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Raising Great Sleepers

Sleeping-Child“Put them down awake.”

Our mission of raising great sleepers started with those words from our favorite post-delivery nurse, Michelle.

We had more than a few lengthy conversations with Michelle during our hospital stay, but this one about fostering strong sleeping habits in babies always stuck out.  She wasn’t talking specifically about my son or saying do this every time, she meant kids in general and to mix it in so that they aren’t completely foreign to the concept of falling asleep on their own.

So that’s how we did it.

In the beginning and with both of our boys, most of the time they fell asleep on a loved one’s chest, but at least once or twice in the cycle, we would put them down awake.  Not screaming and kicking and crying awake, just awake.

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The Next Big Thing (Redux): A Dad’s Plan to Make Millions

DorftoonFB-300x220I recently re-watched The Social Network.

After watching it again, and much like the first time I watched, I had two distinct thoughts:  1. Great movie.  2. I’m mad.

I just can’t shake the feeling.  I’m mad and it’s in my head and simply won’t go away.

Mark Zuckerberg stole my idea.  There, I said it.

No, I’m not a programmer or a whiz kid whose social media platform was stolen by this Harvard alum, but what I am is a self-proclaimed “throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks” professional.  You see, there isn’t isn’t a month that goes by in which I don’t have an idea that I’m convinced might be the next big thing.

That’s my gig Mark and I want it back.

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