My eyes open. I shut off the alarm on my phone that has woken me up. How did I get here? Not physically how. I know that. I drove through most of the night so that I could be at a NY conference early this morning. I mean how did I get to this place. […]
It was a wild weekend for us. The culmination of weeks of planning and months of listening to my son talk about it; Halloween came. For us it is much less a sprint around the neighborhood in hopes of getting good candy, and more a marathon of decorating, crafting, planning and events. It started weeks […]
Time: Sometime around 0-dark-30 Weather: (No idea, it’s dark out) BANG (The boy’s door opens) pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter (He runs to our room) BANG (He opens our door) One of my eyes opens to look at the clock. It is 5:40 in the morning. Like a groundhog ruining my garden my son […]
This little blog of mine has been around now for almost 4 years. In that time I have learned a lot about writing, blogging, myself and my son. I’ve gone through ups and downs with this blog. Mostly because, for a long time I was trying really hard to do it right. You see I […]
This is my son’s fourth fall. Each year he loves to rake up a huge pile of leaves and jump into them (I mean, who doesn’t). Every time I grab a picture or two and don’t think much of it; but last night I decided to dig the old ones up and pull them together […]
You may remember this summer that we tried taking our some to Story Land for the first time. It was a wonderful family vacation full of discovery and excitement. We all had so much fun that we decided to double down and head back a few weeks later for what would assuredly be another fun-filled […]
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 […]