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

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Three Keys

Three years, three cars, and three keys. After 6 months of looking, we finally “landed the plane” on the vehicle decision.  Our 3rd purchase in as many years and hopefully our last purchase for...

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Fast Five

Let’s start today’s post with storytime.  Back to where it all began 50 months ago. Carolyn and I had been dating for nearly 3 years with the latter two largely being an LDR (Long-Distance...

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The Au Pair Cuisine

“What type of food do you eat?”  A very generic question.  I remember it being one of the top 10 questions we asked all of the au pairs we interviewed via Skype.  One from...

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Move Along

Having kids changes your life. That’s a given.  I have also come to realize that having kids also changes your house. From the second we found out Carolyn was pregnant, we went into hardcore...

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A Four Month Day

What is a day like for a dad of four month old twins? What is a day like for the family? Let me tell you with a short running diary of a typical day:...

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Developing a Smile

The tots turned 4 this past Wednesday.  4 months that is.  While I was traveling and missed the cake, balloons, and party poppers; I have been around enough recently to witness those smiles and...

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Dad Benefits

I believe I have a creative mind.  I can imagine or envision a lot of different scenarios/ circumstances.  I’d like to think I generally have the ability to put myself in someone else’s shoes....

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Quitting Cold Turkey

Like many other decisions that come with the tots, Carolyn and I never really discussed swaddling. When they were born, the babies were handed to us in a swaddled blanket. So, we swaddled them....

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Parenting Failures

Without failures, there would be no success. I am a firm believer in all of the failure clichés.  A few of my favorites: “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert...

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Au Pair Initial Impressions

Today marks four weeks since Charlyn landed in the US.  She landed in NYC on May 4th, came to Columbus on May 7th, started “training” with Carolyn on the 11th, and independently caring for...