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On a recent business trip, I was reminded about what being a dad is all about...

http://therookiedad.com/2014/07/14/what-being-a-dad-is-about/
I feel like I am going places in my current career, literally I'm going places. I never imagined that I would be a business traveler. I never thought that I would be spending a few weeks away from ...
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Robert Loftus
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We just finished up a Staycation, what does everybody else have planned for the summer? 
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That moment when you are faced with a life threatening beast. My blogging partner in crime, Jason, showed no signs of fear- allegedly. Here's the harrowing tale of his hike. 
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Wilhelm Cortez

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"Today’s young men need constant structure in order to prepare them for tomorrow’s life challenges."
Rachel Miller-Bradshaw explains why we need the men in our society to pull boys back in when they step out of line.
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Dadee Oh!

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The One (and Only) Reason to Wake the Baby.

http://dadee-oh.com/one-reason-wake-baby/
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Rocco DeLeo

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Do you come up with great stuff, only to lose it?  How are you capturing your thoughts and/or ideas? 
Have you noticed that when you are thinking about moving, all the ideas about decorating your new place flow like water, but when you actually move, you forget everything?  The same thing happens in the car and in the shower.  It seems to happen every place and at random moments, except at the exact moment you need them.  This is a real big deal for writers.  Whether you are writing a personal development blog or the next big blockbus...
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#TBT  Before my son was born it was...

Man vs. Pregnancy

http://dadee-oh.com/man-vs-pregnancy/
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I love being a parent but there is part of me that hates what I have become now that I am parent.  It isn't something that I am proud of but I can only use it as a teaching moment for the Kid.

http://therookiedad.com/2014/07/09/i-hate-what-ive-become-as-a-parent/
Now that I have you here, I don't really hate myself as a parent. I love being a parent. I love knowing that everything that I do is going to someday influence the Kid to be a better person in soci...
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+Brandon Billinger is this your blog and article? If so here are my two cents. For sure you are in a tough position. First off I would always do my best to never lie to your kids. I have three little crazies and I am not saying that your tactic is flawed but how you go about it might need some improvement. what I would do in your situation right now is after Jr falls asleep go back in and pad his head or back for 2 min just so you are being honest with your kid. if he is a super lite sleeper that might be a problem but at lease follow through the motions so the next morning when you kid says "hey dad you didn't come back" you can say with a clear heart "yes I did but you were so tired you just kept on sleeping". kids and sleeping is just about as complex as negotiating a peace treaty between whales and space aliens, there are also thousands of methods. My wife and I had a really hard time getting our first little one to learn to sleep. from the beginning though we knew that we had to teach him to sleep on his own. sometimes the path is hard and it seems like it will break your heart but in the long run it's better for you and especially your kid. if you want I do have a few book that talk about this very problem, I think even addressing kids older like yours but I will have to double check that." so have hope there is a plan if action you can take, it will be a little harder because you guys waited so long, but there is hope none the less. we now have three little monsters that sleep great on their own. ages, 6 4 and 1
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"For the record, writing about parenting might suggest that I somehow think I have my act together, but I assure you that I don’t."
In which Mark Greene puts himself under the parental microscope, and finds more than one Mark Greene.
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Dan Grueber

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Ever been sitting on the couch wondering how to get the remote from the other end without waking up your child who fell asleep on you?  Well here's that idea plus seven more that every dad (especially lazy ones like me) need someone to invent.  
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This is a society of dedicated Great Dads. This group will serve as an idea exchange on parenting and life in general. Hope to take membership to the next level, and get dads excited about fatherhood and all it has to offer.
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"Two strong supporters of dads.  Two different views. What do you think? Join the conversation ."
Two GMP writers offer two different takes: Is this a glimpse at new, unsure parents or another poor example of the modern dad in advertising?
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Robert Loftus
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My son says "Cheers Dad"! I said you betcha buddy. #fatherhood
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Yeah, it's your miniature drinking buddy lol
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Robert Loftus
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Have you ever taken a flight with your kids? 
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We are all about good dental hygiene at my house. My brother in law dentist would be proud 
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Hey, at least no one's swimming in the toilet...That's success
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Wilhelm Cortez

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Problem, I don't see any problem here.
Brent Almond wonders why our society stigmatizes boys for showing affection to each other and worries that his young son is already feeling the pressure to conform.
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After hearing about Justin Harris "leaving" his child in the car got me thinking.  One of my biggest fears as a parent is to leaving the Kid in the car on a hot day, so I have created 3 ways to prevent me from leaving my child in the car. 

http://therookiedad.com/2014/07/07/3-ways-to-prevent-leaving-your-child-in-a-hot-car/
Hearing the story out of Georgia involving Justin Harris is extremely upsetting. The first part of the dad's story is the part of being a dad that scares me the most. at first it seemed that Justin...
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