Grown Kids

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I bound down the stairs of our hotel in Mexico after eight long hours on a plane from Seattle. I’m dying to feel a hot sun on a warm beach, rarities in the Pacific Northwest… [ Read More ]

Extra Precautions

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As an extra precaution, I bought a bath water temperature sensor for kids last month. The instructions told me to dip the wire ending in the water. A green LED light and the word “OKAY” meant the water was just right. [ Read More ]

Change Of Plans: A Star Is Born

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“What do you have to do to become a doctor?” my daughter, Kelsey, once asked. [ Read More ]

Impressions Over the Phone Part 1 [PODCAST]

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Pia tells the story of teaching her young son, Dylan, how to properly answer the phone. Although, the results of the lessons are questionable, at best! [ Read More ]

My Kid’s Bedtime Routine

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Children make some of the most unforgettable moments for parents. [ Read More ]

Wrong Number

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Math was never my niece, Diana’s, strongest subject. After Diana’s first year of high school, she took a summer course to make up some credits. I ran into her one afternoon as the season was winding down. [ Read More ]

Not Par for the Course

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Several years ago, good friends of the family purchased a beautiful home in a secluded, wooded area in northern Michigan. They had a nice big backyard, beyond which was the 17th hole of a famous golf course. [ Read More ]

Behavior Report

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A young girl can’t fathom her mother’s reaction to her bad behavior report. What will she say?! [ Read More ]

How to Effortlessly Yell [PODCAST]

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Pia tells the story of her daughter striving for independence by moving to the basement. [ Read More ]

The Holiday Spirit

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Our first baby was due to be born the middle of September. By a coincidence my wife had invited her younger brother over for dinner on Labor Day. [ Read More ]

Smiles For All