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The 5 stages of refusing to nap

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As you may or may not know, we are struggling with a 2-year-old at home who has decided all on his own that napping is not for him. Like a tiny alcoholic, he doesn’t see how his actions affect those around him. He is irritable, unpredictable and, at times, belligerent. He doesn’t know that he […]

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 […]

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 […]