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Family Traditions
Jun03
The Unexpected Views On Our Extended-Family Vacation

The Unexpected Views On Our Extended-Family Vacation

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With our family scattered all over the country, the extended-family vacation is a rare joy. Seeing my teens through my family’s eyes may be the best part.

Dec03
Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

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Tidings of comfort and joy can feel like a tall order in a household with children who are no longer truly children… but I think it’s still there if you look.

Jul09
Need Quality Time With Your Teens? Go Camping!

Need Quality Time With Your Teens? Go Camping!

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I never thought I’d grow to love camping, but with a few creature comforts we’ve discovered some of our best family time with the teens, out on the road.

Apr18
The Last Time

The Last Time

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The lasts are hard for me to deal with. Mostly because when they are happening we don’t know that they are the last. We have no reason to mark the occassion as special or set it aside as being different than any other day. We are just going on like it is a regular day. It is only in retrospect, in looking back, that the event has any importance.

Mar20
A Family Tradition for Thunderstorms

A Family Tradition for Thunderstorms

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I could spend the next hour reassuring my kids not to be scared or….

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