Driving Force!

If you’ve got a kid racing toward 15-and-a-half, you’re probably already stomping the imaginary brake pedal.Or maybe, willing time to slow just a bit....

Mom and the Trying Times

Working from home, I’ve always appreciated peace and quiet. But there’s one squabble I never minded hearing. In fact, I actually made a point...

Smoke and Mothers

Today I am a non-smoker. I will think like a non-smoker, act like a non-smoker, and breathe like a non-smoker. I will chase thoughts...

Coupons Welcome

  Does your body make you groan? I chuckle every time I read this phrase, artfully written in blue marker across the top of a little...

4 Things Stay-at-Home Dads Should Hear

I’m part of a growing demographic: the stay-at-home dad. That’s right. I’m male, educated, and my job description includes grocery shopping, potty training, diaper...

Hot Bottom Topic

From the growing up file, I have two vivid memories of corporal punishment on the home front. Not to bore you with details, but...

Overstuffed

Several years back, I caught The Story of Stuff online and vowed to make some changes. Have you seen it? It’s a twenty-minute film...

All Hail Halloween Dad

So here I am again, standing at the end of the walk with the flashlight in my hand. Up at the front door, past...

Talk About Diversity

Despite living in a country that guarantees basic freedoms to all, struggles with issues of race and tolerance are recurring themes in our society....

Swim Team for Dummies

I guess I’ll look back one day and laugh at the whole thing. But right now, sitting here in this spine-twisting camp chair in...