This is Your Father Speaking

Dear Kids, There’s a lot of things I love about your generation. And at the top of the list is your incredible sense of social responsibility. I truly marvel at your ability to rally behind a cause, support someone in need, or just fearlessly speak your thoughts on how we can do a better job of taking care of our…

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I Smell a Winner!

Hopefully you saw my post last week about the fun project I did for Gain. Well, we now have a winner: Tania Escalon Simpson! I’ll drop you an email, Tania, and get all those fun Gain Original Scent prizes to you! To everyone who entered, thanks for joining in the fun! Be sure to head over to the Gain Facebook Page for more…

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The Case of the Deceivious Dogs: SOLVED

  Don’t let that innocent look on their faces fool you. Sure, they’ll come running to the back door when you arrive home. Tails wagging. They’ll follow you around like you’re the Pied Piper, and lay obediently by your feet when you settle down in your favorite overstuffed chair. It’s all a cover. A front. Behind those puppy licks are…

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A Gain Original Scent Give Away!

I know a good smell when I see, er, smell it. And Gain Original Scent has always been a good smell in my book. So when the nice folks at Gain asked me to test out a new product, Original Scent Fireworks, I was happy to open up my laundry room to them. Fireworks is an In-Wash Scent Booster –…

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Gone Fishing. Then Off to Jail?

I saw some little boys fishing in a lake near our house the other day which started my mind on a little journey down memory lane… I took my 10-year-old son Kevin on a father-son fishing trip to Canada a few years back. The week’s catch included 83 northern pike, 133 walleye and—as Kevin likes to put it—a Canadian criminal…

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3rd Time’s a Charm (I Hope) with this Parenting Stuff

I like having three kids. They fit nicely into the car. They’re the perfect number when going out to dinner. Table for four? And we always have enough people to play board games. But what I like most about having three – if I’m perfectly honest – is that it gives me a chance to correct my prior parenting mistakes. Those…

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Dirty Dog

  From the fun and foibles files of this Bobblehead Dad, I’m proud to be part of the new Clorox Bleach It Away program—celebrating those messy moments in life that come with kids, pets, houseguests and more. Clorox calls them “Bleachable Moments.” I call them a reality of life. I’ll be sharing of few of mine over the coming months and hope…

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Everything Old Is New Again

It’s crazy when you stop and think about the life span of some of the gadgets around the house. Like ironing boards. I received mine when I was a senior in college. And it still works fine. Sure, it creaks when I pull out the legs. But let’s be honest – my own legs do the same. Then there’s my…

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Confessions of a Daddy Laundress

From the fun and foibles files of this Bobblehead Dad, I’m proud to be part of the new Clorox Bleach It Away program—celebrating those messy moments in life that come with kids, pets, houseguests and more. Clorox calls them “Bleachable Moments.” I call them a reality of life. I’ll be sharing of few of mine over the coming months and…

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TGIF Means…

This post is brought to you by the nice folks at ForRent.com who want to share some Tailgating Fever with you!  Do you know what “TGIF” means? Yeah, yeah—I know what you’re thinking. But in our family, “TGIF” means three different things. For starters, it means “Tailgating is Fun!” It’s as simple as that! Casual gatherings with people we love…

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