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Martha, Elf on the Shelf

Martha has returned to our home in time for the holidays.  Martha, known last year as Marfa (as our daughter couldn’t quite pronounce the th in Martha), is an elf on the shelf.  See http://www.elfontheshelf.com/ for more about these clever elves. … Continue reading

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Sharing with an iPad

Last night, I saw Ira Glass (NPR: This American Life) live at the theater. It was a thoroughly enjoyable exploration into the background and development of stories. What does this have to do with being a father, you ask? Well, … Continue reading

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Traveling Changes the Routine

Our daughter loves to travel and handles the associated ups and down extremely well.  Right now, her routine has been altered by, first, her Mommy traveling and, now, by her Daddy. Her mother had a conference to attend in Oregon. … Continue reading

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A Rose by any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

My daughter had a homework assignment that involved writing down the names of family members and determining which names had the fewest and most vowels.  Pretty simple, eh?  Perhaps not so simple, when Daddy complicates it a bit. Moving a … Continue reading

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Imitation and Keeping Up

Last weekend, our daughter, while out walking the dogs in a nearby park, saw another girl around her age riding her bike, quite well, in fact.  This prompted our daughter to want to get her bike out and and start … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

Our kindergarten-aged daughter has been involved in the early stages of reading and writing for some time.  We’ve read to her virtually daily since she was a real wee one. Until recently reading has meant our reading to her, not … Continue reading

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Hot Pink …

It’s no secret that our daughter is smitten with all things pink (and purple).  She has insisted on dressing herself for at least a couple of years.   More importantly, it’s the choosing of outfits over the actual dressing, although … Continue reading

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Open Mind

On a regular basis, we counsel our daughter to have an open mind, especially when it comes to foods.  There have been a number of  occasions, after initial hesitation, she has found she really likes a new food.  She wanted … Continue reading

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Tooth Fairy!

Yesterday, our daughter lost her first tooth – bottom, front.  It’s rather hard to miss in the middle of her smile. It had been loose for a few weeks and she had been eagerly looking forward to losing it. Last … Continue reading

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10… 9… 8…

The countdown had been underway for days.  Every day we would ask our daughter how many days until Christmas vacation.  Every day, she would immediately tell us.  Monday night, we went to bed – excited – knowing that the countdown … Continue reading

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