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Jim Noonan

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I'm doing it. It might cause laryngitis, diarrhea, baldness, memory loss, white rage, paranoia, uncontrollable twitches, blackouts, drooling or worse, a bear attack. more

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It’s obvious she’s blinded by the allure of Crate and Barrel and not looking at the big picture. This stupid dish is our existence. more

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It’s obvious she’s blinded by the allure of Crate and Barrel and not looking at the big picture. This stupid dish is our existence. more

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"Oh we're going to see that." She says looking over her shoulder just in time to see me cup a hand over my mouth and swallow my dinner… again! more

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"Oh we're going to see that." She says looking over her shoulder just in time to see me cup a hand over my mouth and swallow my dinner… again! more

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Labeled as a 90 day fitness routine that was guaranteed to transform your body into that of a Greek God/Goddess, there was no way I could fail. more

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A little less than a week from her fourth birthday, I bring you the story of how it all began... more

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I'm a good cook! more

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I refuse… flat out refuse to blame Cathy, my loving wife, for her crude assumption, lack of couth, class and respect toward a dedicated husband who after close to one year has painstakingly acquired all the finite skills necessary to be called a... more

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I'd really like to say this is a story about chipmunks, ice cream and teddy bears, but it's not. It's about parenting, and the fact that I just can't leave well-enough alone. more

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LBN’s new semi-regular feature about the things, thoughts and conundrums overheard during the course of a week. Otherwise a bunch of small instances that are good enough to mention, but didn’t necessarily deserve a whole story. more

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It all happened so quickly! I wasn’t trying to prove a point; I wasn’t even trying to show off. In fact, I couldn’t give you one good reason why I was standing on the chair, especially since I’d been screaming at Lucy for the past few weeks to stop standing on the furniture. more

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We spend, on average $87.69 a month on milk. Milk? Yes, milk. more

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The idea of "cool" changed drastically after Lucy arrived. Everything I did was "cool." Driving, dressing, eating with a fork…for the first time in my entire life, I was 24-hours-a-day-cool. more

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As a parent I'm hoping the visual of my shaky, sweaty and unusually flammable skin turns this into a public service announcement of sorts. more

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Seriously!? Ruby only has one diaper left? ARGHHHH! I hate going solo to the store with the girls; bad things always happen… very bad things. more

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"Jim, get up!!! I have to get ready, and I can't do that if Ruby continues to stick her arms in the toilet." Errrrrr… Me no wanna get up, so sleepy. I bury my head under the pillow and yell to the bathroom, "I want the day off." more

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I think Lucy has super-powers. I know-I know, it’s crazy, but she does things… super-crazy, supernatural, super-powery things, that are quite frankly - - unexplainable. more

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“Daddy, what is that?” I had no idea what it was, but I do know it wasn’t there when we left. more

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I feel like I might have the urge to use the restroom. With one child this can be a chore, but with two? Well I'm walking a fine line, especially when only one can stand, and grocery carts full of food are not permitted into the restrooms. more

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