Cheers for Little League Coaches!

  A tribute to youth baseball and softball coaches everywhere. And if you have a coach to pay tribute to, check out this awesome RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR LITTLE LEAGUE COACHES brought to you by Hilton HHonors!  I grew up with zero interest in baseball. In retrospect I guess that was a little surprising since I was the youngest of five boys…

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“I Believe in Hope”

If you are unsure as to whether or not you should see the new documentary, “Bully”, I hope you will read this.  “I don’t believe in luck. But I believe in hope.” If you were to read those words on the back of a t-shirt, or on a bumper sticker, you might not think twice. Read them again. And imagine…

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The Price of Prom

I don’t think my kids want to hear how cheap my prom costs were back in the seventies. So maybe I better roll up my sleeves and help them manage theirs! Ka-ching! It’s prom time! Having now safely navigated two of my three kids through this rite of passage, I can honestly say I’m enjoying a breather before child number three…

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So Long Cinderella

Buying underwear for my daughter gets more complicated with each passing year. I’m missing the good old days. I miss the good old days when buying new underwear for my daughter was as simple as buying paper towels. In fact, back then, it was a lot like buying paper towels. I could find a six-pack of whatever it was she needed.…

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Predict NCAA Finals Score – And Win!

Thanks to my friends at Dove Men+Care, you’re hopes for a 2012 March Madness win don’t need to be washed up just because of your crummy second-round picks. Here’s a two-part way for you to still win! PART 1:  Predict the final score of the NCAA final game between Kentucky and Kansas and win a dandy gift package from Dove…

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When a Child Dies

Join me, please, in remembering and honoring the life of this child. He was taken from his family at far too young an age.   A child of our community has died. And while I didn’t know him, I feel his loss. Because he was a child of our community. I’m wondering if our paths have crossed? Perhaps he was one…

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Are Dad’s Losing Their Ability to Laugh at Themselves?

  There’s been a lot of discussion lately about how dads are portrayed in media. Well, get ready, because it looks like the next fuel in the fire is right around the corner with the upcoming new movie, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”  As a bald guy, I learned – a long time ago – the importance of being…

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Spring Break Safety for Teens

We’re entering the high risk months of Spring – where far too many unnecessary accidents injure and kill our teens. Here’s a few thoughts on how you can better protect your own kids.  Want a sobering statistic? One-third of all alcohol-related teen deaths and injuries will take place in the months of April, May, June. You know, those celebratory months…

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Gasping My Way Through Fatherhood

I’m excited to be on faculty at this years Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. I’m also proud to have been named a finalist in the bi-annual  Erma Bombeck Writing Competition – highlighting some of the best writing around the globe. I hope you enjoy my entry. I’m a world-class gasper. And for that, you can thank my daughter. My inaugural gasp—because…

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Huggies Starts to Wipe Up their Dad Mess

Huggies new “Dad Test” campaign has set off a heated debate. And for the first time in my personal life, it’s actually been interesting to have my hand in this whole diaper thing. A couple of weeks ago, after writing about my disappointment with Huggies new “Dad” campaign, I never would have dreamed that I’d be sitting face-to-face with one…

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