Category: Family

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Venice and More: Our Trip to Italy Part 2

Northern Italy Day 1 The Saturday after we left home was travel day to Venice and points north. We debated many options for getting to Venice and then to the Killpacks’ home an hour...

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Taking on the Eternal City: Our trip to Italy Part 1

We left mid-week, late at night on Lufthansa. If you can ever fly Lufthansa I recommend it. The people were great. The food was great, the in-seat entertainment system was so good it kept...

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Freedom from Whining

Do you want freedom from whining? Although I can’t guarantee to remove it in all aspects of your life my wife helped me realize one solid strategy for freeing yourself from whining during planned...

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Happy Father’s Day Moment!

So I’m kind of having a stay-at-home dadding moment. About a month ago I was really thinking about giving up this blog. I wasn’t devoting as much to it as I wanted and wasn’t...

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Telling My Story

I was recently approached to write an article about the “stay-at-home dad” life. A lifestyle website asked me to jump in after their scheduled writer had a conflict. The only catch was I had...

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5th Grade Memories

L, our oldest child, completed elementary school this year. I really wanted to be involved and volunteer at her school, but having children who are not in school full time makes that difficult. Rather...

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Let me sum up…

So  I was going to do a great post wrapping up the last of the year,  but as a wise man once said, there is too much. Let me sum up. My wife, The...

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Zen and the Art of Yard Maintenance

As a child, yard work was mostly a forced labor exercise. A chore to be done. Saturday morning my older brothers would mow the lawn and I would rake. We would weed the garden,...

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How Do You Do It All?

At a birthday party we hosted for our 2nd child I was chatting some of the parents as I interacted with each of my 4 kids. I could almost see the wheels turning in...