August 31st, 2014

Quickie: A Bit of Plague

This was the conversation between my boys on the way home from errands yesterday: Youngest: Hey you need to brush your teeth today. Oldest: Why? Youngest: It looks like you have a little bit of plague on your teeth…

August 26th, 2014

Skateboard Lesson

Accomplishing a goal takes bravery.  Sometimes it takes just a little, sometimes it takes all way can muster.  Not every goal is equal, for example… my goal to lose 30 lbs is probably a little more important (and valuable) than my goal to win the Superbowl as ‘Da Bears on Madden ’10.  Each goal we [Read More…]

August 18th, 2014

A Little Bit on the Guardians of the Galaxy

The other night I was explaining to wife how all the “recent” Marvel movies are tied together in one big story line.  She was a little surprised to find out the Guardians of the Galaxy is part of a story that includes Iron Man and Captain America.  Truthfully it is a conversation I have with [Read More…]

July 17th, 2014

A Rendezvous at Isle a la Cache

A few weeks ago we took a step back into the 18th century.  We didn’t need a flux capacitor, just a short drive to a local forest preserve and a place known as Isle a la Cache.  Isle a la Cache is a 95 acre island and part of The Des Plaines River preservation system.  It [Read More…]

July 7th, 2014

You Should Definitely Read Into This Post

When I was a little tyke I remember wanting to read.  I wanted to read so bad I felt like it was killing me.  My workbooks were hard, my flashcards were hard, my phonics lessons were hard; but then again I was only 5 years old.  I saw people reading and wondered what would it [Read More…]

June 24th, 2014

Help Me… The Easy Question That We Make Difficult

“Daddy can you help me?” I can’t even tell you how many times I have heard that question from my little ones.  I have tied shoes, built with Lego bricks, and helped with household chores all because my kids have done nothing more than ask me for help.  Kids seem hardwired to ask for help [Read More…]

June 12th, 2014

#PowerofDad Learning about Responsibility

As a dad I get to do many wonderful things with my kids.  We play games, we travel, we read, and we learn together.  I love every minute of it. One of the most important lessons I can help them learn is about responsibility.  Every Saturday we do chores together.  Some days they get up and [Read More…]