Category Archives: Parenting

Lost and Found

Once I saw the older one sauntering down the hill from school in the rain, my parent alarm started to flash. ‘Dude, where is your coat?’ ‘Uhhh, I think I left it on the field.’ ‘Seriously? come on bud, it’s … Continue reading

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To Conquer

“Ease the string back…” “I know…” “…keep your stance open…” “Dad. I know.” I watch as my oldest squints an eye and lets an arrow fly the full 25 or so feet towards our makeshift cardboard target. It was the … Continue reading

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Finding the Balance

“Look, I just don’t see what your problem is?” My then girlfriend and I were having a major row about our future. I was 26, just getting rolling in a brand new job in the world of retail, and pleased … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim

The younger one squealed with delight as I chased him around the bench in the locker room trying desperately to get the swim trunks over his little middle. He came to a quick stop as he almost crashed directly into … Continue reading

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quiet ride

We’ll take you to work today… My loving and exhausted wife said from under the warm folds of the bed. The long anticipated first day of Spring break had come for her, and the older one. Not the Saturday, but … Continue reading

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standardized

I recently ran into a parent of one of the children at the older one’s school. Oh your boy is so cute! Oh, well Thank You, luckily he takes after his Mother! (Standard line) I can’t believe he licked that … Continue reading

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Sick Day

As soon as I walked in the door, I could tell something had run afoul. The spray cleaner sat on the living room floor; small articles of clothes were strewn about. The usual din inside our tiny house seemed to … Continue reading

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