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The Changing Tides of Special Needs Parenting & the Cycle of Grief: We’re Lucky. But Sometimes It Doesn’t Feel That Way. [Featured on the Mighty]

Full post featured on The Mighty.  The morning surf-check is one of life’s delicacies. A day of clean waves is nothing short of a gift from God. Unfortunately, the clean lines that surfers crave do not always march to shore. … 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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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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Daily Pixels: Free Ride

To help occupy the munchkins, and attempt to tire them out, a day was spent crabbing and swimming.  Luckily, Mrs. Dude’s parents have a chocolate lab the size of a small horse that loves to swim and doesn’t mind four … Continue reading

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The Princess Speaks

When a five year old speaks, the verbal onslaught is completely unpredictable…and hilarious. It seems the Princess has some innate parenting skills…which she is happy to share with the Dude… “Babies don’t like the dark.” “Babies like to be with … 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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