Category Archives: Lessons from the Front Lines

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Checklist. Especially Super Awesome Kid Checklists.

A quick update. We are now three weeks into our adventure with Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families. Short story. It’s pretty awesome. It’s a work in progress. One great change is our weekly Family Meeting. Still finding our groove and … Continue reading

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Catching Up with the Dude’s: Big Boy Undies, Getting Published & Rolling, Rolling, Rolling…

Happy Summer y’all! It’s official. Get out there and soak up that vitamin D. But first, a quick Dude Family update. Big Boy Undies I guess Little Dude likes to wait until his birthday to cross milestones off his to-do … Continue reading

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Verbal Storm

It has been raining words at the Dude casa over the last week. We had the pleasure of enjoying a visit from Grammie and Papa, and Little Dude chose a great time to open the flood gates on his vocab. … Continue reading

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Jump School

It is awesome to watch Little Dude figuring life out. He is one independent and determined little dude. Not only does he know what he wants, but he also knows that he wants to do it. He is working sooo … Continue reading

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1 Year, 9 Weeks: The Yin & Yang of Toddlerhood

Science is amazing. With a little ingenuity and some perseverance, there doesn’t seem like much we can’t accomplish. For example, did you know that science has discovered the most annoying sound?! I thought Jim Carey presented these findings in Dumb … Continue reading

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Week 52: Walking, Throwing, Kicking, Oh My!

How many weeks are in a year? Ding, ding, ding…52. Little Dude is officially a one year old. He picked a great day to burst on the scene. Every few years we’ll get to celebrate Father’s Day and his birthday. … Continue reading

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Week 45: Lovin’ Life

Little Dude is approaching the 11 month mark. Mrs. Dude and I are pretty close to being the proud parents of a one year old. A one year old?! How did that happen? Where did the time go? Wow. It’s … Continue reading

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Week 37: On the Move

Little Dude is officially on the move. He’s actually been on the move for a little over a week. I’ve been trying to get this post out since last weekend, but life happened. No good excuse, just a series of … Continue reading

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Week 30: Grrrr…

7 months.  How does it goes so fast? He’s like a little man.  We refer to him as the business man.  I’m on the hunt for a sweet pinstripe suit, so he can take over the E-Trade baby’s spot. Although … Continue reading

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Week 27: Block Head

The Boy has moved past the 6 month mark, and we’re celebrating with some sitting up! Little Dude has been showing signs of sitting up for a couple weeks, but this week he made the commitment.  Just chillin’ on his … Continue reading

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