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Category Archive: Holidays

I Miss You Dad

There are certain times and life events during which the absence of loved ones is most acutely felt. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the birth of a child I’ve found rank high among these. So at this joyous time of year, please indulge me a brief sad moment.

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Top 10 Scariest Things This Halloween

This year our daughter said she wanted to dress up as “something scary” for Halloween! I guess the days of Disney Princesses have passed. [sniff]

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The Leprechaun on the Shelf – A New Holiday Tradition?

Our daughter has come to believe our home is being visited annually by a Irish leprechaun. Each day she wakes to find what mischief he made while she slept…

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Texas Christkindl Market – DFW

I miss the European Christmas Markets of my youth, and so was thrilled to find this wonderful FREE family Christmas event smack in the middle of Dallas-Fort Worth, the Texas Christkindl Market!

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How to Give Those Holiday Cyber Crooks the Slip

Just a quick post to remind you to be aware of holiday seasonal scams, phishing, and malicious software distribution campaigns. Here’s what to watch for…

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Empty Chairs at the Holiday Table

This is a wonderful time of year to pause and count our blessings. Unfortunately for some, the holiday season is also one of sadness and loss. I just found out…

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13 Tips for a Safe Halloween

Pardon my slightly (very?) snarky intro to these 13 Halloween safety tips. There’s nothing funny about our kids’ safety, and they are worth a quick review.

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Disney World Makeovers at The Pirates League

One of the highlights of our trip to Disney last year was our visit to The Pirates League! I and our daughter both got pirate makeovers before attending “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.”

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10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Besides Soap-on-a-Rope

Soap-on-a-Rope

Not sure what to buy dad for Father’s Day? You’re not alone. Most guys are terrible about dropping hints about Father’s Day Gift Ideas. Here are 10 suggestions dad will love:

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