Category Archives: Parenting

“Two Roads Diverged In A Wood”

Great stories rise from the ashes of ordinary adventures. They take on a life of their own based upon unexpected twists or turns that occur in the middle of a journey. But without these explorations, life would become boring. Stephanie … Continue reading

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D-A-D

This past Sunday, Stephanie snuck the kids out of the house early so I could sleep late. Unfortunately, the cat got locked in our room and a blissful late morning sleep was interrupted by the antics of a cat that … Continue reading

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Panic!

It was a beautiful February day. The sun was shining, there was a warm breeze blowing through the neighborhood and the birds were singing as they ushered in a sun drenched, lazy afternoon. I was walking to the bus stop … Continue reading

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Bet the Bottle Cap

I used to play a game in college called “Bet the Bottle Cap.” It’s a simple game that is meant to be played in conjunction with Poker. Here is how you play: place a dollar in the side pot and … Continue reading

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It Won’t Be Like This For Long

Stephanie and I slow danced and sang along with the band on Saturday night and as we did, I just let myself become immersed in the imagery of the lyric. In a throng of supporters underneath a sea of stars … Continue reading

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Playing Santa Claus

“Chloe, want to play Santa Claus?” I asked the other day as I was getting ready to shave. “Yes!” Chloe responded as she ran to get her stool so she would have something to stand upon. “Alright, I’ll meet you … Continue reading

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Leader of the Band

One of the first acts we committed as parents was to count the fingers and toes of our children. Once all of their appendages had been accounted for, we started to examine our children to see what features they had … Continue reading

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God Bless the Single Parents

Stephanie and I spent last Sunday night on the couch in front of the television. It was a chance for us to finally relax and decompress after a long weekend and as the evening was starting to get late, Stephanie … Continue reading

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Goin’ Fishing!

“Dad,” Josh whispered as he jostled my shoulders. “Wake up, it’s time to go.” “What?” I asked as I rolled over, rubbed my eyes and peered at Josh through the slits of my barely open eyelids. “Wake up, Dad, it’s … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry

A few months ago, Josh and Chloe were playing with their toys in the living room. Chloe got bored with her own toys and decided to wreak havoc on Josh’s construction project. As Chloe was about to knock over the … Continue reading

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