Imagine That

    One of the cool things about small children is that they are easily entertained. “I’m bored!” is not  really in their vocabulary yet, so they can always find some way to amuse themselves.  Currently, my kids like to play ‘camping’, for example.  They can play that for like an hour at a time.  I have no clue what […]

The Great Unknown

You can’t watch your kids 24-7. It’s impossible. You, and them, need to sleep. As B becomes more resourceful and J becomes more mobile, I’ve learned the hard way that there is one real shady part of the day. It’s that time between when the kids wake up…. and when I wake up. See, they could both wake up and […]

The Good Ol’ Hockey Game

  Oh Canada! The Olympic men’s hockey finals this week  was kind of a big deal.  The night before, I set my alarm to go off just before the game started, 6:45 AM. The next morning, I woke up, went downstairs, and saw the fam already there. Were they up to watch, too, chock full of national pride? Nah. K was […]

Fear Factor

    For real, I’ve never really been afraid of a lot things.  Horses and heights come to mind, but I got over those fears.  More recently, though, one thing scared me more than anything else: Extended time on my own with both kids. What? I mean, my kids are my world,  I love spending time with them. Don’t get […]

Lazy Sunday

    One of the funniest things that I’ve seen on Saturday Night Live was the digital short “Lazy Sunday”, by the Lonely Island. Two guys rapping about the boring, kinda wack stuff that they do? Somehow, it’s hilarious, for real!   Along those lines, I realize now that kids can also turn the most mundane activities into memorable experiences. […]

Any Given Sunday

    No doubt, one of the cool things about being a parent is exposing your children to those things that you enjoy. You devout a lot of attention to their interests and activities, so it’s fun to hang out with them every once in a while doing something that you like. Me? I like sports. Basketball, football and baseball […]

Smashing Pumpkins

          Do you ever like something, but have no clue why you like it? Around Halloween last year, B randomly started using the word ‘favorite’. Thing was, I don’t know if he knew exactly what it meant. Driving him to daycare one morning made it seem like he was lovin’ life: B (in his carseat while […]