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Articles in A Day in the Life of Dad, Joy Holden and Kelly Carmena

I’m Not Spoiling Them, I’m Playing the Long Game

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I like technology, and I use it everyday and any way I can. As you may know, my house is fully automated, from the AC to the lights to everything in between. I have done it all with the help of my little people. We have changed light switches and run... Read full article

I Need a Pager Again

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The days of pagers (or beepers) seem so long ago, but sometimes, I think I could use one now. No matter where you go these days, someone is on their phone either talking, reading, or playing a game. These so-called phones are more of an information/e... Read full article

I'm Not Here for Your Entertainment

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Now that we are in the full swing of summer, my children drag themselves out of their rooms each morning, and before they even get the sleep out of their eyes, they ask...“What are we doing today?”... Read full article

How Far is Too Far?

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When I was a child, I left home for the day. I would run and play, but I knew to be home when the street lights came on. Today, I bet my kids don’t even know what a street light is, and if they do, I’m certain they don’t realize it goes on and off.... Read full article

Put Your Shoes On... Now, We Are Leaving!

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I think I have been saying that for almost 10 years and it rarely actually happens. I believe I am in the changing of the times. Now that my kids are crossing the bridge of crazy little people that cannot do anything on their own to every now and t... Read full article



Finding My Zen Through Reading

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Lately, I have struggled to find time for training. Between the closing of my daycare, work, and packing for an eventual move to a new house, I have had very little time for myself. In fact, much of my free time has been spent KonMori’ing my current ... Read full article

Let Them Sweat

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Let it be summer. Let them play, make up games, sweat, and don’t feel bad for them at all.... Read full article

I Want Both Halloweens

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It’s that time of year when we dress up our children as their favorite characters and let them run from house to house, asking for candy. But, I have mixed feelings on this. ... Read full article

“No” is a Complete Sentence

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It may not be 100 percent accurate according to my former English teacher, but in my book, it is.  Too many times I catch myself giving reasons to my kids for why I tell them “No,” and I just don’t have that much time in my life at this point to kee... Read full article

Tri Training, Littles Style!

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I have never met a kid so fierce and strong as my daughter. This kid is non-stop. She is determined and pushes both my husband and I to stay active because she loves being active. ... Read full article

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