from the house and goes off to work, I'll start figuring out how, exactly, ...

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