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1×02: Fulfillment (At Work and As Dads)

Maintaining happiness both at work and at home is an issue that may arise for dads, especially at the beginning. On one hand, we want to feel happy and fulfilled at work; we want to feel that we are using ...
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1×01: You’re Still A Couple!

Daddy Square is a new weekly podcast for and by gay dads, joining the successful blog of the same name. Coming to you from West Hollywood, and premiering September 17 2018, Yan Dekel, an independent web designer, and Alex Maghen, ...
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Grand Park Fountains, Downtown Los Angeles

Embracing the “Imperfecter” Parent

Parenting is Challenging, especially when we look around and it seems like other people's parenting is effortlessly perfect. On Saturday we took our kids to Downtown Los Angeles, to play at the famous fountains at Grand Park. Whoever thought of ...
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Dr. Liu with Ben Before the Surgery

Our Kid Just Had His Tonsils and Adenoids out at Two and a Half. Here’s What I Learned

Having the tonsils out for young kids is not so fun - and it sure ain't fun for the parents either. This post is about how to bring out all your parenting skills, there's no one who knows your kid ...
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Diaper Changing in Public Places

Zen and the Art of Diaper Changing in Public Places

One of the brightest insights I’ve had during my recent two-week trip with the kids to Israel was that if you are not lucky enough to have toilet-trained kids at two years old, you have to master diaper changing in ...
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"Gay Music" rules! Playing Kylie Minogue to your kids is great! Ask the gay dads!

Our Kids and “Gay Music”

When my boys were only a few months old I placed them nicely in their little Daydreamers and entertained them for an hour showing them a carefully-selected list of Kylie Minogue music videos, while enthusiastically updating them about the three ...
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Terrible Twos

Top Three Reasons Why the Terrible Twos are Terrible!

They call this age the “Terrible Twos” and having two of this is like... I have a problem. I always look around at other parents, wondering how come they seem to know exactly what to do with their kids, so ...
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On strict and Consistent Schedules and Knowing When to Break Them

Some parents will disagree, but having a consistent schedule--and especially night time schedule--for the kids, is not only healthy for everybody, it also makes parenting so much easier. My late aunt Rachel was a sort of magician with children. Never ...
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"Making a potion for a healthy child" - Witch Hazel

It’s the cold season: Don’t Toss out the Old Wives’ Tales!

The flu season takes its toll and while we struggle to maintain our own health, there's nothing we want more than a healthy child. Here's some natural "potions" from my family's long history of "witches" that can keep your child ...
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That Time When We Had a Huge Fight in Front of the Kids

Yes, we fight. We're not the picture perfect couple. Sometimes we even fight in front of the kids. And when we do -- we also kiss and make up in front of them. Alex and I don’t fight a lot ...
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