Monthly Archives: November 2012

Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

Just a quick note because I realized that I have yet to post anything about this on here…

In case you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting as much recently (or perhaps you never wondered, because it’s nothing out of the ordinary for me) it’s because when I have a free moment I am spending it planning and packing for a move across the country in, oh, about a week.

Yep, we’re movin’!

My wife has recently accepted a position in Portland, Oregon, and we fly west on Thanksgiving Day.

Although we’re definitely still in the bittersweet stage as we say goodbye to friends and the community we’ve built here in the Lehigh Valley, we’re actually really excited about it. The job looks like a great fit, and since she is from the area our boys will be suddenly surrounded by cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents and great-grandparents. My family in British Columbia will suddenly be within far, far easier distance to visit.

And really, for an artsy guy, who loves to cook and eat good food, and wants to live in an area that is friendly to stay-at-home dads, could there be a better place than Portland? I mean, seriously.

Anyhow, just wanted to let you all know. Hopefully the move will go smoothly and I’ll be all up and running with lots of anecdotes about How Not To Move With Toddlers soon enough.

Cheers.

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Movember, Men's Health, and how you can help

Movember is now in full swing, and I have the skeevy-looking upper lip to prove it.



Wait, what the heck is “Movember” again?

Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues. Men grow and women support a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become walking, talking billboards, for our men's health causes – prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

A Few Facts About Prostate and Testicular Cancer

  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
  • In 2012, 242,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and more than 28,000 men will die of prostate cancer.
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35.
  • 8,590 men will be diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and 360 will die.

How Can You Help?

Please support the cause by donating to me and my team of fellow dads!

Learn more at my own little “Mo Space” here: http://mobro.co/chrisroutly

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Conversations with Little People: Poopy

Cole, how’s your peanut butter and banana toast?

POOPY!

. . .

HAHAHA! What is THAT all about!?

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