As Dad Sees It Life's View from a Dad of Two

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The Twins’ First Noel

It could be said that everything becomes a little more complex once kids enter the picture. Not necessarily in a bad way, but life with kids simply requires more planning. For Christmas this year,...

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A Whole New World

This past week, we officially went from the edge of crawling (a few “crawls” here and there) to full-blown crawling anywhere I want to go. Kamryn is the leader of the pack, and marches...

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9 Months

If you have been keeping up with the blog every week, you might note that I have provided an update on the girl’s happenings every month for their first 8 months.   The girls officially...

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Home Alone

I’m not certain if it is my favorite Christmas movie of all time, but Home Alone certainly has to be right up there with Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story. It has the rare...

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A Cousin to be Thankful For

On November 25 at 10:52 PM, Kamryn and Kendal became cousins for the second time. At just 9 months and 1 day apart, our tots were excited to welcome another cousin close in age...

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Thankful

Sometimes in life, you have to take a step back and appreciate all that you have.  I do not do this enough. It is easy to get caught up in the “more, more, more”...

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The Zoo

This past Wednesday (Nov. 11) was Veterans Day.  Along with honoring the veterans, we decided to take the girls to the zoo.  At my previous employer, I was compensated for 6 holidays.  At my new...

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6 Charry Months

This week marks the halfway point of our year long extravaganza with our first au pair. When we were interviewing Charlyn, we immediately began referring to her as “Char” to simplify things. It only...

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Leaves of Change

Change is a wonderful thing. It brings about new challenges, new ways of thinking, and new perspectives. As a member of the fast-paced and ever-changing retail industry for the past four years, I have...

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Crazy Eights

What a great game.  I remember it being one of the first card games I learned with my grandma Helen.  The game consists of everyone starting with 5 cards and the goal of being...