My son is far too young to be going on a date, but watching him roller skate and talk with a classmate this weekend had me realizing how close I am to the ‘first date’ day arriving.
We all get to have a big #ParentFail moment in our lives, some are bigger than others, some more serious than others, some you just have to laugh about.
A couple of hockey nights out with my kids this week have formed a new one-on-one tradition celebrating my Calgary kids and their love of Panthers and Sharks.
My boys met an astronaut last night and while they could have spent their time with him talking about planets and rockets, they instead learned to shake hands in a lesson that will last a lifetime.
I want everything to stop. I want to remember. It’s a quote from Ken Dryden and I chose it as my yearbook quote 20 years before I became a father, and how prescient of a quote it was.
We all put our kids in sports for different reasons. I’d love for them to be successful at a game, master it and be a star. It’s not happening, so I’ll settle for my sons winning at life.
As the air gets brisk, I’m reflecting on an epic summer of growing for my boys. So many achievements unlocked, so many bucket list checks, so much giving back.
What are your rules for sleepovers? We finally broke the barrier and had our first this summer. It was part bliss, part stress, and all fun. Here’s how it went down for our boys:
The time has come for Zacharie to get braces. it’s a big growing up milestone, but inside I know he’s still a little boy.
It’s heartbreaking watching my son play soccer. He tries so hard, he wants to succeed so bad, and all he gets is a ball in the face and a broken heart.
It crushes me to watch my son play sports. The way other kids are letting him down rips my soul out. And it’s devastating.
Fred Penner’s music is for 2 – 5 year olds. My sons are 6 and 9 and we took them anyway. It was a fun family night out that had me looking back on my parenting years.
From books to toys, my kids want want want. So instead of give give give, I’m teaching them to rely on themselves by managing their own money. It’s never to early to teach money lessons.
Underdog or Underduck? What is called when you push someone on a swing and run all the way underneath?
The only thing kids produce more than poop as a toddler is art at school age. You’ll be emotionally attached to all of it. So now what are you going to do with all that kids art?
We could measure the growth of our children in so many ways. From the notches on a door frame, to the discarded pants with holes …