Take a look, it’s in a book

We all want to know what’s going on inside the minds of our little ones, I’m sure. Lately, though, I have been especially curious when it comes to the look on our little guy’s face as he flips through books. I know I write a lot about (perhaps ad nauseam) how important our nightly routineContinue reading “Take a look, it’s in a book”

(Turn and Face the Stranger), Ch-Ch-Changes…

A lot has been going on lately and life has been a bit in flux. Last Friday, after more than seven years in the journalism business, most of those in broadcasting but print before that, I left the news business. As of this week, I am jumping into a brand new career in the realmContinue reading “(Turn and Face the Stranger), Ch-Ch-Changes…”

For the love of Mo!

Storytime has pretty much become ritual in our house. Aside from dinnertime and bath time, it’s the other consistent that’s needed for a complete wrap-up of our day. We started very early reading to the little guy (in utero) and have carried it over practically every night since. In fact, we’re now at a pointContinue reading “For the love of Mo!”

Imagination 101

As years have passed and I’ve moved from high school student to college student, part-time worker to full-time worker, then full-time worker in the news business (which is a 24/7 business), becoming a parent (another 24/7 job), I have found my window of free time shrinking more and more. That has meant less time forContinue reading “Imagination 101”

A trip to the museum

Between work duties, family duties, holidays, and projects around the house, time for actual fun has been pretty sparse lately. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we decided to take a day and go to a museum. It was a nice, relaxing family trip, and was much-needed. While we were there, I grabbed a littleContinue reading “A trip to the museum”

Welcome to (the new) Neighborhood

Around the time I was pre-school aged, as well as before, my day was incomplete if it didn’t involve a visit from Fred Rogers. I even had a sweater and pair of sneakers that I would pull out of the closet at the start of each show, climb onto (what seemed at the time toContinue reading “Welcome to (the new) Neighborhood”

Classical Car Rides

We have a bit of a commute in the morning, the little guy and I. Breaking it down to even numbers, it’s about a half hour for us to get to his grandmother’s house in the morning, and then another half hour (roughly, maybe slightly less) for daddy to get to work from there. NeedlessContinue reading “Classical Car Rides”

Confessions of a List-Maker

I live by lists, I admit it. Every day, my planner is filled with a myriad of “to-dos” that I set out to try and accomplish, be they personal, work, phone calls, writing projects, blog posts, catching up on e-mail replies, or just things around the house. There’s a great feeling of accomplishment to beContinue reading “Confessions of a List-Maker”

Making ‘cents’ when it comes to education

I think every parent wants their child to have better opportunities than they were able to have, or afford. Just about anyone with a child wants their child to be able to have a better life than their own (and if they don’t, then maybe they should re-think this whole parent thing). With that inContinue reading “Making ‘cents’ when it comes to education”