Author Archives: AmateurParent

About AmateurParent

I'm just a guy.

Reflections on Work/Life/School Balance

Note: I originally wrote this piece for a guest column on gradhacker during their parenting week, but they were full up on submissions, so it’s going on ze dadblog instead. Think work life balance is tough?  Try adding a full-time … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

The funny thing about business travel is …wait. Strike that. Let me begin again. (can you tell it’s been a while?) The business traveler As a parent of young children, I find myself wondering what to do with myself once … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

Writing is hard work.  It’s even harder when you’ve spent most of your mental, emotional, and physical stamina grinding it out as a worker bee, father, husband, and doctoral student.  I won’t bore you with the details, but I’ve already … Continue reading

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Mach III Composites Carbon Fiber Laptop Case – A Review

Mach III Composites – Carbon Fiber Laptop Case Disclaimer: While I initially intended to purchase this case at a student rate, I was offered the opportunity to demo the product for free. A few months back I was accepted as … Continue reading

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Downtime Abbey

Just getting around to posting a May flashback. This past weekend flew by.  I spent Saturday with the girls while wifey did some much needed post-pregnancy wardrobe purging and replenishing.  While I originally signed up for this thinking that she’d … Continue reading

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Snapshot of Early Childhood Development

Thing 2 is going to be four months old in just about a week.  Four months.  Holy cow. While I haven’t been as good as photodocumenting every little nuance of her life as I did with Thing 1, I’ve certainly … Continue reading

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Friday Fragments

I witnessed a couple of interesting things this morning on my ride in to work: I saw a dad driving a car packed to the gills with children to what I have to imagine is school.  He seemed perfectly nonplussed … Continue reading

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