Math Can Be Fun

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I have always loved math.  In fact, I once taught math in fifth through eighth grades. Math is orderly, straightforward and tends to have a right answer.  I’ve noticed, however that my eight grandkids seem …

“Because I Want To”

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“Because I want to.” This was my toddler son’s response to my question about why he had chosen to pee down the heating vent next to the toilet. It wasn’t very reassuring to me, but …

Fun Fall Traditions

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Fall evokes a myriad of emotions and memories for most people. By the looks of the grocery store aisles, it certainly must evoke all things pumpkin spice. But for many dads, it often brings thoughts …

Being a Good Friend

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Our dog’s name is “Wilson.” Wilson is to me the best dog in the world. And if a dog is a man’s best friend, then Wilson is about the best friend I have ever had. …

The Power of Books

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My name is Kyle, I’m a librarian, a dad, and soon to be Charlee’s husband. My son (5) and her two daughters (5 & 3) blend into our family of three kids and a rascally …

What I Learned Coaching Children’s Soccer

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Let me explain. I was a network administrator. Sounds much more glamorous than it was. I basically worked for 10 hours straight through the night printing reports, changing out tapes and monitoring multiple screens to …

Teaching Kids The Value of Work

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Getting kids to learn the value of work is no easy task. When you throw in a couple of parents who most likely were raised with varying views of chores, allowances, and the appropriate age …