This week’s podcast over at Straddle Parenting closes out our series on Homeschooling Fathers with a discussion about purpose, planning, and why you shouldn’t invest in a pricey curriculum package with the assumption that each one of your kids will use it.
Last week, I was gifted the opportunity to sit down with one of my favorite people and discuss one of our favorite topics. I recorded a podcast with my husband, and seriously, it was so much fun.
It’s amazing — but not surprising — how much birthdays change as you get older. Continue reading
I went out this morning to check the garden boxes and quickly noticed that what is supposed to be lettuce is now overrun with weeds. I don’t think our lettuce is going to make it.
Once upon a time, all of our kids were little. They were little and cute and man, high school seemed really far away.
And then we had one teen, then two, then three, and …
I’m not quite sure why or when I started dumping my spare change in a small tin canister that once held a Christmas gift for my wife. Continue reading
I never thought my kids would stay little forever; never really wanted them to. I’ve always, from the beginning, loved the unfolding that brings them closer, each day, to the adult that they will eventually become. But in the moment, I revel in the person in front of me: big, small, in between.
Christmas came, and went, and left behind some truly awesome games.
We love games. I can’t think of a recent day when some assortment of family members wasn’t playing a game. UNO. Uncle Wiggily. Sorry! Like books, games are a constant here.