My 6-year-old’s (Practical) Christmas List

Nolan wrote a letter to Santa the other day consisting of what he's hoping to get for Christmas. And honestly, it's a damn good list, full of practical and useful things instead of outrageous requests - like a bounce house. There's only seven things on it, so here it is: one. The game sorry. A … Continue reading My 6-year-old’s (Practical) Christmas List


Dream Big: Losing Teeth

Nolan was hopeful the value of losing his first tooth was equal to a real bounce house. The disappointment - not seen in this smile - he must've felt when he woke up - at 4:45am (!!) - only to realize all the Tooth Fairy left him was $1.41, two toothbrushes, and a tube of … Continue reading Dream Big: Losing Teeth

Cork Board, Superheroes, and Crossing the Road

I'm not a superhero fan, have read maybe a handful of comic books in my life, and had never seen a superhero movie in its entirety until The Lego Batman Movie last weekend. I've never eaten a Trader Joe's brownie. I also have never thought more than looking both ways before crossing the road. Enter … Continue reading Cork Board, Superheroes, and Crossing the Road

Why so sensitive?

Dealing with a sensitive son who just so happens to be a big a-hole sometimes is tough, but here's a little insight as to why. (thanks Dirt & Boogers)

Unit, in all his quirky glory

Like most every kids, Unit has his fair share of stuffed animals. And quirks. His bed looks like it's been invaded by cotton-filled creatures but he still digs in and carves out a nice little spot for himself to sleep every day and night. And the nightstand next to his bed, that's got some collection of … Continue reading Unit, in all his quirky glory

Five things my 3-year-old got excited about today

Everyday is a fresh start filled with new adventures, new sights, and new sounds. And when you're three-years-old, even the littlest things can amaze you. (Now that I read that, maybe adults need to take a page out of the three-year-old's playbook.) Anyway, Unit has been relatively pleasant lately sans a few outbursts here and there, … Continue reading Five things my 3-year-old got excited about today