Mister Rogers on Scary Things in the News

Mister Rogers

When the nightly news is dark and frightening, I find quotes like the following from Mister Rogers help provide comfort and renewed confidence in my fellow man…

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Dads Just Want to Have Fun

Family Roadtrip to Colorado 2017

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!

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Family Travel: Stop and See the Amazing Thing!

Vintage American Family Travel

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!

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Parenting Hack: Nearly FREE Toddler Gifts

Best Toddler Christmas Gift Idea Ever!

A Christmas gift tip for parents of toddlers: Don’t stress so much about picking the perfect gift! Here’s a parenting hack you should know…

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Wolfwalkers Apple TV+ Family Movie Review

Mebh Óg MacTíre and Robyn Goodfellowe from Wolfwalkers on Apple TV+

“Wolfwalkers,” the stunningly beautiful new animated film from 4 time Academy Award nominated Irish studio Cartoon Saloon premiers globally Friday, December 11, 2020 on Apple TV+. Read my review:

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Are You a Hugger?

I Hug Back Online

Are you a “hugger”? Here’s a test… if someone hugs you, who lets go first? What about online? Do you give your friends virtual *hugs*? Does it matter? I’ve been thinking, now more than ever, that we all can use more hugs… even if some are only ‘virtual’?

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ChristKindl LIVE 2020—Online Christmas Market

Christkindle.LIVE

Sadly, many cities have canceled this year’s holiday craft fairs and Christmas markets due to concerns over COVID-19, so I was excited to hear there will soon be an ONLINE Christkindl Market, complete with a live streaming video booth assistant to help with your questions!

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Why we started using an Air Purifier in our Home

AirFree p2000 air purifier

Like so many people these days, the health of my family is often at the fore front of my mind. Lately, so many health related issues seem out of my control. So I have been trying to focus on the aspects of our family’s health I can control. And the quality of the air my …

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Colorado Family Road Trip in a 2016 Chevy Tahoe!

2016 Chevy Tahoe Family Summer Road-trip

When our family decided to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, we needed a safe, comfortable vehicle with lots of entertainment features. Here’s what we picked…

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