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SocialDad’s Famous Spaghetti Recipe

It’s really hard to get my daughter to eat anything but a few foods, and they’re usually some kind of breaded chicken, scrambled egg, or grilled cheese sandwich. The only between-meal snacks she gets is fruit or carrots, but it would be really nice if she’d eat what we’re eating for dinner. I’m tired of cooking two separate meals at the same time. Since she’ll eat pretty much anything we grow together in the garden, I figured that to get her interested in a meal, she should help cook it. It  ...

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The Joy of Missing Out

The fear of missing out or ‘FOMO’ is something that I’ve found hard to let go. What are other people doing? Who are they doing it with? How come nobody told me? When I was younger, I’d become a hermit and convince myself that I was happier to be in my room watching TV,  ...

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What It Takes to Be a Man

As I huffed and puffed (and quietly swore under my breath), I had to admit defeat. This leaking tap was impossible to fix. I spent two hours on Wednesday night, after everyone else was cozy in their beds, trying to fix the bathroom sink. It had been dripping for a week and had progressed to a  ...

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Relearning the Heimlich maneuver

On Tuesday night, as I walked from the train and took a shortcut across the park I saw a woman chilling out while sitting on the bench next to the baseball diamond. I looked down at my phone for a minute or two and as I got closer, she was standing up and looked panicked.   I took out my  ...

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