Tag Archives: parenting

Cheering Big Papi and Mourning a Hamster

Our first 24 hours flying solo with Jodi away for a conference seemed to encapsulate the joys and trials of parenting pretty well. A few weeks ago, I noticed a tweet from the Mass. Public Health Association indicating it was … Continue reading

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Quick #Book Review: How Children Succeed

What factors are most important for a child’s success? Certainly a question all of us parents think about a lot, not to mention educators and policy makers. After hearing Paul Tough talk about his new book on NPR, How Children … Continue reading

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Seize the Day: Poem for Kids of All Ages

Carpe diem they say. It means seize the day. In the day before you, be sure to learn something new. Read a new book, play a new game. Find a new challenge to tame. When you lay down for the … Continue reading

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Parenting: For Moms Only?

Re-publishing to this blog some items I’d previously written elsewhere.  I first published this to a parenting group on Gather.com back in 2006. Though I don’t find the same message on the box of Cheerios that happens to be in … Continue reading

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Of Dads and Baseball

Baseball was always an important source of bonding between my Dad and me. I wrote this piece long before B’s first t-ball game…Interesting to re-read it now and think about how our boy has grown into a very serious baseball … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Fenway Park!

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first Red Sox game at Fenway park. I am hopeful that this year’s squad will beat the Yankees later today as the 1912 Sox did (the New York team was the Highlanders than … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Instill a Love for Reading

What’s the second greatest gift we can give to our children? Thinking of Whitney’s sad passing this week, I’d certainly grant that love is the greatest gift of all. I can think of several contenders for the second greatest gift … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: Teaching Teamwork

Nope, this isn’t Super Bowl commentary. This Pats fan doesn’t want to talk about that! The other day B. & I were playing a game called “Poppin’ Puzzlers“. There are two sets of little shapes that you try to put … Continue reading

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Book Rec: The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

Baseball has been a powerful source of father-son bonding for me, on both sides of the equation. So it’s no wonder I’ve enjoyed reading through The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time, by Len Berman, twice with my 6 year … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: Shoveling

Digging out from the first snow of the winter, I recalled shoveling with my Dad as a kid. I’d be eager to simply clear enough to get the cars out and be able to walk into the house, but Dad … Continue reading

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