Category Archives: Dude Knows Best

Week 17: Occupational Hazards

“Does he smell?” As she holds his ass in the air. And the Dude’s first reaction is to lean over for  a sniff!?  “Nope.” Later the same day, as I dozed off on the couch for an afternoon siesta, Mrs. … Continue reading

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Week 15 – Time for a Trim

Some babies don’t have hair by week 15.  Little Dude, time for the first haircut. Little Dude popped out with a full head of hair.  Which is a bit startling considering the Dude’s dome is hairless. I was begging Mrs. Dude … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Parenting

Zen and the Art of Parenting It’s 2010.  We have women’s suffrage.  Women have broken through the “glass ceiling” in corporations worldwide.  I read the other day that for the first time, more women are now graduating with PhD’s than … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Groovin’

The Boy is three months old this week. Time flies. Week 12 has been pretty much status quo.  We’re getting back into the flow after a short vacation and the hurricane, so just settling back into routines. Groovin’ right along. … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Hopscotch & Hurricanes

Life is full of decisions.  Infinite decisions with infinite possibilities.  Unique moments that shape our individual lives. But more importantly, our decisions help shape the lives of those we share our days with. As the dude of the house, my … Continue reading

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Week Nine – Chaos

Six kids.  One roof. 8 weeks, 11 weeks, 2, 4, 5, and 6 years. There is no way to describe week nine other than chaos.  Pure, unadulterated chaos. We had the pleasure of my sister and the kids visiting from … Continue reading

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Week Eight – Celebrate Good Times

Short and Sweet. Little Dude enjoyed his first wedding this weekend.  He slept through most of the celebrating, but he sure did enjoy the music and dancing. Including the newest family tradition on Mrs. Dude’s side, requesting It’s Gettin’ Hot … Continue reading

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Week Seven – Promise

Promise as defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary is: 1 : a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified 2 : reason to expect something; especially : ground for expectation of success, improvement, or excellence Promise is a heavy word.  Full of strong … Continue reading

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Week Six – Firsts

The Dude and the Mrs. fall into the exuberant category when it comes to Little Dude’s firsts. We often comment to each other about silly firsts, but this week held some significant firsts…from the Dude’s perspective anyway Continue reading

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Week Five – Change

“The only constant is change.” It’s difficult to find the precise source of this quote, but after extensive research (i.e. five minutes on Wikipedia), I’ve decided to give credit to Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher…mainly because he’s a really old dude … Continue reading

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