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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Adoption

Has anyone ever thought of adopting, had a friend that was adopted, or had friends that adopted? Here's my journey in case adoption is heavy on your hearts.  On June 29th, 2009 my wife pregnant at 30 weeks and 6 days was hospitalized and had to have an emergency c-section because she developed atypical HELLP syndrome and was literally dying with...
When you are a DMD flying on your own with three young kids whose ages range from 5 months to six years you don’t do it to be a hero or because you are brave. You do it out of necessity to get on with the task at hand, however ugly it may turn out because you are a...
Is BPA Free Plastic safe?
Plastics have played an enormous role in increasing our quality of life. There is practically nothing that we do that hasn’t been improved or made possible by plastics... so the importance is not really up for debate. The concern, however, is whether it is safe to use plastics which come into contact with our food and our developing children. As...
Fatherhood is a Team Sport. Celebrate Father's Eve with John Francis - Episode 5 John Francis decided to celebrate the completion of his new garage with some buddies on the night before Father's Day 2012. That celebration grew into an annual event called Father's Eve now celebrated in over 50 cities around the world! Find a Father's Eve event in...
The Houtz Family
So...you married a doctor. All of your buddies are 'high-fiving' you since, now, YOU just made 'easy street'. Mom and dad are holding that straight face around company, and whisper to one another how smart their boy is behind closed doors. Sure, maybe you won't have to worry as much about affording braces but like everything in life, nothing good...
This post has a small amount of strong language. I feel like I've earned it. If you're not already familiar with Disney's Little Einsteins series, that's no reason for you to come here and rub it in... As I've established previously for readers, I have the privilege to care for an awesome little boy as I run a software development business...
Son of a DMD and Pediatrician - What it's like growing up in a Physician Family - Episode 11 Rocklin Shumaker is a medical student who is following in his mother's footsteps. His mom is a prominent Pediatrician and active member of the American Medical Association (AMA). Rocklin and I met at the AMA Convention which coincided with the AMA...
This Week in Parenting is intended to be a weekly look at parenting talk around the web, amongst the DMD community, and occasionally, just stuff I'm dealing with around the house. The language is occasionally strong and the opinions reflect only the author. Let's dig in.  Strong-Willed Children, AKA: Possession-Prone Toddlers My son hasn't technically reached the "Terrible Twos" yet, but...
There are lots of ways to maintain your manhood. One in particular is teaching your son how to properly ask a woman out on a date. And what better person to start with than your mom? video of him asking soon coming... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPMCXR0Yw9Q
Stratton Family
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind .”  - Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich What is a DMD Mastermind and why did I start it? by Shawn Stratton Have you ever had days where you feel like you are not cut out to be...

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