• Extremism in Parenting

    by  • April 14, 2015 • 2 Comments

    By now you’ve certainly heard of free-range kids or free-range parenting. This is the idea that kids are coddled in the 21st century and there’s no reason why their lives should be any less independent than ours were in previous generations. The idea was given a shining light when a book called Free-Range Kids,¬†that...

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    The Quick and The Dead

    by  • April 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

    I often have what amounts to an existential crisis. If I had to guess, not a particularly severe one, but still a questioning of what I do on this planet. I’m very fortunate to stay home with AmoebaJr every day and I don’t question that. Stay-at-home parenting is all the awesome things of work-outside-of-home...

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    An Open Letter to General Mills

    by  • February 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or posts by email. Thanks for visiting!I was going to send this to General Mills via their Facebook page, but it’s the only major social network they seem to not have a presence on. Weird… Well, since I couldn’t do that,...

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    The Connected Amoeba

    by  • November 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I was just commenting on the Facebook fan page of Nicole Leigh Shaw about the difference in my parenting philosophy BC and AD, that is, before children and after dad(hood). The short version is that not much has changed since my childfree days. I mentioned that my kid does get more screentime than I...

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    Dos and Don’ts of Disney

    by  • October 20, 2014 • 2 Comments

    …as learned by a budget-conscious (but not cheap) family with a toddler who just spent a week there. Don’t fly. Do drive. What’s the price for your family to fly to Disney? For us, it would be roughly $900. Gas costs for us were on the order of $250. If you do Disney exclusively,...

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    The First Rule of Kohl’s Club

    by  • October 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    How do you feel about Kohl’s? I’ve learned it’s got a bit of a love it or hate it reputation. I kinda think of it as Kohl’s is to JCPenney as Wal*Mart is to Target. Plenty of people love Wal*Mart. But a lot of people hate Wal*Mart, too. And lots of people love Target,...

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    by  • October 2, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I assume you’ve heard of the pussification of America. There’s something similar we need to discuss: The slutification of America. Before we dive into that, let’s talk sluts. Why is being a slut such a common insult and non-insult? First,¬†whose business is it of anyone else’s that someone is a slut? If I don’t...

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    Sundays are for football

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Sundays are for football. Or at least they used to be. Now it’s hard to support an organization after foul up after foul up. Domestic violence, gun crimes, drugs, cheating, DUIs, it’s just all too much. I’m already disgusted the way we pay huge ticket prices, merchandise prices, and taxes to support a for...

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    What Makes a Man Cry?

    by  • September 4, 2014 • 2 Comments

    I’m not a manly man. Don’t have a beard, don’t drink whiskey (or even beer), don’t fix things. When my oil needs to be changed, I let a professional do it. I’m not really much of a girly man either. I have no fashion sense, don’t particularly care about The Notebook, and I don’t...

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    Writing, or: Laughable Dreams

    by  • August 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

    It’s no secret that I wish I could write more. I have a blog FFS (read that as “for Pete’s sake”)! I’ve always wanted to write. It’s something I was always good at (compared to anything else I did) and even received compliments about. So then why did I get a degree in biology?...

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    Through The Lens Thursday: Green

    by  • August 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    This is a little project from Greta, a blogger I follow, and her friend Alison. You can find Greta’s post for this week over at her blog. The theme Green is quite fitting since it’s farm season here in the Midwest. Last weekend we went to our friend’s farm. My wife was in charge...

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