Archive for March 2012

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: The Hidden Meaning of Flowers

By Rick Kaempfer Remember when flowers were considered the perfect gift for women? You could get them for your wife, your mother, your female friends, or your female co-workers—and nobody thought a thing of it—other than “Awwww. That’s so thoughtful.” Those days are over. If you haven’t bought flowers for a woman lately, you’ve missed... Read more »

Gotcha Day: celebrating three years with my daughter

Three-years ago today, my daughter and I landed in Chicago and as soon as the gear was on the ground, she was a citizen of the United States. During the adoption process, we hit a lot of milestones, but the day I like to celebrate most is the day we got her home for good.... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: Meeting Catholic Celebrities

By Rick Kaempfer This past week I was very excited to attend a dinner hosted by the Archdiocese. It was held to honor teens in the Chicago area, including my son Tommy who was given an award for “outstanding service, dedication, and faithfulness to the Church in the area of Community Service and Social Justice”.... Read more »
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5 Reasons Daylight Savings Time Totally Sucks

I saw this article on The Stir, 5 Reasons Daylight Savings Time Totally Rules, and I was like, you’re kidding me, right? “Daylight savings time brings us so much joy”? Are you nuts? Did you maybe spend too many late nights staying up and counting unicorns? I HATE daylight savings time. Here are my five... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: Your Language is Your Age

By Rick Kaempfer They say that age is only a number, but when that number starts with a 4, you enter a sort of “coolness” no-man’s land. You’re kids are probably too young to let you know if you’re woefully out of touch or not, and you have this nagging feeling that everything you thought... Read more »