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“Tub Talk” with a 2 year old. (part 1)

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Conversations with my son while he takes his daily bath are always entertaining. From time to time, some of these conversations are so good I feel the need to share them. This is in part for you, but mostly so I can look back and humiliate him when he is older. Tristan: “Daddy, whats that?” Me: […]

Thank you Hollywood for letting my kid be a dork just like me

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I was born in the early 80′s. What this means is 2 things. First, I am starting to feel really old when I get up in the morning and second, I grew up with the best cartoons ever created. I mean was there anything better than Transformers and G.I. Joe, The Ninja Turtles and He-Man? […]

There is never a good time to have a child

It's exhausting being my child.

I had a really great lunch with an old friend the other day. The last time we got to hang out was just before I became a father; so a lot has changed in that time. We caught up, chatted old times, discussed future plans and eventually talked about having kids. He talked about how […]

Something you forgot you loved until you had children

I want to take this opportunity to start a new concept here on the Manchild blog. I want to spend the next few weeks working with you, my audience, to remember all the things we loved as kids. You see, I never wanted to grow up. I still daydream about being a crime-fighting superhero. I watch […]

Because you can’t have everything, balance is a key to parenting

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“Daddy, I want a cookie please”. This is a harmless request except that it happened at 5:15 in the morning. I then had to have a very difficult conversation with my toddler about why we don’t have cookies all the time. As a parent, you spend a lot of time teaching your child about moderation. […]

Explaining the “F-word” to your kid.

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Unless you aren’t paying attention you probably saw this little piece about the city taking complaints over Saturday Night’s Rise Above Fest on the Bangor Waterfront. And unless you’re deaf, you probably heard it. You probably felt the bass rattle your windows, the explosions scare your dogs and you were probably reluctant to sleep with your […]

How your coworkers with kids are different than you

There is a clear divide between coworkers in offices all over the country. These “cliques” or “classes” can be separated by one very obvious, life-defining difference. Your coworkers with kids are different from you. You know it, they know, everyone knows it. Each group has characteristics that help to define the group and why they […]

Central Street Farmhouse is doing something cool for new dads

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There isn’t much out there for dads when it comes to parenting groups. There is the super fun birthing class and then daddy boot camp, but not much after your baby is actually born. The first few months and years of parenting are a crazy, stressful, wonderful, terrifying, emotionally draining time for all people, but […]