The Story of the “Woobie”

So I’ve been meaning to write about this one since Christmas and just kept putting it off. 25 or so years ago I bought my niece Vanessa and my niece Ashley (sisters) a couple of blankets for Christmas. You know, those blankets that are snuggly and warm and usually are a big hit during the […]

May 9, 2021   Family, Stories

Helping someone you love when they lose someone they love

During my life I have lost a number of people that I loved. I’m all out of grandparents, I tragically lost my sister, I’ve lost aunts and uncles and dear friends. And almost going on 2 years now, I lost my Mother. It recently started to hit me that now that I’m over the age […]

January 7, 2017   Family, Friends

The Santa Myth

We should never lie to our kids, lying to our kids is a bad thing. But for many children (including mine), believing in Santa is a normal and a healthy part of growing up. The notion of a man who flies around the world in a sled drawn by flying reindeer,  entering our homes through our chimneys […]

December 24, 2013   Family

Lets get the kids outside to play!

A few weeks ago I posted “Educating our children…don’t take away their creativity”  The weather got a bit nicer this week and my daughter was outside playing with her friends. It was nice to see them outside and it reminded me of the post I had about creativity and the role outdoor plays in providing […]

April 7, 2013   Family