Tying Heart Strings

A few weeks ago we had a dilemma to resolve as parents. It was unexpected, as most parenting dilemmas are, and I’m pleased to report that Chuck and I knoc...

12 going on 45

From his earliest years of talking, all the way to five minutes ago, Jeremy has been a curious, inquisitive, chatty kid. I cannot recall a single exchange betwe...

Our Basketball Star

Jackson is playing Upward Basketball this season. Not only is his team doing very well and he’s enjoying himself, but he’s done a great job handling...

January Wrap-Up of Busyness

For those who follow this blog for family updates, my apologies. The boys still exist. They are doing well. We all are. In the interest of brevity, here’s...

A couple of firsts

The past two weekends served as firsts for Jeremy. Instead of trick-or-treating (which was a first in itself), he went on his first official deer hunt. He and C...

The Teaching of Boys

I’m slowly making my way through Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. Parts of this book are heavy to digest, but so far I’ve found it helpful. T...

Nature Love

We’ve settled into a summer routine of sorts. Math drills in the morning, then chores, then sporadic times of electronics and playing outside. Meals whene...

No videos games all summer.

Do you know how badly I want to say that? SO BADLY. I understand that we live in a high-tech world and there are lots of cool stuff out there. I concede that vi...

The Same, but Different

Ten-year-old boy hormones. Yay, fun. We are now parenting two very different children. Some rules are the same for both: obey instructions, do your best, show r...

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