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Summer camp

02/07/14

Summer camp

There seems to be some sort of summer camp for every possible interest. I only went to church camp one week in 18 years, and surprisingly I lived...

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Dads' makeover?

01/31/14

Dads' makeover?

The other day, I mentioned to a few people that I think someone should do a Dad’s Makeover. The reaction was a bit one-sided...

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Dead hamster etiquette

01/24/14

Dead hamster etiquette

A recent article in Central Penn Parent helped families deal with the loss of a pet. It made me stop and remember the first pet that we lost in our household, Snowball the Hamster ("Snowy" to his close friends)...

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Piercing predicament

01/17/14

Piercing predicament

Our new Friday blog will debut in February. It'll be an entertainment blog... with a twist! In the meantime enjoy one of our favorite Because I'm the Dad posts...

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All grown up (Well, sort of)

01/10/14

All grown up (Well, sort of)

For the past 18 months, I have been sharing stories about my family. I have told some family secrets and have paid the price for it many times over...

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Digging for treasures

01/03/14

Digging for treasures

With the start of the new year, I decided it was time to get organized. The best place to start seemed to be the basement, so that's where I spent my New Year's Eve...

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Santa’s a bleeder

12/20/13

Santa’s a bleeder

Who says that the holidays are just for humans? From what I have seen online and in my own home, pets get just as much enjoyment out of the hustle and bustle as anyone else...

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Snow driving

12/13/13

Snow driving

My daughter, Grace, has been a fully licensed driver for a little more than a year now, But she had not had much experience driving in bad weather...

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What’s with the Elf on the Shelf?

12/06/13

What’s with the Elf on the Shelf?

I’m just going to say it. I think it is entirely creepy...

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Baby at the movies?

11/29/13

Baby at the movies?

Over the weekend, I joined half of America in plunking down some hard-earned cash to catch a glimpse of Katniss Everdeen (also known as the Girl on Fire)...

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Rick Cochran is a stereotypically clueless husband and father. He lives in Harrisburg with his wife of 23 years, Terry, their two teenagers and one spoiled rotten dog. He juggles his life as a taxi-driving, advice-offering dad by happily serving as the associate publisher of Central Penn Parent.

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