A Thanksgiving Leftover Story

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. If you don’t live in the United States, I hope you had a good week. Thanksgiving has a lot of meaning for my family. Lately it’s meant something a little extra as one of the children in our house has a birthday that week. I love to shareContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Leftover Story”

Words of Thanks

We are celebrating Thanksgiving this year. There are a lot of things, actually everything, that is different this year. Coronapalooza means plans for everyone being disrupted. Instead of travelling to a relative’s house, we will be home. All of us: Wife, children and me will be around a table sharing a Thanksgiving meal. One willContinue reading “Words of Thanks”

Prince of the Road

Being a foster parent gives you numerous challenges everyday. There are things to deal with for school. There are doctor and dentist visits. Meetings with social workers. Another wrinkle being a foster parent can bring is a change in the order of milestones. Our children range in ages from 17 to six. We will beContinue reading “Prince of the Road”

What am I Drinking?

I am a self-described amateur beer and bourbon critic. I like to sit down and enjoy a glass or bottle of something. Parenthood has made me enjoy this even more. When I have a beer, I like to have something locally made. Wife and I like to support the local businesses. The local breweries areContinue reading “What am I Drinking?”

Bruh and Sus

As of right now, we have five children: two elementary-aged children and three teenagers. Wife says she doesn’t have teenagers. She has five small children. The three teenagers will start their day with some breakfast. One may take some coffee with breakfast. Another will start their day with a body check as they walk byContinue reading “Bruh and Sus”

Fun With Flag Football

The Boy has moved on from baseball to flag football. This new experience has paired him with different friends from school and the neighborhood. So far, he seems to enjoy it. Then again, he’s up for anything but baseball right now. I offered my help to the coaches if they needed it. They accepted. ThereContinue reading “Fun With Flag Football”

Practicing Patience

When you’re coaching sports, you try to teach the kids a thing or two that they will be able to take with them. You hope it will help them in life, not just with their play. Sometimes I learn something from the kids. Sometimes you’re just glad practice ended without breaking a bone or losingContinue reading “Practicing Patience”

Good Talk

We survived the summer. You did too, I take it. Congratulations! I love talking to my children, especially when they get back from school or an activity. I like hearing about what they did, who they talked to. I like hearing about everything that happened in between the time they left the house and theContinue reading “Good Talk”