Category Archives: Family

The Death of My 99-Year-Old Grandfather Made Me a Better Person [Lead by Example & Choose Your Examples Wisely]

My Grandfather passed away last week. 99! Actually, 98 and 337 days…28 days shy of 99. I’ll round up. One heck of a run. Here’s what our train ride looked like to/from the funeral…   2 1/2 year old in … Continue reading

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Still Time to Score for Valentine’s Day [More Importantly, XOXO on the Reg]

There’s only a couple rules we live by in the Dude casa. Never break a promise: Trust is important Always give a kiss goodnight… You can’t get today back. Make sure the peeps you love, know it. “I hope they … Continue reading

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Our New Normal {Awesome Mack}

This post has been 1 year, 72 days and two hours in the making. Hands down the hardest post anything I’ve ever had to write. But it feels good. Cathartic. Mrs. Dude already shared some thoughts on her fabulous blog. … Continue reading

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The Reality of Parenting: An Occasional Hit to the Groin

Parenting is rad. Very rad. However, for anyone considering a journey down the parental path, every yin has a yang. The reality of parenting? Sometimes, as you stretch your arm across the counter to purchase a pound of your favorite … Continue reading

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An 8-Bit Dude. All is Right with the World.

Drunk Uncle is an SNL skit popular with the kids in the streets. The Dudes are sans TV, so all I know is what I gather from the Tube of You… Which is made that much funnier by this guy… … Continue reading

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Jazzy’s Numero Uno

I think I say this quite a bit, but…. Dang, life moves quick! The Littlest Dude crossed the numero uno threshold this week. No teeth, and not walking yet. But the Man Cub eats like a bear! 90th percentile in … Continue reading

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12 Tips for Fatherhood Awesomeness

Short, but sweet. I’d like to think I have a firm grasp on the majority of these tips, but some great reminders never hurt. 12 Tips for being a radical dad [from LifeHack]… Give ’em some love. Spend time with … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Festivus: Hallelujia, Holy !#$@, Where’s the Tylenol?!

December already?! How does time move so quickly? Tomorrow afternoon, the Dudes ship off on a two-day, 10 hour Cannonball Run up the Eastern Seaboard to enjoy an extended family holiday. Festivus at its best! Ever felt like this during … Continue reading

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Buttholes Are Beautiful {Happy Turkey Day from the Dudes}

Shock Factor:┬áThe subjective measure of the psychological “impact” of any given event. The Dude has been accused of enjoying the shock factor. Hence the title of this post? It seems Little Dude shares this quality. The three and a half … Continue reading

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The Dude Family is Growing by Two Feet!

Hear ye, hear ye… We are amazingly excited to announce that the Dude’s are adding a couple more feet to the family tree. Yep, we are crazy enough to bring three kiddos into the family…and officially outnumber the adults! A … Continue reading

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