Category Archives: Parenting Skills

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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Dude’s Way of the Peaceful Parent

Here’s a tip o’ the hat to a new blog resource here on the Dude; Zen Habits. This dude Leo Babauta has built a blog empire in a short few years. 240,000 subscribed followers! Dang! He’s done an amazing job … Continue reading

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Eat the Crust First

Are we a cut-the-crust-off-your-bread type of family? I’m sure there is great reasoning on both sides of this discussion, but regardless of the decision, this seems like a choice that helps define a family. Life lessons from bread crust? I … 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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It Ties the Room Together

The parent/child relationship is becoming increasingly interesting now that I’m able to experience both sides. The Dude’s parents were visiting over the weekend, and my eyes are open to new perspectives.  It could be maturity, but I think it has … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Front Lines – Week One

After a day and a half at the hospital (one overnight), the Dude, the Mrs., and Little Dude joined the Princess back at Casa de Dude, and we’ve all fumbled our way triumphantly through the Little Dude’s first week on … Continue reading

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Experience

The Dude’s sister is in a race with the Duggars to overpopulate the Earth, or at least that’s how it seems to someone who is completely overwhelmed once the kid count rises above two…i.e. the Dude. In reality, Sis is … Continue reading

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