Oma’s Rules: 5 Parenting Lessons from Grandma

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Oma’s Rules: 5 Parenting Lessons from Grandma

Grandparents are contractually obligated to spoil their grandchildren. Don’t take my word for it. It’s in the fine print. But a recent visit from my mother, who prefers “Oma” over “Grandma” or “Grammy,” taught me something about parenting above and … Continue reading →Read More

Do Fathers Matter?: Why Society Should Stop Overlooking Great Dads

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Do Fathers Matter?: Why Society Should Stop Overlooking Great Dads

A new book tries to answer a cultural question with hard science – “Do Fathers Matter?” I haven’t done a lick of research, but I’ve essentially become my late father since hitting my 40s. I root for the Yankees, make … Continue reading →Read More

Tips From the Pros on How to Sneak Healthy Options into Your Children’s Meals

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Tips From the Pros on How to Sneak Healthy Options into Your Children’s Meals

  Why do I hear the “Mission: Impossible” theme every time I try to give my children healthy food? Our boys could subsist on a diet of mac & cheese, but sometimes you need to slip a nutrient or two … Continue reading →Read More

24 Creative New Ways to Use the Office Supplies You Borrowed (wink) from Work

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24 Creative New Ways to Use the Office Supplies You Borrowed (wink) from Work

Admit it: In your time as an office drone, you’ve “unknowingly” made off with enough supply-cabinet finds to film a heist movie set at a Staples. But if you’re only using those materials as intended, you’re missing out on a … Continue reading →Read More

5 Kid-Friendly Drawing Tips from a Dad with 3 Pricey Art Degrees

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5 Kid-Friendly Drawing Tips from a Dad with 3 Pricey Art Degrees

I didn’t amass a small fortune in college loans just to teach my sons to draw, but after realizing I had no idea how to put my three art degrees to use, that’s now exactly where I stand. Many college … Continue reading →Read More

The Pros and Cons of Paying Your Rent with a Credit Card

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The Pros and Cons of Paying Your Rent with a Credit Card

With online payment systems like Paylease.com and Click Pay Rent on a rise, landlords and renters alike are trying to make paying rent as easy and seamless as possible.   This allows for more flexibility, more concise records of payment, and … Continue reading →Read More

10 Tips On Planning and Surviving Your Next Online First Date

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10 Tips On Planning and Surviving Your Next Online First Date

You read my last article about writing the perfect online dating profile, you contacted a few people you seem to click with (based on their online dating profile), and you agreed to meet for a date. If you think it’s … Continue reading →Read More

10 Mean Things Parents Say to Their Kids (that are Somewhat OK in the Heat of the Moment)

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10 Mean Things Parents Say to Their Kids (that are Somewhat OK in the Heat of the Moment)

Parenting today is different than when our parents did it. For example, we probably talk way more about parenting than they ever did. Still, some old parenting tricks stand the test of time—here are 10 of those oft-used parent-isms that … Continue reading →Read More

14 Must-See Documentaries On Netflix That Can Make You A More Well-Rounded Person

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14 Must-See Documentaries On Netflix That Can Make You A More Well-Rounded Person

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with Netflix’s enormous library, especially if you are trying to branch out from lighter fare like “The Avengers” or “Terminator 2.” But there are some documentaries on Netflix that are doing some great storytelling without … Continue reading →Read More

Quick Hacks: Use a Crayon as an Emergency Source of Light

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Quick Hacks: Use a Crayon as an Emergency Source of Light

No flashlight? No candles? No power? Look for crayons (if you have young kids, there’s a huge box of ’em in their bedroom). Crayons burn big and bright for 20 minutes–your mileage may vary depending on if you use the standard size … Continue reading →Read More

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