Browsing Category: The Dad

Smoothie Water

The other day, my parents came over to watch the kids while I went to a meeting for school. I had just finished making a smoothie for Hudson and put the berry-coated blender jar in the sink and filled it halfway with water to make cleaning it easier later. My dad’s first move, as he […]

Summer is Over

Every year around this time, my wife and I begin mourning the loss of a season. It’s raining? Summer is over. The school supplies are out at Target? Summer is over. The Vikings are playing their first preseason game? Summer is over. Along with the weather change, when I go back to school life picks […]

Playtime is Productive

As a teacher, I get to play stay-at-home-dad during the summer. I absolutely love this about my job and I relish the full days I get to spend with my kids not having to worry about school. The other day, as I finished cleaning up lunch messes and putting kids down for naps, I couldn’t […]

Best Learning Toys For 2-Year-Olds

With Christmas right around the corner, one of the things I’m most excited for is watching my son open gifts. Last year, he understood a little about what was going on and learned all about ripping wrapping paper. But, this year he helped decorate the tree, hang the stockings, and is constantly reminding his 9-month-old […]

Loving The Mud

Last night, my wife and I were sitting across from each other in our living room slouched in our chairs, taking a deep breath and taking in that moment when all the kids were asleep. We had just finished the nightly ritual of putting them to bed when one of our twins, Georgia, let out […]