Posts tagged parenting

8 Parenting Lessons From Barack Obama

Barack Obama is an optimist and he brought that Yes We Can attitude to his parenting. Here are some parenting lessons I took from a Conversation with Barack Obama

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Funny Things My Kids Have Said (And I Have Tweeted)

Twitter lates me take notes of stilly things my young kids say. It’s the perfect memory makers, here’s why you need a Twitter account for your kids.

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Everything Your Kids Need To Know About Life In One Poem

Be the nice kid is some advice from author Bryan Skavnak. He wrote it for his golf book, but be the nice kid is advice for us all.

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Doctor’s Advice For New Parents Circa 1973

My parents moved houses this past summer and with it came an incredible purge of all the things they have been hanging on to over the years. They’ve known they were going to be downsizing…

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Fall Is The Best Time To Make A New Year’s Resolution

Fall is the best time to make a New Year’s resolution. As you get back into routine, add something you want to fix in the mix; like making and sticking to a budget.

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Stop Making It Seem Like Working Moms Are The Only Ones Who Struggle To Balance Career And Kids

Working moms aren’t the only ones struggling with work life balance, working dads need support too. A viral twitter thread from NYT’s Sheera Frenkel shows how much work there is to do

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What Happened When A Kid Told My Son “Being Gay Is Bad”

More often than I’d like to admit, my sons have encountered ignorant bigotry from their peers. It’s tough being the pace setter, but someone has to.

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I’m On Vacation And I Don’t Miss My Kids

Family vacations are great, but so is taking time away from parenting and going on vacation for yourself. I’m on vacation this week and I don’t miss my kids (all the time).

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“Daddy, Can You Teach Me How To Throw Hockey Cards?”

All it took was “Daddy, can you show me how to throw hockey cards?,” while I was in the basement watching tv and skills I had mastered decades earlier came rushing back with ease.

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Charlie Is 8

These little annual birthday letters to my boys are fun reminders of where they’ve been, where they are, and where they’re going to. Charlie is 8.

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Why Ben Mulroney Needs To Take #20Minutes4Change

Ben Mulroney took a stand for parents’ rights this week blasting the Girl Scouts for advocating teaching kids about consent. He couldn’t be more wrong ever.

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Dads Talking To Kids While Shaving Episode 3: Zacharie

Thanks to Philips OneBlade for inspiring me to spend some one-on-one time with the males in my life talking, and shaving.

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My Son Got Lost, And A Stranger Helped Him. Because Of Course They Did.

Do you teach your kids about stranger danger or stranger trust? My kid got lost this week and a stranger helped him. Because of course they did.

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Life Is Better When You’re Dirty

What’s it’s like to raft the Bow River with kids? Well you just take a deep breath and let them go. Life is better wet and dirty.

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When Summer Break Is No Break At All

How are you keeping your kids occupied over the summer? When you’re a working family, there isn’t much choice – it’s day camps or bust.

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