Having dinner together as a family is a tradition we set up in our household when Sophia and Ava were barely out of their highchairs.
Most parents I know share our view that a visit to Disneyland is a necessary evil, conjuring a love/hate relationship worthy of the best Ursula the Sea Witch impersonation. Don’t get me wrong – our family LOVES to visit Disneyland. It’s just that the whole experience is so damn expensive! Since the girls were born, […]
Earlier this year, Sophia had a “moment” with her teen boy band idol, Jack Johnson of Jack and Jack. (To hear more about that, read the earlier post here). So when Jack and Jack announced they were returning to San Diego as part of local radio station 93.3’s Summer Kickoff Concert, the begging began. As […]
[custom-mapping map_id=”6306″ height=”300″] Each summer from the time I was 5 years old, we spent a week together at a family camp called Lair of the Bear. The Lair, as it was fondly nicknamed, was open to alumni of the University of California system, and since my dad was a graduate of UC Berkeley, we […]
[custom-mapping map_id=”6309″ height=”300″] Vietnam is an amazing and beautiful country, and a great place to visit with kids when you know what destinations and sights to visit. Here’s my recent story for HiltonMomVoyage.com on our family travel experience in Vietnam. The tour of old Hanoi in traditional rickshaws – we were pulled by old men […]
Both kids away for a week. Missing them. Wish I could remember their names.
Alone time. Peace and quiet. Some time away. Escaping the madness. Call it what you will, but in every parent’s cycle, there comes that time when Daddy needs a break. A break from the constant needs of others. A break from pretending to have all the answers. A break from the dawn-to-dusk fever pitch that […]
Ever heard of the boy band called Jack and Jack? Yeah, me neither. But Sophia and her friends certainly have, and as the parents of a teen girl we’re getting an education on crushes. Sophia insists she will one day marry Jack Johnson, to the point where she sometimes refers to herself as Sophia Johnson. […]
As I sit here, stunned and pondering what just happened with the hateful shootings in Orlando and a world where someone could act with such hate, I can’t help but think about my kids. I think about the world they are growing up in – a world where mass shootings are an actual thing. A […]