I know… in just a few months I’ll be moaning about how early the stores put up their Christmas displays this year and enduring Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” on muzak for the hundredth time. But right now, with temperatures nearing 100 °F and a new crisis each night on the news, Christmas is sounding pretty darned good to me.
Sometimes it’s nice with so much negative happening in the world to turn off the news and put on an old movie or TV show… and escape even if just for a short time to a slower, simpler place. For example, in the early 90’s there was a sweet BBC series that ran only one season named “Mulberry” after the lead character played by Karl Howman. (see the blog for more)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the designs on these glasses, 12 million of which were sold for $2 since the beginning of May, contain cadmium, which can cause health risks including kidney damage.
Our baby girl is 20 months old and is beginning to string words together in a moderately coherent fashion. She’s heard me tell the dog to “come”, and now combines that word into phrases like “Daddy cup come.” Meaning “Daddy bring me that sippy cup, and be snappy about it.”
Stop and smell the diapers. Just a few suggestions from one dad to another on making the most of the most important years of our lives and those of our kids. And just to be clear, I’m writing this not because I think I’m such a great dad or because I know or do it all right. Nope, I’m writing it as a reminder to myself of a few of the things I need to focus on every day to be just a bit better as a father.
Too often parents suffer in silence after a miscarriage, believing they are alone, feeling perhaps somehow it was their fault. It’s time for the silence to end.
Let’s daydream for a moment of summer; the summer ahead and the hazy memories of our childhood summers past. Oh, and I’ll tell you the tale of THE AMAZING THING!
Or at least they should. Let me explain. It was brought to my attention by my loving wife and also by at least one commenter on my recent blog: 7 Ways to be a Better Dad (aka: “Stop and Smell the Diapers”) that I had left something important off my list. So, here is that missing guideline on how to be a better dad: HAVE FUN!
When the nightly news is dark and frightening, I find quotes like the following from Mr. Rogers help provide comfort and renewed confidence in my fellow man…
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In Disney’s Oscar nominated animated film Frozen, I was pleased to see they intentionally skewer their own fairy tale meme about “true love”. Did you see it?
My wife and I are in the middle of decluttering our home in preparation for downsizing to a much smaller new family home. Sounds easy enough, right?
I hope you can help? As a guy, I’m not always sure what books a little girl will like. What is a great book to read to a 5-year-old girl?