Posts Tagged "parenting"

Typecast Tuesday! – A Letter to My Future Teenage Children

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Blog, Fatherhood, Typecasts | 12 comments

  Copyright © 2014 Valentine J. Brkich

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“Get Yourself an Inflatable Baby Sitter” – Sample Chapter!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Blog, Fatherhood | 0 comments

In celebration of a record-breaking month, where I sold four — that’s right, FOUR — copies of Get Yourself an Inflatable Baby Sitter: And other survival tips for first-time dads, I wanted to share a free sample chapter of the ebook that’s everyone’s not talking about! [excerpt from Get Yourself an Inflatable Baby Sitter by Valentine J. Brkich] It’s a Boy! – Hope You Have Good Homeowners Insurance Having a son is one of the coolest things that can happen to a guy. It’s like having a little clone of yourself running around the house. Only thing is...

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Elf on the Shelf – Like I Don’t Have Enough to Do Already

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Blog, Christmas, Fatherhood | 0 comments

I jump out of bed, my heart racing. Stopping in the doorway, I poke my head out into the hallway and listen closely for any signs of life. Then, stealthily, I move out onto the landing, careful to avoid the squeaky floorboards that could betray my position. As I begin to tip-toe down the stairs, I hear something. Movement. Again I halt and hold my breath in the early morning darkness, listening closely before continuing my descent. Then, just before reaching the bottom, I hear a thud. Footsteps. And then a door opening. The Animal has awakened!! With no time to lose, I sprint into the den...

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Oh, Christmas Tree

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Blog, Christmas, Fatherhood | 8 comments

God bless my wife. All she wants is the perfect Christmas-Tree Decorating Day. You know, the one they always show on TV, where the fireplace is lit, the presents are wrapped, and everyone is singing Christmas carols around the tree. Meanwhile, through the window you can see the gently falling snowflakes coating the world in a blanket of white. What a load of crap. This year’s holiday festivities began the day after Thanksgiving with our second annual tree-cutting outing. It was a sunny, blue-sky morning at the tree farm, which, thanks to a fresh snowfall, resembled a winter wonderland....

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Morning Meltdown

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Blog, Fatherhood | 7 comments

It was the perfect morning. A pre-dawn run. Cartoons with my son. An egg, avocado, cheddar, capicola, and Tabasco (Chipotle style) breakfast sandwich. It was all going so well. Until… Boogieface was wearing her cute little plaid uniform and, for the first time this year, a pair of red knee socks. The socks were thicker than her normal white ones, but it was a chilly morning so they seemed appropriate. We were on schedule, amazingly, so I told her to put on her shoes so we could head off to school before I went to work. But as soon as she put them on I knew a meltdown was coming. After...

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