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How morning conversations with a toddler go

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Though perhaps not the most enlightening or deep conversations I have all day, the talks I have with my son each morning are some of the most fun (and sometimes frustrating) ones I have all day. When waking up in the morning Me: Good morning Tristan. Did you have a good nights sleep. Tristan: No, No daddy. Want […]

What changes about your social media when you have a child

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Having a child changes everything about you. It changes who you are, where you go, what you do and how you think. Some changes small; getting up earlier in the morning for example. Others like buying a bigger house or quitting smoking are much more significant. If you are in your 20′s and having your […]

Spring cleanup, who has time for that?

The boy enjoying his slide in the backyard on an early spring day

I bought my home in Bangor a few years ago, in the late fall. In that first spring before all the snow was even gone I was out raking the esplanade. I felt pride in the fact that my front yard was the first on the street to be raked. By mid April I had the entire yard […]

What advice do you have for a dad-to-be?

Recently, I found out that a good friend was going to be a father. When I heard the news, I smiled. I thought about how wonderful my son is and what a big part of my life he has become, and I was genuinely happy for my friend.  I rushed out to congratulate him in person. While […]

Why is your child’s first birthday about them?

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This past weekend we celebrated my son Tristan’s first birthday. Even with high winds and snowfall it was a party not to be missed. Friends and family gathered to celebrate, comment on how time flies, take photos and eat cake. The party lasted two hours, roughly the same number of months Tristan’s mother spent planning […]

Spaghetti and babies – like oil and water

What the hell are they putting in these things?

My son Tristan has always been a good eater. From the time he first started with baby-cereal up through fruit smoothies and blended delicacies. I would put food on his little spoon, move it towards his little face, he would open his little mouth and before you knew it, he was done with his little meal. It was quick […]

Baby Halloween costumes – a little blackmail, a little revenge

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When my son’s mother first told me what she wanted our son’s Halloween costume to be I gave her a smile, and an immediate yes.  It wasn’t a flesh-eating zombie.  It wasn’t a Bangor inspired Paul Bunyan.  It wasn’t a present day pop-icon. It wasn’t a giant squid (that would have been cool).  She wanted to dress our son […]