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Misadventures In Modern Parenting: Travel Edition – With Shantelle Bisson and The Hook.

It’s the bane of every traveling parent’s existence: what to do when their kids act like monsters while away from home. Do you open a can of whup-ass all over them in public? Or do you wait until you’re alone … Continue reading

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From Fiction To All-Too Real Fact In Seconds.

My daughter lost a bit of her innocence last night. At ease, people, no salacious details will be found here. I’m about to wax philosophical. Whatever the hell that means. So there we were, watching the last ten seconds of … Continue reading

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Happy Easter – If You Don’t Mind The Sentiment, That Is…

Admittedly, I’m not an “Easter guy”. Even as a kid, I never went in for the colored eggs, the hunt, the elbow-to-elbow battle among my so-called peers that was required to locate a basket full of gaudily-painted treats. It just … Continue reading

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Is “Super-Dad” Dead?

I’m a tremendous admirer of Cyndi Lauper. Strange way to begin this piece, I know, but if you’re willing to travel a bit with me, all will become clear I promise. To clarify, I admire one specific Lauper song, Time … Continue reading

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The Hook: Parenting God.

When it comes to guiding another human being’s journey through this big ole world, there’s no rule book. Okay, technically, there are a seemingly-endless supply of parenting rule books out there… But unless it’s a celebrity bio or a comic … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Being A Traveling Dad.

When I was a kid, my father just didn’t give a damn about being a dad. That’s the long and short of it; there was no father/son bonding time, no cherished childhood memories. Growing up, I had a buddy, Ralphie … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Parenting: What Not To Do.

Parents, for almost two decades I’ve been watching you and your kids. Yes, that is officially the creepiest sentence I have ever typed. With the possible exception of, “About last night… you were sleeping so soundly, I felt it best … Continue reading

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