One of the things I love about my young kids is their mutual love of books. They love to be read to, they cuddle up and look over your shoulder, and they get excited to hear stories and ask questions. However, there are only so many nights one can read Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild […]Read more "Storybooks For Kids"
The day started this morning very much like how it started 4 years ago: I rolled over in bed to find my youngest son Dodge curled up asleep on my wife’s chest. Today is his birthday and he still smells new. The day Dodge was born I swaddled him up, took him to Kate, and […]Read more "My Youngest Turns 4"
I often describe parenthood as a series of lifelong events that test your patience mixed in with unconditional love. Inevitably, kids go through phases that drive you to the brink…and just when you feel you can’t take that phase any longer, poof! It ends. And the next phase begins. Cluster feeding, not sleeping through the […]Read more "Getting A Kindergartner To Vocalize Emotions"
I’ll never forget the time my son Max watched with disappointment as I cautiously climbed into the shower. He sat there and stared at me…waiting. “What’s up buddy?” I asked. He replied, “When you gonna start jumping?” I looked at him in confusion then remembered I had said I was going to “jump in the […]Read more "Kids Comprehension Of Puns & Play On Words"
Much has changed with my growing boys this year. Max is now 5 and a half (that “half” is very important to him) and going to kindergarten while Dodge is now 3 and a half (could care less about the “half”) and just starting to lose the baby fat in his cheeks, giving us a […]Read more "First Day Of Kindergarten or (My Total Failure In Parenthood)"