Category Archives: Parenting

Don’t lick your sister on the face

In my last blog post I wrote briefly about lessons I never imagined I would have had to teach my daughters. When faced with the looming prospect of parenthood there are certain lessons you're aware of, topics that will, inevitably come up. Standard, run-of-the-mill, 'Leave it to Beaver' sort of stuff that everyone has to…
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Whistling Walmart and Women

When I first had kids I knew there would be tough conversations I'd have to have with my daughters. Topics like dating, marriage and the Electoral College would need to be covered to be certain I raised solid, well-rounded children. I knew puberty would come up, and I was not intimidated. What surprised me was…
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A Father’s Advice to Uncle Betz

In the not so distant future, my wife's little sister, Katy and her husband, Alex will welcome their first child into the world. Since the gender of the baby is still a mystery to us all and will not be revealed until birth, he/she is being affectionately referred to as "Baby Betz" which is the…
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Happy Birthday Kiddo

Today is my oldest daughter's tenth birthday. It's hard to believe that a full decade ago, I took this¬†picture on her first night in the world. My wife had got up to stretch her legs after feeding her. I nestled Emma down onto the hospital bed in the warm sheets where her mother had just…
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