Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?

Most of the assignments I give my oldest son have to do with household chores – helping with pouring milk for dinner or putting laundry away.  I caught Yosef off-guard with a recent request – one that I’d been thinking about for a while. “Yosef, I want you to make a list for me.  Write … [Read more…]

Mostly A’s Is The New Straight A’s

At my kids’ elementary school, making the Principal’s List is the highest of all academic honors.  So, when Lynden’s invitation to the Principal’s List breakfast came home last week, I was in full proud-dad form. I expected a cozy gathering – a reasonable assumption for an invite-only event that, I was told, was reserved only … [Read more…]

Three Ways to Watch More March Madness Without Ignoring the Kids

I can’t get enough March Madness.  Bring on the games! In my no-kids-allowed, temporarily-single-again dream world, nothing stops me from lounging in my comfy arm-chair in front of my home’s largest television from noon to midnight this coming Thursday and Friday. Nothing can shift my focus from college basketball – not soccer practices, not diapers, … [Read more…]