To be a YouTuber

My kids’ aspirations look to YouTube! I don’t get it, but apparently “YouTuber” is now a profession, at least in my kids’ eyes. Lately talk around the table or in the car of what do you want to do when you grow up turns to becoming a YouTuber. For those of you that don’t know, a YouTuber, I guess, is someone who makes videos on YouTube all day and somehow makes a living off of that, maybe. My kids don’t have a real firm grasp on the fact that they’ll…

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Dad Hacks: Sunburn Remover

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I know it’s technically fall, but we’ve still got some sunny days ahead of us, at least where I live, and sunburn is a very real possibility. I tend to burn easily, especially on my neck and shoulders, and so having a handy way to get rid of the redness and eliminate the inevitable peel is always welcome, even if this method is a little…strange. I learned this from a former manager from my retail days. I was skeptical that it would work, but it really does. Are you ready…

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Dad Hacks: Bloody Nose be Gone!

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This should probably be called a grandma hack, because this little trick was something passed down from my grandma to my dad to me. For whatever reason, maybe because it’s been pretty dry around my house lately, I’ve had to deal with my fair share of kids’ nose bleeds recently. A week or so ago my son was outside playing with his friend from down the street. My son came inside to use the bathroom and BOOM out of nowhere his friend’s nose started bleeding. He was just standing on…

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Climbing Dunes with Baggage

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File this one under: The Things We do for Our Kids! A week ago we went camping. We’d booked the trip well in advance, figuring that the last weekend in September would be kinda cool (weather wise) and we’d be huddled up in sweatshirts enjoying camp fires and all the fall things that go with that. We couldn’t have been more wrong. We arrived to our campsite with 85F and sunny, crystal clear skies. Aside from everyone being a little hot and sticky, this was fine. The place where we…

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Brushing up on my Ninja Skills

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Over the weekend, about the worst thing I can think of happened. My toddler started climbing out of her crib. We were camping and after I figured she was good and tired, I laid her down in the pack n play and walked out of the tent to sit by the fire ring with the rest of the family. We’ve had the same pack n play for more than a decade and it’s served us well. I can’t remember either of the other two kids climbing out of it, but…

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Baby Gear for Dads – The Essential Tools

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Having the right baby gear can be great, but not knowing what the right baby gear for dads is and what is even out there can be troublesome! This is where I hope to help you find the right baby gear for Dads of all sizes. When my wife had a baby shower for our oldest, there were a few presents just for me. These were the kind of half gag gift, half practical gift that one might expect for a first time dad. The main gift was this diaper…

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Fanny Pack for Dad Bod???

We all know the popularity that the fanny pack once had, and believe it or not, it still gets between 100 thousand and 1 million monthly searches! Even though this phrase gets that many searches, the problem still lies with the fact that fanny packs are are boring and, well, look like a fanny pack. Well not any more!!! The New Dad bod Fanny Pack Albert Pukies is currently trying to find production partners to create the “New fanny Pack” that makes you look like you have a Dad bod. That’s right.…

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Cell Phones Have Age Limits?

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Should cell phones have age limits? According to the Denver Post, there should be. Colorado officials have proposed a ballot that would help establish the nation’s first legal limits on buying smartphones for children under 13 years of age. This is brought about when an anesthesiologist from the Denver area, Tim Farnum had limited the screen time of his 11- and 13-year-old children.  He stated “If you tell them to watch the screen time, all of a sudden the fangs come out.” So, should cell phones have age limits? For that fact, should…

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How a Simple List Can Help Your Relationship AND Relieve Stress

How a Simple List Can Help Your Relationship AND Relieve Stress To help your relationship, start discussing your chores! This is what is recommended to start helping you and your partner. I hate doing chores! Who doesn’t? However, when you’re a parent, the chore lists seem to grow and grow! After a while, these chores may make you start to resent your partner or think that you do more than they do. Well, according to Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger who have a podcast about work and life balance, there…

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