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How Long Can Coleslaw Safely Sit Out?

In the Midwest, coleslaw is almost always a staple of potlucks, cookouts, and barbecues; the list could go on. However, it does have a time frame for how long it can sit out before bacteria decides they want to join in on the fun.

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Dads Can Organize The Family Calendar Too

It’s no secret that as parents, we have a lot on our shoulders throughout the day regarding our kids and schedule. We have our personal lives to manage, our work lives, our kids’ lives, our kids’ appointments, our appointments, the list could go on. That must mean both parents are shouldering the organizational weight, right? Not quite, according to a recent tweet that went viral.

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Ope! I Need Your Help!

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all readers who have liked my posts so far! It has really helped build up support on this new venture!

If you haven’t already, I would like to invite you to visit and like/follow the respective Mitten Dad social media pages at Facebook, Twitter etc via the icons at the top of the site. Not only does it help boost engagement, but a lot of times there is great content I’d like to share that I think is of value, but can’t always get to writing a post right away.

Thank you again to everyone for your continued support! It provides a lot of motivation in this adventure, and as always of there are any topics you’d like to see covered, or would like to submit a story of your own, please let me know! We can all learn from one another!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

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Life’s Moments – The Podcast is Back!

One of the great mediums of content creation these days is podcasting. In order to expand the reach of what I am planning on building here, I wanted to also revamp the former Script-Notes Show, into The Mitten Dad Show. Admittedly, it’s been a little while since I last published an episode, so there may be some rust, but I think you’ll appreciate the story that I had to share in the first episode of being back, called Life’s Moments.

If you weren’t a prior subscriber to The Script-Notes Show, I would definitely appreciate a like and subscribe to the podcast if you feel so inclined. Of course, like many other podcasts like to say, if you also feel so inclined to leave a five star review on your favorite platform if that is in option, I would greatly appreciate that as well, as that helps with reach.

As mentioned in the show notes and episode, I am looking to make this a collaborative effort as well (as well as on the site here too), so if you are open to sharing your life’s moments, tips, stories, and more, I would love to feature it, so indeed be sure to reach out! Thank you, as always, for your support!

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How To Store Cherries

As a native Michigander, when I think of cherries, one of the first things that come to mind is the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI. This iconic festival usually takes place in the first part of every July, with events of all kinds, for all ages. The region is renowned for cherry orchards, and retailers like Cherry Republic have since sprouted up in numerous locations! While the peak of cherry season can vary depending on where you live, typically, the best time to bring home cherries is mid-July. However, once you get some home, the clock starts ticking how long they’ll keep. What are some of the best ways to store them? Read on for more!

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Is Coffee Good For You? 5 Proven Health Benefits That Say Yes

There’s nothing like the smell of a fresh pot of brewed coffee in the morning, and if you’re like 62 percent of Americans, you’re likely unable to get through your morning without at least one cup. But other than making sure you’re wired for your day ahead, a handful of health benefits come with drinking that bean juice – in proper portions, of course.

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New Studies Show a High Percentage of Postpartum Depression in Men

While improvements have been made, I think mental health is still a very under-covered topic regarding one’s overall well-being, particularly among men. We’re often told to “man up,” or “walk it off,” etc., but in the long run, that leads to more issues.

One area in mental health for men that can also go under-covered is postpartum depression. PPD as its known is often covered for women, and understandably so, but it’s essential to know that PPD can rear its head in men too.

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