25 Mar
2014
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The Best Parenting Related Article Yet

Sammy!

Sammy!

This is by far the best parenting related article I have come across in my almost 18 months as a parent. It’s written by Beau Coffron of LunchboxDad.com and well worth the read. I can personally relate to every one of them although half of them happened far more than the rest. Read more >>

18 Mar
2014
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The Epiphanies in Parenting

And oh there are many. I suppose this is true with all things in life and life in general. They are those moments of enlightenment and greater understanding. In short…it’s the moments we put two and two together and realize it’s four. Read more >>

14 Mar
2014
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Parenting While Sick

photoAnnie and I just had an interesting week in our life as parents. We were both down with the flu (like lose a bunch of weight kind of flu) and we still had to be parents. I know millions and millions of people have handled this and much worse…but this was our first time in such a situation with Sammy. Read more >>

28 Feb
2014
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Traveling with Kids

photoWhen Sammy was 4 to 6 months old we did two road trips. One to Monterey and the other to Palm Springs. He is now 16.5 months old and we had done no traveling with him since those two road trips…until last week. Read more >>

6 Feb
2014
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Parenting: Walking and Talking

So here we are, Sammy is just about to be 16 months old and he’s walking. He took his first step two to three months back but as far as walking a decent distance, that started sometime last week. Since then he’s been on a mission. It’s actually quite remarkable to watch the evolution. Read more >>

4 Feb
2014
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Working At Home and Parenting

photo(1)It’s been roughly ten months of me working from home with the rug rat while Annie goes off to work four days per week. I still have a painting company but my main gig is being online at home…which is why this whole thing worked out to begin with. There would be no way for me to have Sammy at painting job sites all the time. Read more >>

28 Jan
2014
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15 Month Check-Up

15 Months Old!!!

15 Months Old!!!

We went in today for Sammy’s 15 month check-up and all is good. The doctor said that physically he is doing quite well. Sammy physically reacts and responds to things normally, his lungs and heart sound great, and so on. He did say that Sammy was more social than kids his age typically are when it comes to strangers and he also took note when Sammy offered the doctor his bottle. The doctor seemed to think that was pretty cool that he was so willing and eager to share. Read more >>

21 Jan
2014
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Raising an Only Child

only childMy friend Trish posted this article on Facebook the other day, “8 Tips For Raising An Only Child” (from http://www.mindbodygreen.com). Since we only have one child, the title hooked me and reeled me in. I’m always curious as to what “tips” people might have for me so I clicked the link (actually I am just looking for what they got wrong). Read more >>

16 Jan
2014
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Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes

I think our life is a canvas…or maybe it’s a toolbox…or something similar. From day one we are adding things to that canvas or to that toolbox. Things like memories (good and bad), people, education, books, trees, mountains, rainbows and every little thing we encounter throughout our days. Each little thing is a brush stroke upon that canvas or a new tool we add to that toolbox. Read more >>

13 Jan
2014
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15 months old

15 months old

15 months old

So little dude turned 15 months old yesterday…where oh where does the time go? You don’t need to answer that, I know it passes like sand through our fingers (or something like that). It’s been an interesting couple of weeks with Sammy, not only is his sign language continuing to get better and better but he also started “walking”. Well, he will take a couple of steps here and there but he still seems to dig crawling more as of now. Read more >>