Last night we had the same struggle we’ve been having for fourteen years in my house; the drama of garbage night. Collecting the trash, taking it and the recyclables to the large wheeled containers and taking it to the curb has always been a job for one or more of my three boys. 1,471 more words
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There is no dispute that dads have a profound and lasting impact on their children. The only question is, whether that impact will be positive or negative. 1,003 more words
I picked up a book at the library last week. It wasn’t the light summer reading I was hoping for, but I couldn’t put it back. 693 more words
After the death of a child, life does go on.
But it will never be the same.
There will always be the BIG moments. Milestones, such as graduations and weddings, will always have a quiet undertow which pulls at our tsunamic joy as we wistfully imagine what Reed would be doing if he were here. 824 more words
In today’s world we are enamored with celebrity culture. We “follow” movie and TV actors, spend loads of money on concert tickets, and idolize “bigger than life” sports figures. 535 more words
Children love traditions. If you disagree, just try telling your 10-year-old you will no longer be going to Santa’s Tree Farm for your Christmas tree. Traditions create a sense of family identity; a security, and a feeling of unity. 422 more words