Swiper did it!

My older daughter, Archer, has taken an interesting turn in our communication. When she's done something bad - like oh, eating chocolate syrup in her...

Banning smoking in cars containing kids

Hate seeing anyone smoke around children? I always hated seeing it. When I was about 9 years old, I even offered to steal my best friends mothers...

Corn causes tantrums?

Corn syrup is one of the hardest things to avoid. It's used as an inexpensive sweetener in 90 percent of the processed food on grocery store shelves....

Allergy desensitization treatment: the aftermath

Today Archer (my four and a half year old) had her first desensitization treatment. These are a series of oral treatments given in a series. The idea...

Cooking for allergies

A few years ago, I was in the mood for pumpkin. Being a lifetime fan of the pie, I wanted something else. After a bit of searching, I discovered a...

Allergy testing

After dealing with eczema for a while, we finally set out to get our daughter allergy tested. I missed the real action, but I'll try to recreate it...

House adventures: getting approved

Buying a house is one of those big steps that becomes inevitable when you've got kids. My wife and I started out in a rental duplex with our first...

Dealing with pine needles

Every year we bring home a christmas tree, I end up with a problem. Pine needles. Cleaning them up has always been a bit of a loosing battle. They...

A passage of Dadhood

We're planning to visit some relatives over the holidays. Just like many trips before, I'll be returning with more furniture that when I started....

Stealing candy: changing the diet for allergies

If you remember, we were planning to take Archer (our four year old daughter) to an allergist. The results have been great. I wasn't there for the...

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