Navigating The Stormy Waters Of Fatherhood

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Pedaling In My Sister’s Footsteps

My sister convinced me to do something crazy and now I’m proud to announce that SmartyPants is making a donation to my Pan Ohio Hope Ride .  So technically this is a sponsored post, but it is a charitable one. I am a proud member of #TeamSmarty and thank them for their continued support of families and well-being. My thoughts and

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Pool Poop

There is a certain convenience to having a community pool. You get to know your neighbors, there are lifeguards, and it is close to home. However, there are still rules. Usually simple rules – don’t run, be safe, and don’t poop in the pool. Let’s set the scene: I was at the pool with The

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The Anti-Chore Tool

I hate chores. They are usually lonely endeavors filled with sweat, labor, and frustration. What makes matters worse is that a majority of the outdoor chores are ones that the kids are not old enough to do (read: I can’t trust them to do them without having to redo what I asked them to do).

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No Longer a Loser

I just turned 40 a few weeks ago. For 40 years I lived as a loser. That all changed tonight. For a lifetime and a quarter, my hometown of Cleveland found every painful way to twist the proverbial knife in the back of our fanhood. I witnessed collapses in every sport. Rumors of curses, disdain

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