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Dads Bond With Their Sons Too – Parents Article

Over the last few days, in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, a touching clip has been making the rounds. It features an ESPN anchor losing her composure while recounting a conversation she had with the NBA legend about his role as a father to three daughters (he hadn’t yet had his fourth). The popular, and polarizing, player gushed about how much he loved being a “girl dad,” and after her story went viral, dads and daughters everywhere gushed…

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ADHD and Me – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Last year, I shared a post about my son’s ADHD diagnosis, and the relief it brought. Finally, we had confirmation that our 9yo wasn’t intentionally ignoring us, willfully misbehaving, or somehow a bad kid. His brain is just wired differently, and with his diagnosis, we’ve been able to view things from a different perspective; hopefully, a more patient and understanding one. Of course, understanding the big picture is one thing and managing my everyday reactions to his behavior is another.…

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The Vaccination Controversy! – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

If you’ve been listening to my podcast or following me on Instagram, you might know that we’ve been teasing doing a “controversial” episode. In an effort to get people to rate us on Apple Podcasts (PLEASE GO RATE US ON APPLE PODCASTS!), I swore that when we hit 100 ratings, we’d let listeners choose a controversial parenting topic for us to cover. Well, we hit 100. And I let the listeners choose. And the listeners chose vaccinations. I’m not shocked.…

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Single mother myths that are complete bullsh*t – Single Mum, Parents Article

Is it time to put an end to single mother myths?You don’t have to be a single mum for long to experience societal stigmas. You may gradually notice chinks of negativity linked to your social standing. That society is designed for clichéd family units to which you no longer belong. Potential employers become discriminatory. Banks and rental agencies become hesitant. Social invites dry-up and married friends slink away.Is it that by being the female half of a relationship breakdown, we…

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Podcast Episode: Father’s Day – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but this Sunday is Father’s Day. Yeah, dads get a day too, I’m as weirded out as you are. But we are parents too, after all, some might even say equal partners in this whole debacle. Not me though. You can stuff your parenting equality in a sack! I want no part of it. I am plenty satisfied with my low bar, thank you very much. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I…

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Parenting with Multiple Sclerosis – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

*My wife, aka Mom and Buried, originally wrote this piece for Today.com* Some moments are seared onto your mind. For me, one of those was an otherwise normal day as a new mom to a beautiful four-month old little boy: the day that I got a call from my neurologist diagnosing me with multiple sclerosis. When the call came, though I was already exhausted and stretched too thin as a new mom, I felt a wave of relief. Finally, I…

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The Great Pet Moms Controversy – Parents Article

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed a bit of a controversy last week, just before Mother’s Day. I posted a meme that generated some passionate responses, and for once it wasn’t about Trump or gun control or vaccinating your kids. This was about pet moms – more specifically, why they’re not actually moms. I know, I know, calm down. I heard all the comments, and this week on the podcast, I responded as best…

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Who Has It Worse? Everyone! – Parents Article

No matter what kind of parent you are, you struggle. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, a go-to-the-office parent, even a work from homer, raising kids is difficult and exhausting. But each kind of parent has their own challenges, and on the latest episode of the Dad and Buried podcast, Pete and I chatted about all the different ones we face. With help from your comments (follow my Instagram stories to answer my topic-related questions and have your name…

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Kids Are Expensive AF! – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

One of the worst aspects of having kids is, well, just take a spin around my blog. I’m pretty sure I’ve covered them all at some point. Including this week’s podcast topic: how expensive they are! It starts with diapers and clothes and formula, then it progresses to daycare and sports and food, and eventually you’re buying them cars and college tuition. It never ends. But it’s not just money they cost you, they also steal your sanity, your time,…

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What Not to Expect When You’re Expecting – Parents Article

A few years ago, I ranted hard against a couple who created a list of guidelines for visitors who wanted to stop by and meet their newborn. They were essentially expecting friends and family to barter for an audience with their baby via handouts and housework. It made little sense that a couple with such bizarre manners and expectations would have anyone visiting them, let alone enough people who it required rules and regulations. After all, this was a generic…

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