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Going to the movies

Everyone in my family enjoys going to the movies. There is nothing like spending $30 just to get in the door, another $40 on tasteless treats and sugary sodas and then the opportunity to sit next to people who are either going to yell at the screen, text non-stop (you know who you are twitterphiles), ...
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Letter to the opposing coach

Dear opposing team VOLUNTEER DAD coach, Last night, as I sat in the rain to watch my 9-year-old play, after my full day of practicum and class, I watched you make a donkey of yourself. You made me really angry, so what I am about to say is probably going to shock you and several other ...
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The generation gap of cell phones

Last night, my phone rang and something told me not to answer the call. Not that it was a bill collector, or a survey, or even the pizza guy telling me he couldn’t deliver for some lame reason that would cause wailing or gnashing of teeth. No, I’d been sick since Saturday and didn’t feel ...
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As the child grows…

When AJ was little, he had mad empathy. When other babies would cry, he would wail like crazy. This has never left him and I’m inclined to believe it’s part of his temperament. He’s always been the caretaker in this house, and I think it’s because he sees that when one of us is sick, ...
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Friday Confessional: I don’t know how to let him go

I don’t know how to let him go. He’s not a baby anymore and it’s becoming more and more apparent that he’s growing up. I remember the terror I felt the first time I realized that he no longer had the baby scent. And then the first time he smelled. I mean really smelled. As in “go ...
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Scientist clones girls dna to bring her back from the dead

After careful consideration, I have decided to write this post. It’s been sitting in my queue for a long time, believe it or not, and I had to debate with myself as to whether or not I could write it in a way that would benefit anyone reading it. I had to debate whether or ...
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In Little League Baseball, bad parental sportmanship is sour grapes every time.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve spoken repeatedly about AJ’s baseball and the idea that sportsmanship is not my strong suit. However, to counteract the “C’mon!” and the “Are you kidding me?!” comments that come flying out of my mouth, I readjust what I’m sending out there with high encouragement to not only our ...
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Helping Children say goodbye

On Wednesday, I picked up a subdued AJ from school and prepared to bring him home. I expected him to be jubilant as he’d spent all day on a field trip and it was his last full day of school for for 3 months! As a child, I remembered the last week of school as ...
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Why a small children’s party is as good, if not better than a large party

Today, I was reading Jen’s blog (which, if you haven’t read it, you should) on her child’s birthday party and the quandary she is in due to the creativity of her son and his having invited most of the school and the neighboring 3 counties (my author liberty) to his birthday party. When I finished reading ...
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