Author Archive | Dan Sage

Mindfulness For Preschoolers

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

Teaching mindfulness to preschooler’s can be a difficult task. Let’s face it, it can be hard for adults to understand the concept. But research has shown clear benefits for people who routinely practice mindfulness. So why not start them young with the hope that early exposure will lead to greater likelihood of success? The following […]

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Can You Please Leave Your Breasts With Us?

Can You Please Leave Your Breasts With Us?

My wife’s maternity leave is almost over. It’s been mostly a stress-free first few months as we’ve adjusted to being a family of four. My oldest child has been great with the transition to big brother. He’s super sweet with her. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. And I couldn’t have asked for a […]

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Remembering My Mom on Mother's Day

Remembering My Mom On Mother’s Day

Today is the first Mother’s Day without my mother. I’d be lying if I said that this truth doesn’t bother me. But I know my mother would not want me to dwell on the fact that she is no longer with us. So in the spirit of her memory, please indulge me while I try […]

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My Biggest Discovery While Staying At Home

My Biggest Discovery While Staying At Home

One True Calling?? I’ve never felt like I had one true calling. My problem is I’m interested in too many things. And these things often have little to no overlap in skill sets. Well intentioned friends suggested I may be a renaissance man, or a polymath, and that I’d figure it out eventually. But, the […]

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Why Everyone Should Have a Babysitting Co-op

Why Everyone Should Have a Babysitting Co-op

We all know that date nights are important. And it’s amazing how having regularly scheduled date nights can help to see each other as people, rather than the roommate who helps keep the kids safe. But they can get so expensive! A babysitter in conjunction with a movie, dinner, the theatre, or whatever all add up […]

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13 Practical Ways To Make The World Greener

13 Practical Ways to Make the World Greener

I’ve always been an eco-conscious person. But it seems like climate change has been especially in the public eye for the last week or so. From WBUR’s On Point, to the website Scary Mommy, there’s been a lot of people warning us about how important this topic is, and what some of the consequences could […]

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The Importance of Gratitude

I recently realized I need to become a more grateful person. Negativity had crept into my daily routine and was starting to affect my overall happiness. In some ways, I can understand where the negativity came from; life can become fairly monotonous when you stay at home full-time with a toddler. Trains again? Sure! We’ve […]

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What it Means To Be Male

What It Means to Be Male

A few days ago I realized my son will grow up with a very different perspective regarding gender norms. I grew up in a very traditional household. My mom was a stereotypical stay-at-home mom. She did all of the cooking and cleaning in the household. My father worked full-time and wasn’t expected to help with […]

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How Does One Raise a Secular Child?

How Does One Raise a Secular Child?

When my wife and I started discussing whether or not to have kids, the issue of religion came up over and over again. Neither of us are religious, but both our families are devoutly Catholic. Having grown up in that environment, neither of us knew how to raise a child without the guidance of an […]

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My Decision to Become a Stay At Home Dad

My Decision to Become a Stay At Home Dad

When my wife and I decided to start a family a little over 2 years ago, I was in the midst of completing a bachelors of science in Nursing. I had decided to switch careers and start over as a nurse. A lot of time and effort went into accomplishing this goal. There was about […]

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