Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas 2014

December 25, 2014 – Pictorial Review Amazingly this year, Christmas Day starts like this: Gavin does some reading, ClaraJane snuggling, Mom trapped under the cat.  Daddy wonders when we are going to get UP. Finally, the Stockings: Gavin finds a little … Continue reading

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Miles’ Sleep Sac – A Christmas Miracle

Monday, December 22nd 2014 Getting is fun, but not as fun as GIVING.  So it looks like Christmas will be happening for me TODAY.  Somehow last night I managed to finish the ONE project that was most important to me … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones

At the risk of overplaying the point, please allow me to step aside and make way for the Circus King himself, the great and incomparable Louis C.K.  (If you haven’t seen this one you are missing out.) Louis C.K. Hates … Continue reading

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Stop Looking at Your Phones

Every week I work at a restaurant entertaining families during dinner for Kids Night.   Every week there are some families with devices out during and throughout the meal.   It is just as often parents ignoring their kids on … Continue reading

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Ear Bead Episode

Thursday, December 18th 2014 OK remember Turkey Trot Day?  It was on Wednesday, November 26th.  (THREE weeks ago.) One lowlight that didn’t make it into the post about that day was when Gavin insisted on seeing the nurse to get … Continue reading

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Five Dangerous Things YOU Should Do To Your Kid

FWIW (“For What It’s Worth”), from the Huffington Post:   “Five Dangerous Things YOU Should Do To Your Kid:“    [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jim-taylor/5-dangerous-things-parent_b_4562960.html] Nutshell: 1) Give Your Children Conditional Love 2) Don’t Praise Your Children 3) Let Your Children Fail 4) Let Your … Continue reading

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Mom, I Popped Part of It Off!

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 ~6pm It’s like my kid can *smell* the spirit of my Adventure Play Parenting thrust. Bless him. After dialing in on the small hammer at our local hardware store (that has screwdrivers nested in its handle, … Continue reading

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