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Mundane Chapters & Crocodiles in the Bathtub

Lately I’ve been scooping poop out of the bathtub. I can hear what you’re saying. “Poop goes in the toilet Josh, not the bathtub.” You should explain that to my two year old daughter! I can tell Adi has pooped in the tub because she lets out a horrified shriek and scrambles over the side […]

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The Church Search

We love our church, River of Life Fellowship, but we don’t live in Indiana anymore and no matter how much you love a church, driving almost five hours to get there isn’t practical. We would also be driving past 4,451 other churches and I’m guessing we can make one of those 4,451 churches work – […]

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Fence Jumper

Janice’s parents were visiting last weekend and bought us a hummingbird feeder. Now we have several hummingbirds flying around our back porch, fighting over the sugar water supply like a bunch of Middle East tyrants. Hummingbirds are pretty neat and all but they aren’t that special. If I fed Adi nothing but sugar water for […]

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A Toddler Can Melt Your Heart Faster Than A Flamethrower

Where to start? We’ve been busy. The day before we moved to Ohio, some “friends” brought over a present for Adi – a brand new baby kitten! I’d rather that they gave Adi a megaton of TNT since TNT doesn’t shed hair or poop in your shoes. Plus, it still kills moles in your backyard! […]

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Thank God for FlapJack McStevens

Last weekend we traveled to Pennsylvania to visit one of my good friends named Nathaniel (You may remember Nathaniel as the guy who jumps out of windows to avoid changing diapers from one of my previous blogs: Seven Serious, No Nonsense Tips for First Time Parents). Nathaniel, despite many good people’s sage advice, moved to […]

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Wrapping Up Step 1 and Getting Ready for Step 2

I’ve been meaning to write a witty blog post for some time now but whenever a free moment arises I either find a newborn baby in my arms or my eyelids close involuntarily and when I jerk awake and can’t figure out if ten minutes passed by or two days. We’re happy to have little […]

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Introducing Elliot Adrian Snader

We’re really excited to finally be able to meet the little bun in the oven that Janice has been working on for the last nine months! Just like an actual bun in the oven, you have to wait until a baby is cooked before you can properly enjoy it. That wait can seem a little […]

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Fumbling Footsteps of Faith; The Story of our Calling

With a sigh I took the idea of going to MMS Aviation and pushed it off my mental desk and into the waste can. No use dreaming about something that’s never going to happen.

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Trials & Entitled Weenies

It’s been a tough week. Don’t get me wrong, in the realm of history, it has been a cinch. My family hasn’t been kidnapped in the middle of the night and thrown into a concentration camp. My family hasn’t died from the black plague. We have running water and electricity and don’t have to sit […]

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Upside Down Babies, Midwifery, & Hocus Pocus Practitioners

Snader men have a long history of doing things backwards. My brother Matt would be a good example. He writes books about his family’s adventures while living in Alaska (see here) and often times does things in a counter cultural way, like most Alaskans. Another example would be my great-grandpa Hahn who got drunk and […]