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 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…]

April 29th, 2013

Quickie: This Sperm has More to Learn

So I sat down and watched one of the awesome movies with my boys… (I have a feeling there will be a few “Quickie” posts that start this way) My 7yo was asking me about the pseudo love triangle in the movie. There is a 13-15 to boy who has a crush on a 20something [Read More…]

February 6th, 2013

Dadventure: Museum of Science & Industry

A little over a week ago I had the chance to take a few days off and be a full-time Dad!  Now I am always a dad but I also have to work for a living.  So I really look forward to the times when I can take off for a day or two and [Read More…]

January 2nd, 2013

On Meeting The Endeavor

I was born the year they started construction on NASA’s OV-102 or as we knew it better the Space Shuttle Columbia. 4 days after my 7th birthday they launched it’s first operational mission. (For those keeping me honest there were four prior test flights). I have been fascinated by space as long as I can [Read More…]

October 18th, 2012

Quickie – My Friend the Sperm

This one is courtesy of my wife… If you are a Facebook friend of hers… then this is no surprise to you… I saw this posted by my wife and I can’t help but share, because this is just par for the course at our house.  My wife and my oldest were discussing who loved [Read More…]