7 Things Your Kids Will Bring Home From School

If you're reading this, you probably have kids, have had kids, or just have nothing better to do. As is the case for two of the three, back to school time brings about a plethora of emotions: excitement, anxiety, anticipation, fear, among countless others. Sometimes they bring their emotions home with them, or is the … Continue reading 7 Things Your Kids Will Bring Home From School


Holy #HASCON, Hasbro!

I just flipped through all the pictures and videos I took during our 8+ hours at the first-ever HASCON yesterday for like the fourth time today - twice with Nolan, once with Graham, and once by myself. It didn't matter who it was with, we were all smiling and/or laughing remembering the amount of fun … Continue reading Holy #HASCON, Hasbro!

Headed to HASCON!

Battleship. Candy Land. G.I. Joe. Jenga. Marvel. Mister Potato Head. Nerf. Play-Doh. Sesame Street. Trolls. Besides every one of these things being part of my childhood and/or my kids' childhood, what's the common denominator? Hasbro! And Nolan, Graham, and I were lucky enough to receive free credentials to attend #HASCON this weekend in Providence, RI, … Continue reading Headed to HASCON!

First Day of School…times two

It's really hard to believe that we have two school-aged kids. For Nolan, it was yesterday. He decided the entire family was taking him to school in lieu of riding the bus, which I kind of expected. He didn't show a hint of nervousness despite his breakdown a few nights ago, though he later admitted to … Continue reading First Day of School…times two

The Tears Will Dry Up

Maybe it was the back to school haircut he/they got today triggered his emotions.I walked down the hall towards Nolan and Graham's room for the fourth time since leaving them to sleep for the night. The first three times one of them called for Linds or me.This time? There were both tears and all-out whimpering. Nolan … Continue reading The Tears Will Dry Up

Beer Review: Wachusett Brewing Co. Blueberry Ale

Brewery: Wachusett Brewing Co.,, Westminster, MA Beer: Blueberry Ale Style: Fruit Beer ABV: 4.5% Availability: year-round Brewer's Notes: "This ale defines the style. A slight aroma of blueberry, balanced by a delicious flavor that gets fermented into this wheat ale." Beer Dope Review: You get the blueberry aroma as soon as you pop the cap … Continue reading Beer Review: Wachusett Brewing Co. Blueberry Ale

A child’s (and parents) range of emotions

He was stoked to get there...then realized he missed us terribly...but once the sun comes back up, he'll be living the dream. Nolan's off to Martha's Vineyard to spend a few days by himself before the rest of our crew joins him next Wednesday.

Summer Vacationing

This is the first summer where all three boys can partake in the enjoyment of a family vacation, and it's been AWESOME! We planned three week-long trips over the course of three months - one trip a month - and after summer vacationing is complete, Nolan begins first grade while Graham will embark on his … Continue reading Summer Vacationing