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A First Time for Everything

After reading (and nodding) Clint’s post on Dadventure about one of the bittersweet firsts he encountered in raising his daughter, it got me thinking of all our firsts with Gus; the first step, the first time he read a book by himself, the first time he didn’t hug us when we dropped him off at [...]

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Learning from the Boys

Jon writes our “When a Toddler Turns Teen” posts here on the blog because believe it or not, your adorable bundle of joy will grow up…. I caught this entertaining post on DC Metro Moms, where Andrea writes about what she’s learned from raising three little boys. I’ve gleaned some similar insights raising one boy [...]

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Family Vacations

I thought I’d turn the blog over to Kelley again because I was fascinated by our last conversation- she was telling me all about her latest family vacation and it occurred to me that maybe you’re never too old to vacation together as a family. This gave me some hope to know if I establish [...]

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The Sound of Music?

Jon writes our “When a Toddler Turns Teen” posts here on the blog because believe it or not, your adorable bundle of joy will grow up…. I had always wanted a home filled with the wonderful sounds of laughter and music. I believe God must have an uncanny sense of irony, because our home is [...]

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Crawling from the Wreckage

Jon writes our “When a Toddler Turns Teen” posts here on the blog because believe it or not, your adorable bundle of joy will grow up…. I just recently heard a song I liked from back in the 70’s or 80’s by Dave Edmunds called “Crawling from the Wreckage.” I happened to be sitting at [...]

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The Happy Bus

Jon writes our “When a Toddler Turns Teen” posts here on the blog because believe it or not, your adorable bundle of joy will grow up…. Were we that unusual? I don’t think so. My wife and I talked and talked while the bun was in the oven, “It’ll be great to sit and do [...]

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Hooray for haircuts!

A while back I mentioned Gus’ aversion to haircuts. I guess it has gotten to the point that he no longer can stand it. Just this morning before school he said “Uh…” (see, every statement in the eighth grade begins with “Uh…” or “Huh?” Articulate bunch) Anyway, he said “Uh…yeah…I think I’m ready for that [...]

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George Clooney vs. the Zombie

With holidays over, and all vacation spent. It’s back to work, and back to school. I notice as that time approaches, even though I’m still hanging at home, kicking back, taking a stab at the honeydo list and whatever, that a thick and darkening cloud begins to form overhead. Like a gathering storm. And then [...]

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Hair today, Gone tomorrow

Remember that first haircut? Might have been at home with the scissors or clippers, or maybe at one of those great shops that specialize in kids haircuts (I think haircut should be singular there because most kids styles look the same – a bowl cut) At any rate, their focus is on cutting kids hair. [...]

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Let’s Be Fair

Last weekend, we took our yearly family jaunt to the fair. I just love going to the fair. The air is crisp and clear. Tons of wonderful farm animals – watch your step. Loads of ribbons awarded for everything from the biggest melons to the prettiest quilts. Take a look at this beauty: an award [...]

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