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One of the Best Days as a Stepdad

There are tough days as a parent. You know them. Nagging the kids about homework. Dealing with heartbreak. Getting them to bed. Making them eat brussels sprouts or something with kale. (Oh, I have a list of these, oh yes … Continue reading

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First Story Part 2 – How To Write It

So how do you get a 9-year-old to write a story? Sure, it’s hard to get his butt in the chair and actually write, but once there, what does he do? What have they taught him in grade 4? Much … Continue reading

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Traveling With Kids – Victoria

The First Day Before I get to the three valuable lessons I learned on the first day, let me bring you up-to -date. On Friday, all we had to do was take a ferry, drive to Victoria, check-in to our … Continue reading

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Traveling With Kids – San Diego Zoo – A Bus With A View

We’d found the place where they loaded the human cattle on to the tour bus. We chose to wait for another bus to arrive (to get a better seat), but it was so worth it. The boys got to be … Continue reading

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Traveling With Kids – San Diego – Hilton Doubletree Hotel

How I wake up in My New Life In my old life, I used to wake up like this… I’d roll over, look at the clock. It could be 7 or 8. I’d think to myself, self, should I just … Continue reading

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Schooled in Homework

Homework If someone had asked me, so, Joe, getting kids to do their homework is pretty easy, right? I would have said, sure, you bet, easy-peasy Here’s how I imagined it. Me: Time for homework! Keen boy: Superwonderfulfantastic! Me: Ok, … Continue reading

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