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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 […]

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 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 […]

The 12 Days of Christmas (Toddler Edition)

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On the first day of Christmas my toddler gave to me: A remote missing batteries. On the second day of Christmas my toddler gave to me: 2 nervous dogs And a remote missing batteries. On the third day of Christmas my toddler gave to me: 3 time outs 2 nervous dogs And a remote missing […]

Tips for driving in cars with babies, don’t.

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The open road. The windows down, an iced coffee in the cup holder and a bootleg Pearl Jam CD playing loud enough to push everything else out of my head. I’m driving, and I’m the king of the road. Like most Americans, driving is a personal experience. I am the master of the vehicle I […]

5 ways to lose that “daddy weight”

The Friday morning running group. Notice my son is too cool to look at the camera. Photo courtesy of Ben Sprague

I am by no means a fitness buff, personal trainer or someone qualified to model Abercrombie cloths. What I am is 30, father of a 1-year old, and someone who ate a lot of pasta as a child. I try to keep myself in good shape, but it isn’t easy. Before my son was born I […]

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 […]