Archive for February 2012

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: Yet Another Reason I'm Not on the Short List for Father of the Year

By Rick Kaempfer Like most parents, I have a morning routine. I wake up the boys, make them breakfast, and then take them to school. The problem is that the boys wake up and go to school in shifts. They are attending three different schools right now and those schools start at three different times.... Read more »

Two days of frustration and technical glitches to send one lousy email and I still screwed it all up.

This is how I spent my weekend. Not prepping for the Super Bowl. Not taking care of errands. I spent my entire weekend trying to send one mass email about my upcoming book launch party. [You’re all invited, too, BTW!]  And still, I dicked it all up. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a... Read more »

During Super Bowl will easily influenced teens be safe from the evils of hard liquor ads?

During Super Bowl will easily influenced teens be safe from the evils of hard liquor ads?
Considering the fact I have three teenagers in the house, I for one am cautiously optimistic that during the Super Bowl none of the ads (and face it, this year the ads are the only reason I’ll watch) will feature hard liquor.  Even though they are so young and innocent, certainly none of my kids... Read more »
Advertisement:

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: It's Pinewood Derby Time

By Rick Kaempfer When our first boy Tommy was born, we were still in the delivery room when a vision flashed through my mind. I was picturing my father, the engineer, painstakingly designing, weighing, and painting my Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car. Whenever I came near the car during his two week construction project, I... Read more »