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1 minute inside the mind of a 40-year-old father of two

Any day with a 5-year-old and an almost-3-year-old will have its share of histrionics and calamities but surprisingly, most conclude with a half-hour window of calm. Typically we let the kids watch a Nick Jr. show in their PJ’s before … Continue reading

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Don’t tell anyone Eileen is turning 40

My sister Eileen is a little bit sheepish when it comes to people knowing that she turns 40 this weekend.  She’s trying to keep it on the down low.  I know, I know—it’s absurd really.  Her 30’s were very good … Continue reading

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The Black Matt Ryan

Some thirteen months ago I bought a Halloween outfit for my son Elliott who was two years old at the time.  It was a ‘Football Player’ uniform replete with the cheap, costumey, felt material jersey and pants and the topper … Continue reading

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Toddler TV

Kristen and I ingest a generous portion of TV aimed at the toddler set because we have a three year old who just loves the darn thing.  There was once a glorious period of time where we diverted his attention … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Run Club: A weekend warrior comes of age

I have a tried and true method to running a 5k which I have employed in every one I have ever run.  It starts with worming my way up to front of the pack at the starting line and taking … Continue reading

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Sick Sitters, Inc.

Occasionally I come up great ideas for new businesses that I wish someone else would start up. I’m too lazy to incubate them myself and they probably even exist already around me but I’m too lazy to research that too. … Continue reading

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At the beach with Ralph Lauren

It seems that every time I spend a week at the beach with family there will be a self-satisfied looking gentleman whose own family vacation has brought him to a spot near our blanket. He’ll look like a young Ralph … Continue reading

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A padded room for Margo

My daughter Margo is closing in on 11 months and a padded room. She is about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen and I don’t just say that because she is my spitting image. She has the same sleepy eyes … Continue reading

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The car situation: From Mustang to Mini(van)

When I was in my late-twenties I was driving an old Toyota Camry Wagon that I loved but the repair costs started piling up so I sold it cheaply to some hippies. They had a church/charity/farm/fairground something or other thing … Continue reading

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The baby shower v. Wiffle ball tournament

Last month we had one of those terrible scenarios where we had conflicting parties on the same afternoon. By terrible I mean they were both parties for friends who had hit major life milestones and we really wanted to celebrate … Continue reading

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