Online school has changed our lives radically over the past couple of weeks! Our children were accustomed to simply changing clothes and traveling a short distance to receive an education and now hours of preparation are required before we can even begin. Which computer will be used? Can we project…View More Universal Home School
What do you do when the Annual Daddy-Daughter dance is cancelled due to Covid-19 virus concerns? Folks in Windham, New Hampshire conducted it virtually in their homes. One dad explained that dressing up and redecorating the living room was honestly more fun than going somewhere. All they needed was a…View More Virtual Affection
Restaurants in two dozen states are closed except to take out or drive thru orders. The COVID-19 pandemic experiences in almost every country in the world may be different from one another but the recommended adjustments in our lives are similar. Eighty years ago, our country rationed items needed in…View More Eating Together
WARNING: You may encounter considerable satire here… With the shutting down of the known world due to the media overreaction to the corona virus you have lots of time on your hands. Your school is considering changes in the Spring Break schedule, events in your calendar will now be postponed…View More Time on our Hands
You’ve seen them most places. You are looking for a restroom and the sign on the door says, “Baby Changing Station.” We fought to have them in men’s restrooms and now we can change the baby’s diaper somewhere besides the floor. I was in one with a father this week…View More The Soothing Station
I love eating at buffets. Several dozen choices for main dish, side dish and even dessert make my day. Even though I’m trying to eat sensibly and avoid multiple trips, the number of choices alone makes eating at a buffet worthwhile. It’s not the quantity of food; it’s the choices.…View More More Choices, Please
You’ve probably said it. I know you’ve heard someone else say it. If nothing else, your parents said it to you. One child takes a toy from her brother and he hits her for snatching it. It’s a perfect opportunity to insist: “Say you’re sorry.” But he doesn’t want to.…View More Say You’re Sorry
An oxymoron is a figure of speech where two parts of a statement contradict one another. Like jumbo shrimp, bitter sweet or act naturally. Command respect has to qualify because respect has to be earned. Why do we as parents still try to command our children to do things that…View More Command Respect?
I was caught off guard. My fear of the smell of smoke on the porch put me into survival mode. Then I realized that I was talking in sharp, questioning phrases that sounded accusing and even harsh. Needless to say, nothing I wanted to happen could follow that display. Defenses…View More SO Frustrated!
Pictures of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna have flooded the world in the wake of their tragic death along with seven other souls last week. ESPN reporter Elle Duncan’s story about Kobe’s interview with her a couple of years ago when she was pregnant with a daughter…View More The Girl Dad Legacy