In our part of the world, Labor Day marks the final countdown to the start of the new school year, and anxiety is running high (and that’s just with the parents!). So we will take today to spend with each other and enjoy the few days we have left of what has been a really […]Read more "Happy Labor Day"
When did I get so old? My youngest — my youngest! — graduated from elementary school last week, and the impact of that hit me like a ton of bricks. I am the parent of TWO middle-schoolers. Ryan is two years away from entering high school. Don’t get me started on that particular bit of […]Read more "Saying Goodbye to Elementary School"
By the time this week is done, I will have played hockey three times in three nights, at three different rinks, and with three different groups of people. I doubt I have done this since high school. Beyond apologizing to Veronica for leaving her with the kids (sorry honey!) I also want to thank three […]Read more "A Passion, Reignited"
In many ways, this blog began on January 2, 2012. It was an extraordinary day for my family, and I wanted to share the story. I had kicked around the idea of starting a blog for several years, but wasn’t sure of my niche. I had previously written a few pieces about our family’s autism […]Read more "A Blog Is Born in Philadelphia"
So, about that recent visit to Veronica’s extended family? Sure, we had some challenges. But there was an awful lot of good. It’s a trip we’ve taken just about every year since our kids were very young. The house is always overflowing with kids, presents and food. The kids all play together, but Ryan was […]Read more "Connecting With Cousins"