Archive for September, 2018

Raising All Boys is Like Football Season Every Day

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Raising all boys

Football season is officially here, but when raising all boys, every day is like football season in our house.

Tackling. Refereeing. Coaching. Not hearing the coach because the crowd is too loud.

Broken plays. Broken bones. Smelly, sweaty people. Victory dances (mostly Orange Justice). Grass stains. Cleats. Timeouts. High-fives. (more…)

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Pirate Books for Every Age

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

pirate books

Check out this list of pirate books–which range from fun preschool rhymes to heart-pounding thrillers—and unleash your inner sailor in honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

Before doing a little research, the only thing I knew about “Talk Like a Pirate” day is that we threw out some pirate lingo on Sept. 19 and got free donuts at Krispy Kreme.

Turns out, there’s not a whole lot more to the day than that.

A couple of regular guys just thought we needed a swashbuckling-lingo holiday and the date of Sept. 19 wasn’t taken. And that’s that. Read their story here.


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What We Love About Grandma’s House

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

grandma's house

What do you remember most about going to your grandma’s house as a child?

For me, it was kneading the dough for apricot and cherry kolaches.

Never-ending games of Canasta.

Riding in the way-back of the station wagon with the dog and no seatbelts.

Climbing into the underground outdoor storm cellar–where grandma also stored all of her homemade jams–during a tornado warning.

Those memories are so vivid. I remember the smell of the kolache dough and the pastel peach color of the card holder that I used to hold my Canasta hand.

Grandparents Day

In honor of Grandparents Day celebrated earlier this week, we thought it would be fun to ask this generation of kids what they love most about going to grandma’s house.

Turns out, things aren’t SO different—minus the outdoor storm cellar, which has become a thing of legend around our house.


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