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Category Archive: Holidays

A Dad’s Guide to the Perfect Halloween Cocktail

I’ll admit it. Halloween was never one of my favorite holidays. That is – until my crazy holiday obsessed wife and I met. She dragged me kicking and screaming into complete and total Halloween obsession. And I live there quite happily now! One of the things I’ve come to realize is that Halloween is not …

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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 these tips are worth a quick review.

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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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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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