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Summer Break?

  Upon our return from a two-week Ireland vacation, I was greeted with a smiling sister-in-law, an excited dog and an enormous pile of mail.   As I rummaged through the heap of advertisements, I came across a letter from my daughter’s middle school.  Being that this will be her first year attending middle school, I… Continue reading Summer Break?

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Sunglasses for Summer

Living in the relaxing, low maintenance “Sunshine State” has drastically reduced my need for “stuff”.  However, there are some Floridian essentials, such as a favorite pair of flip-flips, a great fitting bathing suit and the perfect pair of sunglasses. Normally, I am the type of person who can spend up to an hour in a… Continue reading Sunglasses for Summer

My Thoughts on Parenting · Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

The Un-Step-Dad

  The term “step-dad” is not used in our family. Previously published on The Good Men Project on 6/17/16. http://goodmenproject.com/families/step-dad-sidestepped-convention-became-friend-kids-wat/ No matter how many similarities all parents may have, the truth is that we are all unique in our own ways. How you do your family is probably a little different than how we do… Continue reading The Un-Step-Dad

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A Tribute to the Fathers I’ve Known

  *Disclaimer: This piece is not so much a blog post, but rather a personal, unedited rambling of my appreciation for the men in my life who, in my opinion, do it right.  Over the years, there have been a variety of fathers I’ve had the privilege to observe. So, as Father’s Day approaches, I’d like to take the… Continue reading A Tribute to the Fathers I’ve Known

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Spending Summer at Camp Mom

  Recently, my eleven year old daughter divulged her plans to attend college in Switzerland. Initially, the thought of this filled me with pride and excitement for her. Then, the mom in me roared her ugly head, reminding me that while I do a pretty decent job at mothering, I still have quite a way… Continue reading Spending Summer at Camp Mom