It’s that time of year. The back-to-school season is upon us and families are getting back into their normal routines after the carefree days of summer. No doubt you’re seeing your inbox and Facebook stream filling up with images of kids waiting for the bus or walking into school for that first day. Last Wednesday […]

Tonight in Anaheim MLB‘s brightest stars will hit the diamond for the 2010 All-Star Game. While some would argue this event has lost its magic, the game will always hold a special place in my heart because of what it means to me and my dad. We’ve managed to maintain an All-Star game tradition that’s […]

Today was my daughter Molly’s last day of kindergarten. About 10 weeks from now she’ll officially start 1st grade, but until then she’s completely free (minus a couple of fun summer camps). When she arrived home today I asked her how it felt to be done with school and starting her time off. “Good”, she […]

I’m still a Vermonter at heart. Having been born and raised in the Green Mountain State, and with my parents and other family and friends still living in northern New England, I’m proud of my Vermont heritage and I enjoy keeping up on the news & events that occur up north. This usually means stories […]

I spent one of my college summers working at a family resort in my hometown. This resort had some unique offerings that attracted visitors from around the U.S. & Canada despite its remote location. It provided a wide variety of kids’ programs so that parents could go off and do their own thing while their […]

Last Wednesday was a fairly normal evening at my house. My wife was at work so I was solely in charge of my daughters’ (ages 5 & 3) bedtime routines. After baths, a rousing game of Wii Super Mario Bros., and bedtime stories, I had them both tucked soundly into their beds when the phone […]

This is a special week at my 3 year-old daughter Abby’s preschool. It’s known as “The Week of the Special Man”, a chance for dads to join their kids in the classrooms and spend some quality time with their classmates and teachers. I had an important work call in the morning and wasn’t sure if […]

It happens nearly every night of the week. After dinner has been eaten, baths have been taken, and bedtimes prayers have been said, I’ll hear those soft 5 year-old footsteps as they tiptoe down the stairs. Then a hushed voice will say those magical words: “Daddy, are there any games on tonight?” That would be […]

In the summer of 1996 I drove my brand-spanking new Mazda Protege out to Worcester, MA to pick up a date. This wasn’t just any first date, as I was heading out with my best friend’s sister (he’d already given his blessing to the arrangement). Her name was Katie, and I could already tell we […]

The famous nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of? ends like this: “What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And all that’s nice, That’s what little girls are made of.” For the most part my girls fit this image to a tee. They love to dress up in pretty outfits for holidays. […]