Be Safe and Strike out the Dirty Side of Baseball with Tide PODs

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Disclosure:  “This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Proctor & Gamble and Tide. All opinions and dirty laundry are mine.” Ah, baseball season. Not only is this spectacular sport a national pastime, it’s also the arch-nemesis of cleanliness! You don’t even need to be playing the sport to get dirty. Don’t believe me? Take my older son Jason to a game and he’ll show you! Yep, every time we go to Yankee Stadium to …

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Countdown the New Year with Netflix

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Life is funny. When our kids were younger, they’d beg and plead to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. We’d put them to bed early and then enjoy the ball drop on our own. These days? Yeah, I’m lucky if I’m not passed out on the couch by 10:30 on a regular weeknight. I honestly have no idea when Ryan (he’s 12 now) heads off to bed. I don’t even know which side …

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Dad’s Guide to Summer Will Prepare You for Any Adventure – Plus a $150 Giveaway

Guide to Summer

If there’s a Guide to Summer out there, my dad read it annually.  When I was a kid, my family went on a lot of summer vacations from Cape Cod to Disney World. While we did fly occasionally, we mostly went on big road trips. And of course, that meant we were always in for an adventure! While we didn’t go camping too often, I clearly remember this one time quite vividly. I’m not sure how old I …

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How to Throw the Most Bodacious ’80s Pizza Party

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“I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen.” Wiser words have never been spoken on the Big Screen, and if you’re a fan of John Cusack or the ’80s, those two short sentences speak volumes. They come from 1989’s Say Anything, which cued a perfect ending to the perfect Bubble Gum Decade. Yes, the ’80s. Atari. Bubble Yum. Cartoons. Star Wars. And the land of horrifically awful (yet I loved every single one) sitcoms. …

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To Counter All the Hate, Here’s 101 Things I Truly Love

There’s a lot of hate going on in the world these days. I’m not going to start talking politics here at all, nor am I blindly ignoring the reasons behind all this hate. Instead, however, I’m preaching love. Love. Compassion. Caring. You can do all of that while still disagreeing with one another on things. That said, I’m doing my part to spread as much positive vibes as I can these days. I know it’s …

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