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    Save me from the “Baby Shark” song

    Q: How do I get the “Baby Shark” song out of my head? Should I really be letting my kids listen to it so much? First question, you don’t. I’ve tried. My first impulse was to take a ballpeen hammer to my forehead until I forgot what songs were, but I’m told that sort of […]

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    Let love be the resolution

      Q: What’s a good New Year’s resolution for me to have as a dad? Oh, hey. Happy New Year, everyone! Now, do you want one really good resolution or a Top Ten list of pretty OK ones? Let’s go with the latter. From the Ask A Dad Inc. home offices in Omemee, N.D., your […]

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    Make memories and make magic this Christmas

    Since it’s December, I thought it’d be super swell if I could randomly pick a question out of the ol’ Grab Bag o’ Ask A Dad Questions and hope that it’s holiday-related. Here goes! Q: Should I feed a baby chili? A: What? No. Never do this. Let’s try that again. Q: What can I […]

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    On politics and potty training

    Since this Ask A Dad column coincides with the birthday of my wife, Sweetest of Annettes (sorry, all other Annettes), I am asking her nicely to please ask me the monthly question. Take it away, sweetest of hearts! Q: Will you take out the garbage? It’s starting to stink. A: Done. That was certainly anti-climactic. […]

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    Don’t sweat the small stuff

    Q: What are your Top 10 ways to maintain your dad bod? You want a Top Ten List? Alright, this one is fresh from our home office in Wahoo, Nebraska. Top Ten Ways to Maintain A Dad Bod. Drumroll, please. 10. Move furniture. A lot. Wouldn’t the curio look better over by the fireplace? No? […]

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    My kids reinvented my whole world

    Q: What is one thing your children have taught you? That’s a good question. I’m going to stretch it out, though. I’m not paid by the word, but I am a writer and I do like using as many words as I possibly can. As a lot of people do, I split my life into […]

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    Empathy should be at the top of your family values list

    Q: How can dads teach compassion and empathy for others? I think it’s the most important lesson to be learned, and the earlier, the better. Oh, hey! Big question! But I’ll tell you what I know. I agree that empathy and compassion are incredibly important lessons for us to teach. Sometimes the difference between a […]

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