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My kids are my super power.

Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, Batman’s insanely rich parents were murdered in front of him and I knocked up my girlfriend when I was 24. Every superhero has a tragic backstory; this is mine. It was the summer of 2008. I drank a lot of beer but I also drank a lot of whiskey. Looking back, I

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Bittersweet birthday and bye bye to babies

The parenting bubble is so real, it’s scary. Life is all diapers and late night wellness checks and climbing the staircase of healthy child development. Then one day your babies aren’t babies. What is a parent to do in a post-baby existence? Of course the point of parenting is to raise functional adults. And raising young children is an arduous

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Denver the stuffed tiger.

While my wife was pregnant with our middle son, we took a trip to the Denver zoo. Our oldest boy and our only boy at the time was two years old. What I remember from that trip was mostly how hot it was but also that we bought him a gift at the gift shop. It was a stuffed tiger

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A round peg kid in a square hole world.

Some kids are just born for this world, naturally gifted with the necessary attributes required to succeed in society. My oldest son is this way, he checks all the boxes. But then there are those who just aren’t designed to fit the mold. May I introduce my middle son. He’s naturally contrarian and stubborn as hell. I can tell him

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