Try This Chocolate Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving marks the start of the Christmas season and the peak of pumpkin-flavored treats. So before pumpkins give way to candy canes and egg nog why not try the following chocolate-flavored recipe? It’s courtesy of “Thanksgiving at Bobby’s” which premieres at 12 p.m. Nov. 22 on the Food Network. The all-star special features Thanksgiving-themed recipes [...]

How Parents Can Steer Clear of ‘Dumb’ Movie Choices

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Nell Minow, AKA Movie Mom, is none too pleased with the PG:13 rating attached to “Dumb and Dumber To.” The veteran film critic, a friend of Daddylibrium, excoriated the MPAA’s ratings system for dubbing a film teeming with inappropriate material in such a fashion. Parents should know that this movie has material that would receive [...]

Why Making One Great Friend May Be Enough

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My late Father’s unofficial rules of life continue to guide my path. Most of them, anyway. Dad’s famous line, “no man is rich enough to afford a used car” sounded hollow to me then, and it hasn’t aged well. Other slices of his wisdom, though, help me in my fatherhood journey. One line in particular [...]

Do I Have a Budding Narcissist (or Two) on My Hands?

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For roughly two years my most used phrase was, “good boy!” If Eli climbed a ladder, navigated a curb or just did exactly what he was supposed to, I cheered along with a hearty, “good boy!” And I’m not alone. Go to any local park and you’ll hear a chorus of “good boys” and “good [...]

Mattress Memories: Family Bonds Then … and Now

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As a child my favorite place in the world was my parents’ bed. I’d seek the be out in the middle of the night if a bad dream got the best of me. I had to insinuate myself onto it like a cat burglar waiting for his prey to fall asleep. Once I spotted an [...]

5 Reasons I Won’t Stop Dressing Up on Halloween

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If it’s Halloween, it’s time for this Dad to break out the greasepaint. I stopped dressing up for Halloween some years ago. It’s a holiday for kids … right? Then I met my wife, who treated Halloween as the most important day of the year. Partners often rub off on each other in ways you [...]

Dad Writes New Career Chapter with ‘Jellyfish,’ Keeps Family First

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Stay at home dad Chris Routly started second guessing himself while writing his third children’s book, “Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish.” “The more I read about writing children’s books, the more I realized I was breaking all the rules, like ‘don’t make it rhyme… you’re not as clever as you think you are,’” Routly tells [...]

Kids Deserve Nothing Less than a #HealthyDad

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Being a dad can be hazardous to your health. My boys use my like a Jungle Gym, beg me to buy them sugary treats and leave me bone tired at the end of every day. That’s why I need to stay as healthy as possible. It’s one reason Daddylibrium decided to participate in the Anthem Blue [...]