Monthly Archives: April 2014

Simple Prayer

There's something to be said about a child's prayer.  Especially when it helps you know what's been on their minds "Bless that the tooth Fairy will come." is one of the more favorite ones.. lately the childcare situation is changing, … Continue reading

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I Do Magic

The question comes often "What do you do?"  the quick answer is "Magic" but the long answer is more accurate, but it takes longer. My job title is "Healthcare IT Infrastructure Project Manager." and if anyone asks, I tell them that I … Continue reading

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The Baby Tooth

In the story, Peter Pan is a young boy who hasn't yet lost any of his baby teeth, a less than subtle signal that you're growing up and have to leave neverland. Tonight my youngest said "Daddy, can you just … Continue reading

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Helping with Pickup Lines

My children are very supportive of the idea that at some point I may be dating, and to that end my oldest girl came up to me and said that she had been thinking of different things I can say … Continue reading

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Not Just Any Moon

It was a night, not like many others.  The moon was bright enough to disolve all darkness.  Bright enough to disguise the street lights and hide their unnatural glow behind an otherworldly blue white hue.   But this was not just … Continue reading

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A Parable of Prayer(able)

Tonight I thought it was important to sit the children down and discuss the ways we can pray.  Sure there's no WRONG way to pray, but if there was, it'd be mindlessly repeating the same phrase again without a thought … Continue reading

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Checking for Breath

As the newborn folds the night around him in the bascinet and closes his eyes to sleep there's a parent watching the monitor for that calm breathing… knowing that he can't fall asleep without assuring the locks are in place, … Continue reading

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Threat Unrealized

One of the things I've learned as a parent is that children respond really well to threats.  Ideally you find what they love, and you 'suggest' that if they don't do what you ask, they won't get what they want. … Continue reading

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