Category Archives: Life Lessons

Brothers Hug. And So Should You.

Tommy Boy knew it. So did psychotherapist Virginia Satir… We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. We need hugs. Lots o’ hugs. The … 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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A Bear & A Fox Teach Us the Difference Between Empathy & Sympathy {A Sweet RSA Animation}

As we hike down the path of 2014, this is a pretty great video to remind us to connect with others. Empathy does not equal sympathy. And that difference is worth a little added effort. Hat tip SwissMiss.

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Amazon.com: Prime + Subscribe & Save = a Crazy Awesome Life Hack

I’ve shared some sweet life hacks in a previous post – 99 Problems But a Hack Ain’t One – and now I have a new fav… Amazon.com Subscribe & Save Amazon needs no introduction. I’ll keep this short and sweet. … Continue reading

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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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Awesome Life Advice from an Awesome Dude, Kelso.

Check out this awesome life advice from Ashton Kutcher. At the Teen Choice Awards no less. Kelso may not be able to find his car, but there’s more than meets the eyes. Seriously good advice to teens….or anyone. Nice work … Continue reading

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When Life Attacks You With Birds

  For as long as I can recall, my father has had one predominant fear… Birds – Seriously, birds. He doesn’t trust them. Their fast and unpredictable. Shifty little characters. Doesn’t want to be around them. Doesn’t want to talk … Continue reading

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The Art of Wrapping Your Extension Cord

How have I survived? Small tricks make a big difference. It makes me wonder how many other fantastic tricks I’m missing. Here’s a great post from TheArtOfManliness.com about wrapping your extension cords. Awesome. I’m always wrastling with tangles. I’m the … Continue reading

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Big Lebowski Buffet

I’ve professed my love for The Big Lebowski in the past. The Dude abides. And that’s a nice way to live life. I’m always excited to come across something Lebowski related, and this week I was blessed with three Dude … Continue reading

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What’s up 2013?!

Adios 2012. So much for the end of the world. Ho hum. Hello 2013! The year of the Dude?! Fo sho. We expect big things every year. 🙂 Although, 2013 is most definitely going to get off to a fantastic … Continue reading

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