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Bad Luck Ladder

How does one capture luck?  Can you capture good luck, or bad luck?  I love the questions the children ask, because I love the places such questions take us to, with a lot of giggling in between. We’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Dropped Thoughts

I’ve dropped my thoughts and need someone to find them.  The days pass like snowflakes on the warm wind… and time is as easy to hold onto as those frozen flakes. I have the most amazing children I’ve ever met. … Continue reading

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A Father of Note, a Note of a Father

There are so many things I've gotten from my Father, blue eyes, a singing voice, and a desire to fly being just the tip of the ice burg.   When I was a child, I learned that my Father was … Continue reading

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This Old Man…

Bed time is a special time, a time to tell each child that they are special, and children need to hear they are special.  The other day I read a quote that said: And I think, constantly about how to … Continue reading

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Cough Remedy

Sick babies, while still amazing, beautiful, intelligent, and nice to have around… especially with their super cuddly-ness, are still kind of a pain.   I love my daughter with all my heart, but she does sometimes lean in the direction … Continue reading

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Just 30 Minutes…

Whenever I seem to run out of things to say, or thoughts to share; all I need are 30 minutes in the car with the kids… Their flexible attention spans dance between singing about having belly buttons to talking about … Continue reading

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Fatherly Mistakes

We're human … we make mistakes.  That's my excuse. Every night I do a bed time moment with each child… then afterwards I tuck each one into bed.  You'd think after four children and … several… years I'd have learned … Continue reading

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What’s the Worst Thing to Happen To you

While helping the children make their beds tonight my daughter, who had the 'worst day ever!' asked me a question.   "Daddy, what's the worst thing that ever happened to you?" Which strikes me as an expremely profound question for … 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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The Every Little Moment

Nights as a single Father are often filled with Chaos.  Big events like gymnastics or scouts take up most of our time, we sneak in dinner at the table with a timer running in the distance and race endlessly to … Continue reading

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