Little Philosophers. 

Three year olds ask the best questions. Those tough-sometimes-you-just-can’t-fully-answer type of questions, don’t they?  My father called this phase, “The Little Philosophers phase,” because they are curious thoughtful thinkers. And always asking, “why?!”      This morning, after we all finally got buckled into our cozy CRV, McKinley started out, “Why do we need to…

The Circle of Life: Infancy & Death

I’ve neglected my readers for far to long now.  I apologize for that and am ready to get back into the swing of things.  Since my last post– dad passed away.  And McKinley is now 18-months-old stringing words along– “bye-bye dada” and “uh-oh meme.” Life is full circle.  I’ve heard it a million times and…

Definition: Family

Family is powerful.  Powerful was the first word that came to mind, but the word power doesn’t come close to describing what a family truly embodies. When you type “definition: family“ into Google, “A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household,” shows up.  This is a crappy definition. Thefreedictionary.com defines family…

Just Beat it

I am like my father.  I need someone to give it to me straight.  Probably why I am sometimes harmfully honest with people.   But, you can handle it. My father was diagnosed with Stage 3″B”  Lung cancer.    I feel as though I have entered this “sandwich” generation of caring for my young daughter…

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…