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Eggplant Parmesan

This is an easy Eggplant Parmesan recipe that is a bit of a hybrid created from multiple other recipes. This started when I tweeted that I needed a simple, preferably, low-fat recipe. Within minutes I had multiple versions from @laosinger and @justthe10. My concept of simple means that I am not spending more time prepping…

10 Years of Mr Mom

I intended to have this post up yesterday as the 28th was the 10th anniversary of waking up and learning that I was a single Dad with custody of three minor children. The oldest was still 3 months away from being 12; the twins were a few weeks away from being 2-1/2. At this point, the…

Thoughts on Buying a Bra

For single Dads, there are some times where we find ourselves confronted with things that we have absolutely no knowledge about. Buying a bra (or brassiere if you prefer), is one of those things. Having read all of the books I gave my daughter didn’t help. I covered these books in an earlier blog post:…

Why I get emotional about Tanner

Many of you may have read the story about Tanner; if you haven’t, please take a few moments to read This is Tanner. This story hits me personally on many levels. The core issue that I think many of you can relate to is that my three kids are all healthy! As forever grateful as…

On Father’s Day for Mr Mom (& Mother’s Day)

These are my thoughts on the evolution of Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day, in the last ten years of my life. These are the years during which I’ve been known as Mr Mom. For those of you that haven’t seen it, even my license plate reflects this Chapter of my Life. When this Chapter began,…

On Running Out Of Gas

On a normal day, I have a 100 mile commute. On days when I have errands, I can cover 120 – 150 miles. That’s one of the reasons that I drive a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid. During the winter, I get 29-30 MPG; in the summer, it’s 33-34 MPG. With a 15 gallon tank, this…

On PC to Apple – Idiosyncrasies to get used to

On 11 May, I bought an Apple MacBook Pro 15″ laptop. The decision to do so was not an easy one. In April, I read and commented on the Saturday discussion – Mac Versus PC post at Mike’s Life. At that time, I said: A year ago, I would have said PC with no hesitation…

On Birthdays – Thoughts on Turning 60

On Monday, 7 June, I turned 60 years old. And it was a good day. I celebrated. The only traumatic birthday I think I have ever had was my 30th. Growing up in the 50s, teen years in the 60s and young adult in the 70s, the common mantra was Never Trust Anyone Over 30….

On Sex Education – and the Single Dad

If you came to this page because you thought I was going to talk about sex, you might want to leave now. It’s not. It’s about the sex education of me and my kids. I was still married to my second wife when my oldest son was young. When it came time for sex education,…