While swimming and BBQing this past Sunday with friends, we had a conversation about the small handful of days left in the Maine summer. Before I knew it my last few precious weekends were filled up with logistics, long drives and family activities. I tend to be a curmudgeon when it comes to planning […]
It can be hell on earth for some if you are unprepared so here are a few ways to get through the adventure in one piece and have some fun in the process.
Happy 4th of July and summer to you all! May your days too be filled with driving kids to summer camps they don’t want to be at.
I started this blog shortly before he was born because at the time, I ran blogs for the Bangor Daily News, the site hosting this blog, and wanted to be better at my job. That was over 3 years ago. I left that particular position shortly after he was born for another, then another, then another […]
The little three-nager running around your house may seem to have an answer for everything, but I assure you there are a few things they simply do not understand. Below is that list: 1. Chips, cookies and cupcakes are not an acceptable breakfast. 2. That getting up before 5:30 is totally unacceptable. 3. That they […]
So for those of you who are thinking of having kids, or have a baby and are wondering what life will be like when they are 3 years old, please read on. I have meticulously calculated life with a 3-year old, by the numbers. 3 — Number of years your child has been alive. 15 — The […]
I have put together a list of things you can expect to happen if you have a 3-year old.
Finally we seem to be warming up enough for the rest of the snow to melt and the fear of another 6 inches to go away. This winter was brutal, and I thought that we may never see the end of the white devil. But at last, spring is here. So with that, there are […]
Everyone has the best of intentions but there are reasons why people elect to stay home on Sunday morning instead of bringing their little kids to church. Sunday mass is a hour-long test of wills for my wife and I and it usually goes something like this: [5 minutes to start]: We arrive at the church […]
Taking pause at year’s end to look back helps me to see just how far he (and all of us) have come. Here are some of my favorite Manchild posts from 2014.