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Kenny Bodanis
Montreal, Canada
Parenting Author, Blogger, and Columnist, Husband of one, Father of two.
Interests: Writing (when I'm not busy running), Running (when I'm not busy writing), movies, potato chips, reading, potato chips.
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Did you ever wonder if, perhaps, there is a reason Santa only delivers once annually? Perhaps he avoids using a noisy motorised vehicle, and evades and face-to-face contact, after millennia of experience with children. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Trying to find different and believable ways to dodge questions about expensive presents - and whether Santa will bring them, and why other friends have them - can be exhausting. This column hints at a couple of ideas which can - especially when reinforced over an extended period of time - help ease the burden. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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On this BT Montreal segment, Wilder Weir and I discuss whether you spend too much time comparing your child's development to other kids'. When we do, we often lose sight of which comparisons are valid, and also of how happy we were with our child before we looked at another family. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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During my July segment on Breakfast Television, I talk with Joanne Vrakas about how to deal with a sticky situation. How do you handle your child's friend when that friend is a baaaad influence. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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On my latest BT Montreal segment, I talk with Alex Despatie about homework, and how the amount of arguing and stress - for you and your child - can be reduced with some simple tips: Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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The following is a fictional short story I submitted for the Quebec Writers Federation Short Story Competition. Apparently, it made the first cut but did not qualify among the ten finalist. Following my story's elimination from competition, I was struck by two ideas: 1) Brene Brown and the idea of Daring Greatly, and 2) Remembering I began a blog specifically for the freedom to publish what I want, when I want. So, here is the submission. Thank you for reading. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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A special thank you to BMO who will make a generous donation to the Sun Youth Organization as part of our partnership for this post. Here is your little player's chance to send their whole team to an MLS game. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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As part of our collaboration on this post, Canadian Tire has made a generous donation to the Canadian Cancer Society on behalf of this blog. Many items mentioned in this post are also available as part of a giveaway. Just drop a word or two in the comment section, and you're eligible! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Now a graduate of the programme, Xiaoyang Luo completed her thesis "Organisational Factors Impacting Fathers’ Use of Parental Benefits in Canada". Some of those conclusions have been summarized in this article she wrote for the Vancouver Sun. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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On yesterday's appearance on City TV's Breakfast Television, I talk with Joanne Vrakas about how parents can, with their kids help, keep control of their summer schedule, as well as their sanity: Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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My kids have begun to participate in online activities where interaction with others is possible. As parents we become too complacent once our children are occupied and quiet. The Animal Jam team was making sure I remained plugged in. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Before becoming a parent I can remember being put off when asked if I could work overtime - or weekends - to replace So-and-So because they had their kids. Now, here I am. Now I am most likely the cause of someone else's occasional misery. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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-Do you have a five or six-year-old who refuses to eat certain foods? -Is the dinnertable becoming a battle of wills instead of a family gathering? -Is the worry about your picky eater causing stress for your family? Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
Absolutely. As I wrote: "My reaction, in 2014, would be similar whether that point of view was expressed by my son or my daughter. I would encourage them both to have a marketable skill which they can set aside if they choose - and have the luxury to be able - to take care of their children full time."
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How would society react to 17-year-old boys openly admitting that marrying a woman with strong career potential was a high priority? What if they kept their eye out for a good provider? Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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My most recent interview on Breakfast Television Montreal, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about the "Welcome to Parenting" website, which may be the ultimate online resource for new parents. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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What if, instead of spending time (you may not have) scouring online and off line pages searching for general answers to your very specific concerns, there was one destination which offered personal, accurate, and tailored information? Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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"Dad, remember that project I told you we were starting at school? With the boats?" "Ummm, oh yeah! With the boats!" Please don't tell me I have no memory of enrolling my 9-year-old in a Naval Academy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
Hey, N.E.M.M., Don't despair. 2.5 years later, my son now build whatever shapes he feels like building on his own...I think the instructions served as kindling in our fireplace. Keep Calm and Carry On! Thanks for reading:)
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My most recent interview on Breakfast Television Montreal, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about my vasectomy experience, and why I think men should be encouraged to have the procedure, rather than ask their partner to be in charge of birth control. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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A special thank you to Mike Cohen, from the Montreal Suburban for his interest in my new book "Men Get Pregnant, Too (despite never pushing a watermelon through a pigeonhole)". Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I simply accept there are people I will never be: such as Brad Pitt. The guy is perfect. Frustratingly, tauntingly, consistently perfect. If he were a pizza he would have all your favourite toppings, be fresh, be delivered on time, and be free. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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My new parenting book is now available as a paperback and for download at Amazon.com as well as its international affiliates! It is page turner which will sure ignite conversation within couples who have--or are ever planning-- on having children. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Do it. All you REALLY need to undergo a vasectomy, is balls. Here is some reassurance for squeamish men. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo
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You're a blogger. As a time management exercise, you and your spouse have agreed to set aside one day weekly during which you have the house to yourself to focus strictly on your writing. Now, there should be no excuses. Why is it then, after nine hours you're still behind schedule? Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at MenGetPregnantToo