Essential lessons the first week working with newborns at home

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I went back to work this week after two weeks off with our newborn twins. Everyone said before that life would change and boy did going…

How to Train for a Marathon with Twins

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At 7:00am on a Saturday after getting six hours of sleep, though broken up into three hour segments because of the two week old twins I now…

Back Off Mommy Mafia

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“You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it ok for guys to call you sluts and whores.” — Tina Fey, Mean…

The Good, Bad, and Ugly: What I’ve Learned in the First Two Weeks of Fatherhood

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Our identical twin boys, Axel and Anders turn two weeks old on Friday and in some ways, it feels much shorter, and in others, like sleeping…

Things that Terrified me During the First Twenty Four Hours of Fatherhood

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At 8:00 am on Friday, June 17th, 2016, Axel and Anders Lund, our identical twins were delivered via cesarean section into the world. Now…

Why I’m Taking My Full Paternity Leave, and You Should Too

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You’ve seen the data; the United States is one of only a few countries that doesn’t mandate paternity leave. We’re in the illustrious…

Becoming a First Time Father, Twice

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Marathoner. Home brewer. Dog lover. Runner. Foodie. Beer snob. Travel addict. These are the terms I would use to describe myself until about 8 months ago. After being told by a plus sign, doctor, blood test, ultrasound, and a tape measure around my wife’s stomach, I think I have to finally admit that father will be added to the list. After finally getting mentally ready for that, we found out it would be twins, and […]

Why You Need to Party in Ljubljana for Slovenian Statehood Day

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June 25 is fast approaching. Though National Catfish Day deserves plans of its own, you may want to put those plans on hold until next year, and spend the 25th in Ljubljana, Europe’s best kept secret instead. Ljubljana has the architecture of Spain, wine of Italy, politeness of Germany, and food of Greece while being affordable and still relatively uncrowded from tourists. This little gem of Slovenia deserves your time. In 1991, Yugoslavia fell apart. […]

Propeller Festival 2016

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The South by Southwest of the Northeast. That’s how I once heard Propeller Festival, New Jersey’s first technology and media festival, described. The inaugural Propeller Festival took place this past Friday on Hoboken’s Pier A Park, a perfect setting for a beautiful day in the sun. With a few minor setbacks, the festival was a huge success and I can’t wait to see what they do next year. Here are some of my observations about […]

The 10 Marathon Signs I’m Sick Of Seeing

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I love that spectators come out to cheer on runners in every race I’ve run. Some like New York are incredible in scale. How can 26.2 miles be covered in several people deep lines of cheering? Others like Belfast are memorable for the local support and willingness to help. However, I’m getting sick of the same signs at every race. The first time they were funny. The 8th time they get old. It’s time for […]