Glitter, Buttons, and Other Stories from This Week

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I have three new stories up this week on various places across the internet that aren't this website. Most notably, THE WASHINGTON POST! Read one, read all.

With Glitter and Buttons, a Stay-at-Home Dad Finds His Inner Martha Stewart

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"My oldest child started kindergarten this year, and perhaps the biggest adjustment for me as a stay-at-home dad has been the weird homework projects. Before my son started school, my three small children and I tended to while away our days in relative tranquility.

Okay, that’s a lie. There’s nothing tranquil about life with preschoolers and toddlers. But we didn’t have a lot of structure to our days. We just let them unfurl. Now, though, my kindergartner is always bringing home notes instructing us to find 200 pennies and arrange them in the shape of Abraham Lincoln — or something like that — by Friday, please!"

Read the rest at the Washington Post, On Parenting website!

Loitering, or the Awkward Art of Spending Quality Time with Your Kids

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"I’m always looking for fun activities to do with the kids after school and on weekends. It can be difficult, though, because it’s hard to come up with things a 1-, 3-, and 6-year-old will all enjoy.

My wife was out of town for a few days recently and, suddenly, the need for fun (time-killing) activities felt even more urgent. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been a stay-at-home father for more than six years so I’m as equipped as anyone to solo parent for a few days, but really, no one is suitably equipped for this."

Read the rest at City Dads Group!

The White House's Nine-Point Plan to Make America's Schools Safe Again

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"1. Replace PE, music, and art with paramilitary and situational awareness training.

2. Replace library time with pistol range time."

Read the rest at the Weekly Humorist!

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