Filed under All Those Kids

My Top Ten List Of Worry

My Top Ten List Of Worry

I have a dear friend about whom I’ve written before. She’s the one who went from a corner office in Chicago to SAHMhood in North Carolina. Despite the challenges therein, she still finds time to worry about all sorts of things I can’t. I’m talking about things like what kind of plastic bottles are made out of, … Continue reading

One Sad SAHD

One Sad SAHD

I have never for a moment bought into the idea that stay-at-home mothers lived the life of luxury that I think something people do. I actually wonder how many people really believe that it’s an endless life of bon-bon eating and television watching. I suppose you could also throw in the occasional lunch out or … Continue reading

Girls Can Like Football Too

Girls Can Like Football Too

I’ve heard the stories many times and so have you:  men who hope against hope that their first child (or any number of children thereafter) is a boy.  Why?  Well, they need that someone to watch the big game with.  They need a boy, apparently, to play catch with, shoot hoops with, or, I don’t … Continue reading

Herding Twins

Herding Twins

Answer #48 to the question “What’s the hardest thing about having four kids?”: Getting one good picture of them all together.

Travels With Maggie: Part II

Travels With Maggie: Part II

(In case you missed Part I, we’ve saved it right here for you) DECEMBER 27th:  Jordan’s Furniture It’s that week between Christmas and New Year’s and Maggie is off from school.  While I’m sure she would be perfectly content spending all day in the house reading, watching television, or playing video games (or perhaps some combination thereof), … Continue reading

Travels With Maggie: Part I

Travels With Maggie: Part I

One of the side effects of my new employment status (or lack thereof) is that I am now the one who will hang with the children in the event of any early release or off day from school altogether.  We used to split these duties (and by “split” I, of course, mean Amy did it … Continue reading

Disney On Nice

Disney On Nice

When I was a kid we, as a family, didn’t really get out all that often.  I remember going to two movies (Star Wars in 1977 and Moonraker two years later) and occasionally making it to a restaurant.  Our family vacations were always to the houses of aunts, uncles, or grandparents.  All in all, we … Continue reading

AirTran?  AirCan’t.

AirTran? AirCan’t.

There are any number of things that we do that people find crazy.  Let me list a few for you now: Have four kids Travel on Thanksgiving Day Fly AirTran Fly AirTran on Thanksgiving Day with four kids. So, yeah, that happened.  After these many years of our Turkey Day travel consisting of an early … Continue reading