Author Archive | Dan Sage

And So You Grow

And So You Grow…

It’s Been One Year Already? I visited my mom’s grave a few days ago. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since her death. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do, or think, when I got there because I hadn’t really planned it out that far. But I figured it was […]

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Ask a SAHD: Do you ever have dad guilt?

Ask A Stay-At-Home Dad: Do You Ever Have Dad Guilt?

When I joined the Madison Mom’s Blog writing community, I wanted to ensure my blog posts were relevant for all of you. So I asked my fellow MMB contributors what they would like to read about from a stay-at-home dad’s perspective. They provided me with some awesome questions, and I plan to answer them over […]

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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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