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How Planning Can Make You a More Present Parent

With the first day of school looming a few weeks ago, my youngest son—ready to stroll into kindergarten—looked at me and said, “You have to get all of your work done while we’re in school so you can play with us every… Read More

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Why Time Away Might Not Fix Your Stress

Let me guess. You feel like you really need to de-stress. Of course you do...you’re a parent.  Pretty much every parent I talk to is tired. Well, more than just tired. Stressed. Deeply stressed. And kind of exhausted. There's a fatigue that… Read More

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How to Find the Right Routine as a Solo Parent

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a dad. Most kids I ran around with wanted to be an astronaut or a football player, but not me. I had bigger dreams. I wanted to be a dad. I looked forward… Read More

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7 Family Calendar and Scheduling Hacks

If you’re like most people, the calm—sometimes too calm—days of Covid have slowly been replaced by the full—sometimes too full—days of normal life.  With school and sports just around the corner, we’re bound to get even busier.  Enter: the seven hacks we… Read More

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The Morning Rhythm Checklist

By: Mark Drury   As a dad and as someone who has always loved efficiency, I am constantly looking for ways to cut down on the chaos and clutter of our life with three kids. It’s definitely not easy to go from… Read More

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How Can We Make This Year Better?

I love a good fresh start.  I’m a sucker for Mondays. I dutifully write New Year resolutions every year. There’s nothing like breaking in a brand-new notebook. And Spring cleaning? That is my jam. If you’re anything like me, you are charmed… Read More

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Dads: What We Do Matters

Our children see, hear, and emulate all that we do.  And to be honest . . . yes, at times this can be a really scary realization. A few years ago, I began a tradition in our family called “Dadurday.” This is… Read More

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2021 Mental Health Goals for Every Parent

Last year did a number on us all, didn’t it? For parents, 2020 delivered a one-two punch: Work from home. Wear masks. Reduce your social circle. And do it all with little ones in tow.  You’re familiar with little ones, right?  They… Read More

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You’re Not Failing, You’re Just Overwhelmed

I’m going to share something with you my therapist shared with me weeks ago. And it’s about to blow your mind: If you’re operating at 40 to 60 percent of your normal capacity, you’re doing alright.  At the start of the pandemic… Read More

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5 Truths Every Parent of a Virtual Learner Needs to Hear

I was sitting on the couch in my living room when I heard the news about digital learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Do you remember where you were? Sure, I know this isn’t necessarily a major, life-altering moment in history where you’ll… Read More