Not So Perfect Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Some quality time golfing  makes for a great gift! My suggestions go downhill from here, though…..  Hey, hey, hey!  Father’s Day is just around the corner. Now, if you have come here looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the father figure in your life…..you have come to the wrong blog. Way more reputable dadfluencers have probably got that […]

Cheap And Easy DIY Escape Room For Kids

  It was my daughter J’s 9th birthday recently, and, just like last year, we had to kibosh any party plans because of the pandemic. Gatherings still aren’t really allowed, and most fun places to go are closed.  She likes puzzles, and mentioned wanting do an escape room before.   Replicating the experience of one at our house seemed easy enough. […]

Remote Learning Tips For Parents. Sort Of.

      Happy New Year! Mid-January is not too late to say that, right?  Anyhoo, 2021 was supposed to bring about big changes from 2020, and so far, it has! For example, around here, instead of being able to send our kids to physical schools, everyone is doing online learning, because the schools have been shut down! New year, […]

Playground Rules in The New Normal

    What’s poppin’! Unlike Jack Harlow, I don’t have a new whip to hop in. However, like Jack Harlow,  I have spent a lot of time locked in. Well, figuratively speaking, because of COVID-19, and not having many places to go. Anyhoo, today we’re talking playground rules during these unique times. You see, taking things step by step, day […]

Three’s Company

    Today’s post is brought to you by the number three. You see, three is a big time number in our house, especially recently, as our third child, KJ, recently turned three years old! Since having a third child, we have been regularly asked three questions: You have three kids?! This is always asked in a shocked voice,  by […]

24 Hours In Detroit

      Even though Detroit has a rich music history,  there’s a case to be made that the city’s theme song should be “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett. Indeed, to outsiders like me, Detroit has a perception for being dangerous, unsafe and having a struggling economy. So, with that in mind, I figured a perfect road trip for my […]

Full Circle

While in downtown Hamilton this weekend, I ended up walking past Gore Park. A ferris wheel has been set up there this month, which you can ride for free. Despite being alone,  I totally went on it, because, well, free ferris wheel ride, duh. As I sat in my carriage, going round and round, taking in the sky high view […]

24 Hours In Chicago

    They say that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.  Now, I haven’t planned anything with a mouse lately (or ever), but I have with my family,  and, to paraphrase Lizzo: why plans great til they gotta be great? For example, we recently got to spend 24 hours in Chicago. Having never been to […]

The Canusa Games

It’s a sunny, muggy Friday afternoon in August, and I’m standing on the field of Atwood Stadium, in Flint Michigan, with my family. It’s busy here, full of kids and adults interacting with each other.  There’s an excitement in the air, too. Lots of laughter. Lots of smiles. We exchange pleasantries with a complete and total stranger. Soon after, the […]