When it Comes to Mermaids and my Rockies – You Just Gotta Have Faith

I knew a man who named his first kid after a movie mermaid. No one you know. My daughters experienced their own Mermaid Stage. Creative leg wrappings and feet bound together at the heel mark the age. Water games center around my quick-footed kids transforming instantly into half girl, half fish, when they come in contactContinue reading “When it Comes to Mermaids and my Rockies – You Just Gotta Have Faith”

5 Ways to Give Your Kids Confidence (Without Becoming an Ogre or Doormat)

    There’s this delicate balance we want to establish in our kids. No, I don’t mean popular in school, without living like a starlet. Or being the star of the team, without regard to the concept of team. Or brilliantly smart, without knowing when to take time from the books and be a kid.Continue reading “5 Ways to Give Your Kids Confidence (Without Becoming an Ogre or Doormat)”

These Aren’t Your Father’s Video Games, Apparently

They’re the three words a dad doesn’t want to hear from his daughter. “It’s complicated, dad.” When did I lose touch? When did I become irrelevant? At what point did the things that matter in my daughter’s life slip off my radar; so far that when I try to regroup, attempt to understand, she could justContinue reading “These Aren’t Your Father’s Video Games, Apparently”

I’m On the Prowl – for Page Hits

I’m sort of on the prowl. At the grocery store. The soccer fields. McDonald’s. Even the DMV. I can’t help myself. Sometimes when I see a woman, I just know she’s the one. I’ll size her up – see what her clothing and accessories say about her. If she appears smart, or technically savvy, or maybe even a bitContinue reading “I’m On the Prowl – for Page Hits”