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 […]

How amazing playing with a child really is

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It’s funny, but when I really think about it, there is one thing that rises above everything in my life in importance. I have traveled to some beautiful parts of the world, seen some amazing things, met brilliant people, tried incredible foods, experienced unlivable music and had some absolutely breathtaking moments. But they all fall […]

A right of passage

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It’s sunny and 40 degrees out today so we are thinking spring and took the opportunity to play outside. The snow melting provided the ultimate toddler temptation….puddles. It seems no matter the child, at some point they discover, and love puddles. My son is no exception.  

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 […]

Games you can play with your toddler

My son recently turned two and is all about playing games now. It’s a great change of pace from the days of “eat, sleep, poop, cry and repeat”. He, like all toddlers is a rambunctious ball of energy. It seems like each day there is a new game he would like to play. So I […]

Will my son grow up and be a jerk?

I woke up this morning to discover a crime outside my front window. My neighbors, who are delightful people, were¬†victimized during the night. Their front porch, steps, bushes and front tree had all been toilet papered. I stood there for a moment and thought “Is that still a thing? Does this still happen?” It seemed […]

Facebook is a bad indicator of good parenting

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note: A response to this blog by Jim LaPierre can be found on the BDN Blog: Recovery Rocks. Dad’s out there. Do you carry pictures of your kids in your wallet? Does anyone my age or younger do this? Do you even print photos of your kids at all? There is a good chance that […]

10 reasons having a toddler will leave you with a holiday hangover

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It’s been almost 3 weeks since Christmas and while most people have moved on and are thinking spring or making Valentine’s reservations you are busy dreading what 2014′s holiday season will have in store for you. Why? Because you have a toddler. The little people in your life have a wonderful way of making the […]