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The End Is Near!

By Daddy Brad Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Now I’m no conspiracy theorist but I am pretty certain aliens are living among us; the swine flu is a communist plot created by the KGB to end humanity; and Elvis, Jim Morrison & DB Cooper play golf every Tuesday morning at the Cactus Country Club out side of Tucson, Arizona.    So it strikes me as funny that in the midst of the rising number of global calamities, my colleagues at DadLabs snicker when I enquire about their disaster preparedness plans.  Do they not realize that the end is near?  Do they not understand that by the time they see the 4 Horseman flash across the sky it’s too late? Read the rest of this entry »

Parenting News: Maternity leave, bullies, and male postpartum depression

By Dad News Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Studies Reveal Why Kids Get Bullied and Rejected How do you react when your child is bullied? Do you blame the bully or do you ask why your child was a victim of social rejection? (LiveScience)

The Fight for Paid Maternity Leave BLOG: US one of two  industrialized countries without paid maternity leave. Maybe ‘No Child Left Behind’ should start with maternity leave. (NYTimes)
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Close Call

By Daddy Brad Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

During our 45+-mile carpool run this morning the kids and I were listening to the local ESPN sports talk radio show with Erin Hogan and Longhorn Legend Dan Neil. I enjoy their insight and am a regular listener to the show. Both Erin and Dan have children and frequently talk about being dads, which is why I was flabbergasted this morning when Erin almost outed Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and The Tooth Fairy.

Dan and Erin were having a discussion about the bad precedent P. Diddy set when he gave his son a $300,000 car for his 16th birthday. Erin then went on to describe the method by which he sets the value of the Tooth Fairy’s gift and his comments made it clear that it was Dad who is the tooth fairy. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Things You Can Buy At Ikea For Under $10

By Daddy Troy Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Here are the links to the ten things that I mention in my video: Ten Things You Can Buy at IKEA for Under $10.

Also, I just posted a blog about Surviving a Trip to IKEA with Your Children.

1. Kvart Wall/ clamp spotlight $6.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50152449

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2. Pokal Glasses $2.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60081734

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3. Bastis Hooks $1.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60095321

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4. Nyttja Frames $7.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80117039

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5. Mula Bead roller $7.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80014041

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6. Duktig coffee/tea set $9.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00130148

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7. Koja tent $9.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30073090

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8. Forsiktig children’s stool $3.49

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60101063

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9. Bolmen Stool $7.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80159519

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10. Noje wall basket with lid $4.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60107828

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11. Smila Blomma flower wall lamp $9.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00097950

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12. Rusch wall clock $2.99

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70098989

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