Imagination is the Best Medicine

A nasty sinus infection left me down for the count recently, leaving my wife to hold down the fort while I did my best to get well. Then, one night around 10 p.m., our son screamed from his bed...

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Stop and Smell the Diapers: Savor Every Moment

Most days the hours between 5 and 7:30 p.m. are a warzone in my house: a flurry of homework, dinner, play, clean-up, arguing, baths, teeth-brushing, and more arguing. Several rounds of sibling spats with at least two full-blown meltdowns...

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Patience Saves the Game

I stood at the fence watching a few dozen children play America's pastime and took a deep breath. One boy, no more than 4 years old, pounded his mitt with determination while another one stared aimlessly into the air...

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Keep Your Family Active This Winter

The scent of pumpkin spice lattes at your favorite coffee shop may be telling you that autumn has finally arrived, but to me it means one thing: time to prepare for the long winter ahead. When you’re a parent, especially...

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A Dad Reflects on a Fun Summer

After a year of busy school schedules, endless sports practices, and increased work commitments, I started the summer feeling a little too disconnected from my two boys. I sensed that they were tired of running around and always having...

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