October 2nd, 2013

Dadventure: Exploring the Field Museum

Chicago has some world-class museums and attractions!  I feel very fortunate to be able to take my kids on Dadventures to places where such rich learning can be done.  We have expanded our minds at the Museum of Science and Industry. we’ve sketched in the Art Institute of Chicago, and we’ve been etymologists in the [Read More…]

September 11th, 2013

What a little more love and compassion might bring…

12 years ago we witnessed a devastating example of what hated and anger can create.  In the following years I fear we have seen more of the same.  We have seen war, we have seen violence, we have seen hate crimes, we have seen racism, but what seems hard to find are great examples of [Read More…]

July 31st, 2013

Having “The Talk”

Let’s talk about “the talk”… you know “the Birds and the Bees”. So before we go any further brace yourself we are going to talk about sex… So if you need to avert your eyes…

June 6th, 2013

Dadventure: Big Bug Detectives

The Morton Arboretum (www.mortonarb.org) has become a favorite activity spot for our family.  Rarely a week goes by that we don’t make at least one visit.  If you are in the Chicagoland area it is definitely worth a visit, and don’t be surprised if afterwards you sign up for a membership like our family did… Right [Read More…]

March 20th, 2013

Dadventure: A Very Green River

Part of the appeal to uproot my family and move out here to Chicago was the chance for new adventures, and boy have we had them.  We’ve seen the Cubs Win, went water sliding during the winter, visited the art museum, and we’ve even seen two war re-enactments.  Believe it or not,  I think we [Read More…]

January 23rd, 2013

On Pint-Sized Artists in the Presence of Masterpieces

It is no secret about me, that I love art. I am not a great artist… never will be, but that is the great thing about art… you can just be an appreciator, and that is how this #Dadventure began… One of the great things about homeschooling is we get to have adventures that supplement [Read More…]

November 7th, 2012

On Taking My Kids to Vote #Election2012

Voting is a big deal to me.  I have voted in every election I have been eligible to. I have loved the opportunity I have had over the last few months to have conversations with my kids about how the process works.  I have a video of my boys when they were 3 and 4 [Read More…]