Tough father versus mother nature

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With Irene coming and the Not-So-Great East Coast Earthquake of 2011 behind us, I naturally worry about nature’s effects on the Little... Read more

Gap week blues

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Now comes Gap Week, the aptly named five days between the end of summer programs for kids and the start of the school year. In our house,... Read more

Dad goes Falwell on kids' lingerie

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I’ve always considered myself to be a modern person. But when it comes to my 7-year-old daughter, there’s something very 1957... Read more

Daddy tries to know the unknown

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I love hearing the Little Girl talk about her life. In sweet tangles of conversation that are sometimes difficult to follow, I listen to her... Read more

Daddy lunch meat, trying to cope

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I’ve been spending a lot of time lately caring for my dad, who was hurt in a car accident. At the same time, my daughter has begun crying... Read more

Little girl faces big reality

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My dad was hospitalized after a car accident the other day. He's fairly banged up with a bunch of broken bones, but he'll live. The dilemma... Read more

Brave daughter, proud pop

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I saw courage the other day, raw and simple. My daughter was at a community pool for the first time. It had a high, twisting slide that dropped... Read more

Tooth fairy falling on hard times

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In a recent survey, Visa found that the tooth fairy leaves an average of $2.60 per child's tooth -- 40 cents less per tooth than last year... Read more