Starting off the New Years weekend with an extra day off today, but there were several times where I felt a little stifled from the family time. Maybe it's the overabundance of family time during the holidays. Maybe it was just a mood of mine. Either way, I found myself getting irritated with my son … Continue reading I Should Be Grateful You’re Irritating Me
I naturally default to filling the provider shoes in the family (even though role is a joint venture.) Maybe it's a guy think, part of fatherhood, but I enjoy being able to provide groceries, emotional support and shop for friends and family during Christmas. So my immediate reaction to my four year-old son's letter to … Continue reading Oh No, Santa Couldn’t Bring Everything
I want what I want and I want it now. Thanks to the Internet I can instantly look up the answer to table topic questions. I want my burger well done and on my plate as soon as my mouth starts watering, and I lean toward going to the farmers market rather than grow my … Continue reading Can Patience Be Taught?
The major meal-planning run for our family of four usually occurs on the weekend. My wife and I are still playing man-to-man offense (or is it defense most of the time?) with our two kids. This past weekend, I took my nine-month old daughter to the grocery store. And those of you who've done it in 30 … Continue reading Brightening the World from the Basket of A Shopping Cart, One Isle at a Time
I love lazy Sundays. And this past Sunday was just that. Time to enjoy family, hang out around the house and cook. My wife wanted to finish the Christmas decorations, and it was the last of a four-day stretch of a wonderful Thanksgiving break. There was plenty of downtime, and I'm not sure if it's … Continue reading Love and Tolerance is My Code, Now Get Outside