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If it’s Friday Night – It Must be Pizza Night

If it’s Friday Night – It Must be Pizza Night...

When I was growing up, Friday night was Pizza Night in our house.  We would usually order 2 pies from the local pizza joint, pick them up and head on home. As my kids have gotten older, my wife and I have carried on this tradition in a different form. After realizing, 1) We both really enjoy cooking and 2) Pizzas for a family of 4 can be really expensive, we decided to experiment and try to make our own pizzas.  You’ll...
Vasectomy Diary – Part II

Vasectomy Diary – Part II...

…Continued from Vasectomy Diary – Part I Without further delay, the conclusion to one Dad’s vasectomy adventure. 11:00 – I am called and walk in to the hospital room, the nurse goes over some last minute things, reiterating that the procedure is to be considered “non-reversible”, asks me to sign some more forms and then tells me to disrobe and place a blanket over me, the doctor will be in...
Vasectomy Diary – Part 1

Vasectomy Diary – Part 1...

Like many couples, my wife and I have tried a number of contraceptives, from condoms to IUD’s (Intra-Uterine Device), but each had some side effect attached with it. After our experiences with pregnancy and that we have 2 children, my wife and I decided that the time was right for us to explore other methods of birth control – the more permanent type. We looked into a tubal-ligation, but decided against it...
Dealing with the Death of a Child

Dealing with the Death of a Child...

I decided to write this personal story of loss because there are many who have had similar experiences, know someone, or have friends who have lost a child and can relate to the feelings we felt. My hope is that this can help those of you who have experienced a terrible loss. After we were married a few months, my wife and I were hoping to start our family. We were both in our early thirties in good health and were...
Man-2-Man Defense: Adjusting to having your second child

Man-2-Man Defense: Adjusting to having your second...

For my wife and I, having our second child was a big adjustment for our family as a whole. While we learned a ton with raising our first child, the trick to having our second child was finding the time and having the energy to implement what we learned. The key was trying to find a rhythm and make time for each other. Here are some of the things that we experienced and were able to make work for us: Adjusting –...
Money Matters: Budgeting tips from a recently unemployed Dad

Money Matters: Budgeting tips from a recently unem...

Finances – an area that can cause stress on any couple. Chances are if you were like me (and many other guys prior to having children) the most attention you paid to money was checking the receipt out of the ATM. Balance a check book? Why doesn’t your online access do that? Use a credit card? Sure I’ll pay it off later. Budget? We don’t need no stinking budget. These are but a small sampling of the things...
To Send or Not to Send: Additional Pre-K or Kindergarten

To Send or Not to Send: Additional Pre-K or Kinder...

Recently my wife and I had a tough decision to make concerning our son. He was born right near the cut-off date for how our school district determines grade placement and we had an option – we could either send him to Kindergarten or keep him in Pre-K. We had so much information to consider – his Pre-K teachers had their recommendation (he should stay for another year), the school district weighed in, all...
Two + Two + Two ≠ 6 — Fighting Sleep Deprivation with a Newborn

Two + Two + Two ≠ 6 — Fighting Sleep Depri...

When we found out that we were first expecting, a very analytical friend told me, “You know 2+2+2 does not equal 6 when you are talking about sleep.” You get so much advice when you are expecting that this was just another piece that I filed away, but by week 2 it was something that my wife and I really took to heart.  After the adrenaline wears off and if you have had the luxury of having your parents/others...

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