First Born

The girl that defines #kindawesome…

It was a cold November morning, one of the first really cold days this winter. The biting wind made it seem even colder. As I stood in the grocery store parking lot, loading my groceries into my van, I...

The Great Pet Sitting Debacle of 1988

Last week First Born pet sat for the first time. She was in charge of feeding the neighbor's fish. Which really meant, I was partially in charge of feeding the neighbor's fish with her. She's a tough negotiater, when our neighbor...

Don’t believe a word she says.

When First Born was three, her teacher asked me if we were planning a trip to Africa. The teacher said all First Born talked about was this upcoming trip to Africa and how excited she was. When First Born was...

Childhood…What’s changed? Everything and Nothing. SPONSORED

Growing up, at 8:30am on a Saturday morning, you could find me sitting cross legged on the floor, wearing my favorite baseball pajamas, staring up at the console TV. I was halfway through my third bowl of Smurf-Berry Crunch...

Arrr you going to Pirate’s Revenge Haunted House?

I'd never taken my kids to a haunted house before. First Born used to get scared reading pages of books that had dark coloring on them, and used to think Curious George was a scary TV show, obviously haunted houses were...

Is a little effort too much to ask?

Over one hundred fourth grade girls stood impatiently at the starting line. It was the first cross country meet of the season. POW! When the starter's pistol went off, it looked like the opening of the gates to a...

My Cooperstown Epiphany

Tonight’s 10 p.m. wish: that the memories my son is creating right now will last a lifetime for both of us. We are with the Indy Sharks in upstate New York for a baseball tournament at the Cooperstown All Star...

Laundry Day

Doing my kids' laundry is like a trip inside their psyche. I was doing four days worth of laundry for each of them. After the clothes were washed and dried, I tossed them in three piles on my bedroom floor...

That’s not Candy!

It was a cold, rainy Sunday. My wife was wrapping up a weekend work marathon. My kids were driving me a bit crazy. I got online desperate to find something, anything, I could take my kids to that day,...

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