Seven Relatable Parenthood Moments with Bandit Heeler

“Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again.” This Chinese proverb reminds us that we won’t have this moment again, and that refusing opportunities to connect with our childlike sense of wonder, imagination, and just plain carefree fun, even for moments, will only become rarer as the yearsContinue reading “Seven Relatable Parenthood Moments with Bandit Heeler”

It’s not easy building green (robots, that is!)

Sometimes you spend the weekend cleaning. Sometimes you’re outside in the street going for a walk or riding a bike. Or sometimes, like one recent weekend, you build a robot. No, not the kind with the square head, a few stories tall, running berzerk from the science fair and causing chaos in downtown Metropolis. ThisContinue reading “It’s not easy building green (robots, that is!)”

Bluey!

The increased time spent at home by our family during this pandemic has meant that among other things, we’re definitely watching more television than we usually do. That sometimes means trying to discover family-friendly fare we haven’t already seen, or re-watching old favorites. However, there’s one particular instance where the kids wanted to show usContinue reading “Bluey!”

Before and After

About a week or ago, I got an email that caught me by surprise – there was an update to my blog! I was immediately puzzled because I had not recalled scheduling anything, but I opened up the email and there it was…a blog post about always feeling like there’s not enough time in theContinue reading “Before and After”

No, you don’t.

There’s a philosophy/mindset out there being shared across the internet that’s really unhealthy, something that irritates me to no end right now, as people try their best to keep life going amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Oh, there’s different variations on it, but they pretty much hit the same notes. They go something like: If youContinue reading “No, you don’t.”

A simple thank you

I was in the grocery store grabbing a few things this past week (safely keeping my distance away from fellow shoppers and staff). Like any grocery store across the U.S. right now, it can be a madhouse. I only had a bag or two worth of items so decided my quickest exit (and avoiding gettingContinue reading “A simple thank you”

Social Distancing

We certainly live in strange times. Like much of the world as of this writing, America is dealing with the growing impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus. The numbers seem to grow at more rapid paces each day, and this week the big word has been “social distancing.” In our area, like countless others,Continue reading “Social Distancing”

Fifty Years of Sunny Days

Can you tell me how to get…how to get to Sesame Street? I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in this world who can’t tell you where on dial (okay, even if there are no dials anymore) to find that famous neighborhood where sunny days sweep the clouds away. I personally have a hardContinue reading “Fifty Years of Sunny Days”

Grown-Up Time Outs

I lost my temper this weekend. Our kids were being especially challenging. Refusing to eat any food option for dinner, nearly hitting the baby with their feet/legs from constant rolling around/gymnastics across the living room, and an answer for absolutely everything to counter any suggestion mom and dad may have. At one point, a smallContinue reading “Grown-Up Time Outs”

Customer Service – the Real Superheroes

If you’ve ever watched the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, you’re likely familiar with the buzz created when the real-life Santa Claus (mistaken for an actor playing the role) is put into the throne at Macy’s with the intention to push overstocked toys and instead starts telling parents and children alike where to findContinue reading “Customer Service – the Real Superheroes”