Daddy, Don’t Wake Baby!

Sometimes, there’s nothing as satisfying as watching your baby sleep. In fact, I was doing that just before I sat down to finish this blog post. Luckily, my baby is a pretty sound sleeper. Our little one has slept through fireworks, power tools, birthday parties and other loud, bright series of distractions. There has been

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Dad’s Secret Stash

Based on the title, this post could go in a lot of different directions. It could make me a good dad, bad one, chill one, hyper one, or none of the above. I don’t know what you were thinking about, but this post is about diapers. And the stash is no longer a secret. The

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Dad Explains How Ayeuh-Ayeuh and the 4 Bs are a Boy Band

As you may have learned from personal experience or one of my previous Dad Blog posts, babies like when you do weird things. (Wumps anyone?) When it comes to settling a baby down, inconsistent and/or random motions can be your best friends, as can odd sound effects. Those two can work especially well in tandem,

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Weird Dad Yankovic

For those of you that know me best, you realize my innate ability to burst into spontaneous– and usually ridiculous– song, fueled by parody lyrics. It’s a great way to introduce my baby to some of the classics (and some of the also-rans). Here are the songs in “Now That’s What Dad Calls Music 324!” The

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Dadnastics

Even when I was the scrawniest, leanest version of myself, I was never flexible. I may have a hybrid dadbod/old-man/potato-sack thing going on, but becoming a father has given me magical powers to test my limits. Almost all of said limits were created by necessity, but some were for pure sport, spite or the pursuit

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I am Iron Dad! A Lesson in Logistics

For those of you who know me, you’ve probably heard by now that my wife and I had a child. Since this is the Wild West of the open internet (unlike my pretty private Facebook account), I won’t be sharing the baby’s name or any pictures.

Which One Are You: a Scientist or a Lawyer?

I formatted this blog post in a way I have never put a piece together before. To save you some time, I placed my point at the top. If you have the time to engage, the context is beneath it. I hope you read enough of this post to understand the argument the way I’m expressing

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The Pros and Cons of Blogging on LinkedIn AND Your Own Site (Part 5 of 5)

Want to see things from another perspective? This post has an alternate version on LinkedIn. Don’t tell Costanza! I’m double-dipping. This is the first time I have ever published something on both LinkedIn and my own blog. I’m well aware of the duplicate content penalty that search engines like Google use to avoid people copying

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The Pros of Blogging on Your Own Site, as Opposed to LinkedIn (Part 3 of 5)

The right blogging strategy for you is out there! If you’re reading this post, you almost definitely understand the value in blogging. WordPress itself is a huge business, and Google owns another large blogging platform, Blogger (which I’ve hosted blogs on in the past). In a couple posts I recently wrote (one here and one on

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The Cons of Blogging on LinkedIn (Part 2 of 5)

The Shortest History of Blogging You’ll Ever Read People have been journaling their lives online for more than a decade now. If you want to go beyond blogging, you could even say it’s been 20 years. Through GeoCities, LinkedIn, WordPress and everything in-between, there have been countless methods to express yourself personally and/or professionally. With

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