BigDung

December 12th, 2014

Quickie: Big Dung

The only context I can really give you for this one-liner is that during breakfast my 10 yo and I were having a debate about whether gum remains in your stomach undigested for many years or not.  This is how that debate ended:   “…and back then I didn’t really have big dung yet.”

TracFoneLogo

December 10th, 2014

Keeping my kids on “Trac” with #TracFoneSB and NQ Family Guardian

When I was a kid it was relatively easy to find a phone… Worst came to worst, my parents made sure I had a couple of quarters in my kangaROOs for an emergency phone call. I’ll be honest now… I couldn’t even tell you where the nearest pay phone is where I live. I’ll be [Read More…]

DadviceSuccess

December 5th, 2014

7 Tips On Success I Want My Kids To Learn From Me

20 years ago I was getting ready to spend 2 years living in Hong Kong.  A truly amazing experience, and one that very much shaped me into the man I am today. There are many things about me that have changed over those 20 years,  mostly for the better, some the jury may still be [Read More…]

Do youhaiku?

October 17th, 2014

Do you Haiku?

This week we have been studying haiku at our house.  After my wife introduced it to the boys earlier in the week I thought it might be worthwhile to introduce the boys to a little history behind the origin of haiku. One of my favorite quotes is from the master samurai poet, Matsuo Bashō: “Do [Read More…]

Quickie-Elephant

October 13th, 2014

Quickie: The Elephant

In a recent writing prompt my youngest had to describe an elephant to someone who had never seen one: “Gray and big. Has a big long tusk and trunk. A tusk is a sharp white and cool thing that is like a spike.  A trunk is a long snowt that is gray. p.s. Go to a zoo [Read More…]

Star Wars Reads Day III Activity Kits

October 10th, 2014

STAR WARS READS DAY STRIKES BACK

Star Wars Reads Day III lands tomorrow all over the place and if the last 2 years are any indication it is going to be epic.  There are tons of events scheduled and lots of Star Wars themed fun to be had.  Check with your local library or bookstore to see if they are hosting and [Read More…]

A-little-more-conversation

October 8th, 2014

A little more conversation…

I blew it with my kids the other night… The worst part about it is that I didn’t realize it until after I had started to get mad at them for a situation that I have helped contribute to… Hindsight can be a bitch… When we get together with other adults we tend to talk… conversation [Read More…]