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Man in the Kitchen: Have We Lost Our Way Searching for the Right School?

Has the increasingly stressful process of finding that perfect school for our kids gone a bit over the top? Our Man in the Kitchen has some thoughts and a comforting beefaroni recipe to share...
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Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?
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Man in the Kitchen: Teach Your Children Well

Our man in the kitchen, Ken Carlton, writes about teaching his sons about the joys of cooking to become independent young men.

Man in the Kitchen: Simple Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is a great meal you can crank out in less than 15 minutes. Prep: Pour wine. Music on. Cell phone off. Cooking has never been more real or joyous.
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Man in the Kitchen: The Joy of Cooking (alone)

Man in the Kitchen Ken Carlton finds precious solace cooking alone while his busy wife works and the kids lead their independent lives.
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Man in the Kitchen: Sex and Swinging in a Modern Marriage

Sex and swinging are all the rage these days. But our Man in the Kitchen says there's more than one way to add spice to a long-term relationship.
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Man in the Kitchen: How Do You Raise Your Boys Today?

Author and father Ken Carlton reflects on how to raise kind, open-minded and outspoken sons in today's topsy-turvy world.
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Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
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Man in the Kitchen: A Father Faces the Empty Nest

As a man, you think you are ill prepared on the day you bring a newborn home. I mean no instruction manual, nothing! So you work through it. However, nothing prepares you for that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you hug them goodbye with all your might at camp drop-off and you can already feel the distance as they gently tug to get away.
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Man in the Kitchen: What Do We Tell Our Kids in the Age of #MeToo?

A father contemplates the best way to educate and protect both boys and girls when out on the dating scene in the age of #MeToo.