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Nap Time Reflection

As my youngest takes a much-needed nap, I feel compelled to lay next to him for a while. With each passing day, a phase of our lives as parents to newborns-toddlers-preschoolers wanes and, for all the excitement of what lies ahead, there is also a sadness of letting go of the chaos with all its […]

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Trapping The Kids Before They Wake Mommy

…so one weekend morning, I wanted to run out and get some ingredients to make a nice big breakfast but I needed to ensure Michele Lynn Sequeira could stay sleeping since she worked the evening shift the night before. How to prevent the kids from coming in and waking her up? A honey-trap! In Photo […]

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Nap Time

Now that two of my three are in school full day, I spend a lot of time with my third. One ritual we’ve been enjoying together is nap time.

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Modeling Good Behavior

I try not to think of it as “falling asleep on the rug during the bedtime ritual.”  I much prefer to think of it it, “modeling good behavior for my kids.”

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The Date Matinee

Our wild nights out used to go from 7 to 2; now, they go from 2 to 7….

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Hollywood Here We Come

We’re currently filming a new movie called, “Napless in North Portland.” It’s a horror flick.

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Bedtime Rituals

Bedtime is all about ritual. For babies it’s milk and snuggling, for older kids a book and brushing teeth, for Dad, a martini and a good cry.

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Booty Call

My kids can ignore and mistreat me all day and yet, in the middle of the night, they come with those sad puppy dog eyes and crawl into my bed. It’s sort of a toddler booty call.

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Not What I Had In Mind

Mick, Lilliana, Bennett, and Harrison sleeping in our bed

My wife and I love trying new positions. Unfortunately, this means figuring out how to get comfortable after children crawl into bed with us in the middle of the night.

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Early Mornings

When I wake up at 4:45 am, I think to myself, “I only have 2 hours and 15 minutes of quiet before my kids wake up.”

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