Posts tagged "kids"

Create Your Own Adventures With Young Kids

Create Your Own Adventures With Young Kids
What’s in your trunk? With four children ages 4 to 16 mine is packed. Besides the obvious items like sports gear, kleenex and wipes mine is tricked out with two miniature folding chairs and a blanket, swimsuits and goggles, a bag of toys, books and chachkies. A deck of cards in the glove compartment comes... Read more »

Outed On Facebook By My Teen. What's A Dad To Do?

Outed On Facebook By My Teen.  What's A Dad To Do?
Do you friend your kids on Facebook?  Do you “like” or comment on their Facebook posts and pictures? Would you accept a Facebook friend request from their friends? Facebook creates plenty of awkward moments for both parents and their teenagers.  It also generates some teachable moments along the way. I am Facebook friends with both of... Read more »

Back To School, Or Why I Can't Wear Sweats And An Apron On My Head

Back To School, Or Why I Can't Wear Sweats And An Apron On My Head
4 kids, 3 new schools. My oldest daughter Nora pointed out that each of my kids starts a new school this fall. Next week, my twins are off to high school, my middle daughter starts kindergarten and my youngest starts preschool. Nora also observed that this is a “once in a lifetime” occurrence, unless, of course,... Read more »
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Everybody In The Pool!

Everybody In The Pool!
Summer is in full swing, which means fall must be a week or so away.  Between summer school, camps, baseball and golf, it flies by. And of course swimming. I am the fearless leader of a swimming family.  I started swimming in junior high when my mother would take me to the local Y for her workouts.  I... Read more »

I'll Have Another. Dog, That Is.

I'll Have Another.  Dog, That Is.
Meet Chester, the newest member of the Mighty Gauls. That makes four kids, two dogs and ten to twelve tropical fish for those of you scoring at home. Good times. I’m a dog lover, ever happy with my furry friends. And I have gained converts. If Tania, my wife, had visited a fortune teller or... Read more »