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Mr. Mom

by on Feb.06, 2009, under family, health, home & stuff, parenthood

I apologize to those few readers I have for my sporadic and infrequent posting as of late.  For much of my recent absence, the issue has mostly been that I’ve been busy with work and too drained at the end of the day to sit and write something.  But for the past week I’ve had a more serious excuse for my lack of presence – My wife was checked into the hospital on Tuesday for a bad staph infection in her knee that turned out to be MRSA. (continue reading…)

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Partisan Parenting

by on Oct.01, 2008, under family, parenthood, politics

I try not to be guilty of it, but it seems like a hard thing to avoid.  My wife recenly raised some good questions on this subject.  Dispite my upbringing to the contrary, I am a fairly liberally-minded Democrat (which should come as little surprise to any of my regular readers).  My wife is similarly so.  We both know who we plan to vote for come November … as does our 4-year-old daughter. (continue reading…)

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Appropriate Voting Age: 4?

by on Sep.28, 2008, under parenthood, politics, TV

In this political season, my wife has made a point to keep our 4 1/2 year-old daughter abreast of the high-level details – she is aware that we are soon voting for a new president; she knows who the candidates are; she even has some opinions of her own about what qualities a good president should have (in her words, a president should be able to do anything a mommy can do).  We are unapologietically liberally slanted and are pretty confident in where our votes will be going in November.  (continue reading…)

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Pseudo-science and Parenting

by on Aug.05, 2008, under comics, family, parenthood

The Ongoing Saga - Penny-Arcade.com Strip from yesterday

The Ongoing Saga - Penny-Arcade.com Strip from 8/4/2008

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Aptitude

by on Jul.23, 2008, under parenthood, sports

It is coming to my attention that my son (who is currently 21 months old) may be destined to have a knack for sports.  It seems that fate likes irony.  I was never your typical alpha male type – I never cared much for sports or cars or any of the more macho pursuits.  I’ve always been the quiet, nerdy type and I have no problem admitting it.  I have always been happy as such.  Similarly, my wife is not your typical girly girl.  She own 3 pairs of shoes and two of them are sneakers and hiking sandals.  So when faced with parenthood, we were both prepared to raise our children without prejudice or gender steering of any kind – we would always allow them to be who they want to be and try not to push them into any particular mold. (continue reading…)

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