Fear of Change

It is about 6pm on January 5, 2020.  Our last night in our home of three years in Philadelphia, but also our last night in my home of Philadelphia since 2011, and my home of the Philadelphia area since 1985.  And, whoa, I am getting hit hard with the feels in my stomach, including but […]

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We Are Moving: Why We Chose Cape Cod

Kait, Weston, Avett, and I are moving to Cape Cod.  Quite simply, this is something that Kait and I want to do, so we are.  I want to share our thought process and how we came to choose Cape Cod as our new home. (Read my last article to find out why we are moving.) […]

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We Are Moving – This Is Why

I have been longing to experience somewhere new for a while.  I grew up in South Jersey, 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia and have lived between the two ever since.  After 34 years, I am finally moving away. When I went to Penn State for undergrad, I recognized that it was not far enough of […]

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Stepped Away for A Minute: Social Media, Books, Shows, Moving, & Life

  I’ve been away for a while.  Away from posting on the Observing Experience blog and instagram.  There has been a lot going on, all very good and exciting, some of which I will be sharing in some upcoming articles.  But here are some things I have been into and not into as of late. […]

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Children’s Book Reviewed by Dad: Peter Pan

Being 6 years old when Hook came out, I was a big fan, but not one of those fans that remembers all of the lines of the movie. I just liked it. However, I am not sure I fully grasped all of the nuances of the movie, even watching it when I was older.  Only […]

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The Magical Sleepsuit

Let’s take a few minutes to talk about Baby Merlin’s Magical Sleepsuit.  Damn, this thing is magical indeed!  Weston is about 17 weeks old and he had his best night of sleep in his tiny little life the first night we put him in the Magical suit.  He had entered into a sleep regression for […]

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Too Many People, Too Little Love

I’ve been contemplating this for a while now, and Kait and I have had many conversations about this. But it is something that I think about often, and I want to share it with you. So, here it is.  This is what I’ve been contemplating — I am going to write it how it plays […]

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Maternity Leave: A Father/Husband’s Perspective

My wife, Kait, is scheduled to return to work on November 4.  This will be about three and a half months after the birth of our son, Weston.  In the US this is considered a good maternity leave, however, it is not good enough…at all. Kait’s company offers twelve weeks of full pay maternity leave.  […]

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What It Is To Be A Father

Do you know that postpartum depression can affect fathers, not just mothers?  It’s true, and luckily it’s becoming more widely known and accepted.  Personally, I don’t care about labeling what someone is feeling or experiencing.  The important part here is that people understand they are not alone and what they are going through is real […]

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