Category Archives: parenting

Play Hard for Humboldt

I am a hockey Mom.  And today my heart is breaking for our hockey family touched by tragedy.    I am a hockey Mom to my own boys, yes, but not just to them. I am a hockey Mom to … Continue reading

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Just say thank-you

It’s real. A good coach can make a positive, indelible impact on a child’s life. And it may have NOTHING to do with the sport.

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Let Them Grow

We dropped our oldest son off at his first ever week of camp yesterday afternoon.  He is at a summer camp on a little island, just a short ferry ride from the town we live in.  His best friend is there, and … Continue reading

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Irritation at 98%

We are having a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, and I am severely irritated. You see, I am of Ukrainian – Norwegian descent and there is nothing in my being that “does well” in the heat.  I burn, I … Continue reading

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It’s better outside

I have blogged about my feelings about getting kids out of the TV room and into the forest before.   Today, after a few crazy hours that looked something like this: Me, working from my home office, while my boys … Continue reading

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Still here with me, Dad

Today is my 42nd birthday.  It seems strange to me, because the years really are going by faster, and I am now older than I ever thought I would be.   I feel so young in my mind (but definitely not … Continue reading

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No, I’m not ok

I’m not ok. I heard the news after I came back from baseball with my sons. Three fallen police officers, Mounties, killed by some kid with a hate-on for cops.  Two more in the hospital.  A whole community threatened (still threatened as … Continue reading

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