Author: dadcation

What I took from the 2015 Dad 2.0 Summit

I’m sure my children wonder why I sometimes fly to different cities for a few days without their mother or them.  Most of the time, “it’s for work,” is all they know.  Maybe they’ll see a picture their grandmother shows them while I’m away from a silly website called The […]

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Mardi Gras 2015: the quest for the spear

New Orleans is magic.  I can’t land in New Orleans and not become immediately energized, excited, and free from any concerns that existed upon boarding the plane that carried me there, even if said plane is the second one I’ve boarded that day, because the first one turned around and […]

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a fairy tale tea and a dance party

My 8-year-old’s elementary school had its “dad-daughter” dance event last Friday night, so I dressed up in pretty much what I wore last year, and we went.  This year wasn’t quite as hot inside or as cold outside, but it was very similar to last year in that my child […]

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How my children got creature powers

The children struggle to agree on a show when they’re allowed the rare indulgence of TV in our house, so they take turns picking the show they will watch–usually from the Netflix “babies” channel I set up for them.  There are a few shows that all 3 genuinely enjoy, however, […]

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My curious new relationship with Puss in Boots

A couple weeks ago, I got a package in the mail from Netflix, and it was a “Puss in Boots” calendar. I wasn’t sure how to react to such, so I took to The Instagram for help: I didn’t actually want a “whores in heels” calendar, but I didn’t actually […]

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MLK weekend 2015

For the past several years–actually, for as many years as I can recall offhand–I haven’t had the Monday that is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day off.  Since becoming self-employed in Spring 2009, I’ve always rationalized not taking the day off by thinking, “None of my employers gave it to me […]

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New Year’s Day in New Orleans

Having dropped over $1000 for football tickets, we chose not to pay the inflated prices for airfare and elected to rise relatively early on January 1st and drive to New Orleans (after stopping in Montgomery to drop 3 children off at their grandmother’s house).  Did you know that I-10 is […]

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on New Year’s Eve 2014

We took the babies to meet our friends and former next door neighbors, Erric and Pedro, for wings at Taco Mac in the early evening.  Before they moved to Texas for a couple years and we moved north of the city, we spent New Year’s Eve with them every year. […]

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Christmas 2014

I don’t normally take the entire day off on Christmas Eve, but I decided to this year, and we visited the new ice skating arena that opened a couple miles from our house the previous weekend.  I hadn’t skated in years, and the 3 children had never even attempted it.  […]

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How I conquered the sound of silence

In late 2003, I came back from Iraq, finished school, and started looking to buy a house.  A few months later, I moved into a gentrifying area of Atlanta.  I loved my little house, as long as it was never silent.  Silence reminded me I was alone.  Silence reminded me […]

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