Author Archives: Jason Sperber

About Jason Sperber

Jason Sperber is a stay-at-home-dad of 2 daughters and a writer in Bakersfield, California. He blogs (very infrequently) at daddy in a strange land and co-founded Rice Daddies, the group blog by Asian American dads, and is the resident hapa Trekkie at The Nerds Of Color. Follow him on Twitter at @dad_strangeland.

fatherhood means your health is not about you

  I am not as healthy as I want to be. I am out of shape. I am overweight—I have been all my life. Though my cooking and eating styles have evolved since my youth to be pretty darned healthy, … Continue reading

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my daughter’s first funeral

This week my family buried my grandmother, my mother’s mother, who passed away a little over a week before at the age of 96. It was a long time coming, at the end of a long life, and while we … Continue reading

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and now, for some shameless begging: vote for me!!! (please)

I am proud to announce that I am one of eight semi-finalists in ReadySetEat and Dad 2.0‘s Great Dad Cook-Off dadblogger recipe contest. From 12 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 13, 2012 until 12 p.m. EST on Monday, January 14, … Continue reading

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dude where’s my mo?

Twenty-nine days ago, I shaved off the mustache and goatee I’d had for thirteen straight years in order to participate in Movember, the global effort to raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer support and education through the … Continue reading

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i just shaved off my 13-year-old goatee for movember (so give me money)

I just shaved off the goatee I’ve had on my face for almost exactly thirteen years. I haven’t been clean-shaven since I was 25. Holy crap. Okay. Take a breath. [That was to myself, not to you.] Okay, now why … Continue reading

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eight

Eight years ago on Halloween, two weeks before my wife’s due date, we got a trick-or-treat surprise. Eight years ago today, my baby girl was born. Eight years ago today, I became a father, and my world has never been … Continue reading

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toddler gangnam style

The Button loves to sing, loves to dance, and loooooooves Gangnam Style. The first two weeks of preschool, she’d demand to watch the video, over and over again, once she woke up from her nap. This is just a taste … Continue reading

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i think i’m alone now

At the end of this week, my three-and-a-half-year-old babygirl will have been a preschooler for an entire month. Her big sister’s already been a full-fledged third grader for a month. And they’re both loving it—let’s get that out of the … Continue reading

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training days

The project of the summer: potty training The Button, who turned three-and-a-half in July. Yeah. When her older sister The Pumpkin turned two, I went back to work outside the home for the first time since before she was born. … Continue reading

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on our anniversary, honoring beginnings and building the future

Twenty years ago this September, Michelle and I met on our very first day on campus as first-years at Brown University, where we had arrived before orientation for the Third World Transition Program (TWTP), at which incoming students of color … Continue reading

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