Featured Review: Discgolf

As we move out of the holiday season and into the New Year, we reflect on family traditions. When you become a family, it’s customary to create a family tradition.  In fact, I don’t know any family that doesn’t have some sort of ritual.  One could argue that families against tradition have the tradition of…

Practice…Patience

We must be adaptable as parents. It’s something parents become almost immediately after the birth, and if you don’t, then you’re s**t out of luck, says Darwin.  Survival of the fittest.  And, just because it’s immediate does not imply success or simplicity.  Everyday is a new day presenting new things to learn.  For me, adapting has…

Cruise for a Bruise

“How big is McKinley?….Soooo Big!” “McKinley, wave hello!” “McKinley can you point to Mama’s nose?” It feels like we are showing off our children, like dogs, with all their tricks they can do.  Ohhh the joys of learning and teaching behavior.  Thanks Pavlov  and Skinner for being informative. My little miss McKinley is crusin’ now.  That’s the…

Two front teeth for Xmas?

Okay, who invented baby-bibs?  You’re my hero.  I’ve never seen so much drool in my life.  Not even from a dog!  I could probably capture at least 2 cups of drool per day. Parents and parenting books all say the same crap.  Drooling is the sign of teething babies.  According to that, McKinley has been “teething”…

How to: Holiday Jeopardy

 Christmas Jeopardy.  Last year, it was a smashing hit. What you need: Notecards, Sharpie, tape or glue, printer, scissors, questions Step 1: Find questions online or make up your own.  (5 categories and 5 questions in each category).  You’ll need some hard and some easy. If you are like me and have to play the…