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Thanks, Coach Ross

I’ve been working with Dove Men + Care on their #TheretoCare campaign. This blog post is a bonus (not a requirement) because I really want to share the influence Coach Ross had on me in college. The DM+C video that is currently out is about celebrating the father figures in our lives outside of our […]

The Baby Shower Gift that Keeps Giving

  I have partnered with Life of Dad and Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® for this sponsored post. My words and thoughts are my own. The diaper rash used to belong to my kiddos – until we used Boudreaux’s®. The Poop Deck has seen its fair share of diapers. Unfortunately, that also includes a fair share of diaper […]

#ISleepto Achieve

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” -Homer, The Odyssey I suffer from sleep apnea. What that means is that my airway is frequently obstructed while I sleep. I stop breathing. I snore. I wake up tired. This condition has actually taught me the value of sleep. […]

I Blame YouTube

I blame YouTube. YouTube is the parenting equivalent of performance enhancing drugs for athletes. It allows us to think that we can do ANYTHING. Because of YouTube, I have fixed my dryer (okay, mostly fixed my dryer – I still needed help), my air conditioner (okay, mostly fixed my air conditioner – I still needed […]

A Lesson from Langston

Better Parenting through Fiction:  Langston Hughes is one of my favorite writers. I could tell you why, but that is another post. Recently, I read Thank You Ma’am with my students and saw it with fresh eyes. If you are unfamiliar with the story, I highly recommend it. It is a short read. Read it. Or listen […]