Category: Parenting

  • A Covid Christmas

    A Covid Christmas

    It’s taken away so much already. Don’t let Covid take Christmas, too!

  • Creativity in the Contaminate Zone

    Creativity in the Contaminate Zone

    Thinking outside the box and the containment zone.

  • By The Sea

    By The Sea

    When is a cottage still a cottage, but not really?

  • Believing Is Believing Revisited

    Believing Is Believing Revisited

    The holidays seem to be sweeter when there are children in the family.  My kids are practically adults now, but it wasn’t that long ago when they were still daydreaming about flying reindeer or bunnies bearing chocolates.  There is something about that wide-eyed wonder that brings out the children in all of us. One day, […]

  • Madame Fortuna Knows All

    Madame Fortuna Knows All

    UPDATE: This post has been updated with a bonus Halloween recipe from my YouTube channel: GRAVEYARD LASAGNA  Some people put more effort into decorating for Halloween than Radio City Music Hall puts into their Christmas Spectacular.  All over the suburbs, homes are festooned with strands of orange lights, giant spiders dangling from rooftops, goblins and witches […]

  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    Empty Nest Syndrome

    Unlike most parents, I used to dread the end of summer when it was time for the kids to go back to school. I’m all about the loosey-goosey lazy days of unscheduled relaxation and the freedom to be spontaneous. For me, sending them back to school meant setting the alarm clock, making lunches, pick-ups and […]

  • Daddy’s Greatest Hits

    Daddy’s Greatest Hits

    On weekdays, we didn’t see much of my dad – he’d usually leave the house before we got up for school. If he made it home in time, we’d all have dinner together and then, after the dishes were cleared, Dad would open his briefcase and spread out the work he brought home. He’d toil […]

  • What’d You Call Me?

    What’d You Call Me?

    For the Podcast, click here!  In the Old Testament, God sent Adam out to name all the animals. He came up with things like, dog, cat, hippopotamus – which is a lot of syllables for a guy who was just created. Kudos! Even so, people names can be a bit trickier because, let’s face it, a […]

  • Believing is Believing

    Believing is Believing

    “Aha! I knew it!” I could hear my daughter’s squeaky little voice coming through her bedroom door. She was maybe about 7-years-old at the time. Emerging triumphantly into the hallway, she began waving something in my face. At first, I thought it was a grain of rice, but her maniacal grin revealed a new gap along her bottom […]

  • She

    She

    She has always been one surprise after another… For legitimate reasons, we believed a second child was not in the cards for us. So imagine our surprise when we were dealt a miracle! I was certain we would have another boy, just like our first, with jet-black hair and rich olive skin. On delivery day, […]