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Homework review, sort of

Going over the Rubric for his book report (while he watches his brother play video games, only half paying attention to me): Me: “So, you have your cover?” Him: “Yes” “Your Timeline and Journal entries?” “Yes” “Four pictures and a… Continue Reading →

Spark some interest

One of the best things about the holidays is spending time with family. I particularly like when we get to hang out with “the cousins” – that would be my nieces and nephews, all in high school now (my two… Continue Reading →

(New) Habits are hard to keep

So my attempt to write a post a day for the month of December failed after 4 days.  Wow, that was quick.  Life gets in the way but really, 4 days?  Seems my attempt to get in some time on… Continue Reading →

Love to watch them play- and tell them!!

It is always nice to have affirmation that you are doing something right as a parent.  As my youngest son has progressed through youth soccer we have always been careful to be positive but not to over do the praise…. Continue Reading →

Leggo my Ego

My youngest was getting ready for his Holiday Chorus concert and I was helping him with his tie.  As I was struggling to get an adult size tie to a correct length for a shorter frame, I commented that it… Continue Reading →

Alone time, kind of

This past weekend my oldest went away to an indoor water park with a friend.  That opened up a chance for my youngest to have some alone time with us.  He really seemed to cherish the one on one time…. Continue Reading →

Lifetime of a Tradition

For several years a Thanksgiving weekend tradition has been a big bonfire at my in-laws.  Living out in the country they pile up branches and cut trees as well as scrap wood and who knows what else throughout the year…. Continue Reading →

Acknowledgement is Pricless

As parents, we do a lot of things that go unrecognized.  We pick up after them.  We make lunches for them.  We wash clothes, clean bathrooms and taxi them to various activities – often without a thank you or any… Continue Reading →

When they make you proud.

Recently our youngest went off to an overnight soccer camp. He roomed with one of his friends, who is also on his travel team, and we sent them off in good spirits (always good to have a buddy around). We… Continue Reading →

Maybe they’ll Dig it!

I have been playing volleyball for the past 20 years (off and on, when the boys were born I took a hiatus for several years). Although I didn’t play in high school or college, I have really grown to appreciate… Continue Reading →

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