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Monitoring the children’s Netflix account

Whenever I talk to other parents about their kids’ TV viewing practices, many are surprised we don’t have cable (or even an antenna that works), and they often want to know what “screen time” is allowed and how it’s administered.  It’s pretty much “self serve” for the children, but we […]

4 Days in Denver, Colorado

Until a few days ago, we’d have to tell people we’d never taken our children on a trip west of the Mississippi.  That ended on Wednesday, April 29 when we all flew to Denver for my legal marketing conference. Thursday morning while I was in class, the rest of the […]

Things I decided to hurry up and try before turning 40

Right now, I can barely move my upper body, because I decided to visit a grand opening event a couple miles from our house for a Crossfit gym, mainly because the flyer said there’d be BBQ and popsicles.  Like anyone else who’s got a Facebook or Instagram account, I’d heard […]

Legoland’s Star Wars exhibit

Know what kind of email you don’t ignore?  One that says “You’re Invited: New LEGO Star Wars Component at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.”  I RSVP’d for 5, checked the weather, and determined that Sunday the 22nd would be a great day to take 3 children to Atlanta’s indoor Legoland and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]