7 Things you can do to Beat Decision Fatigue

Researchers estimate we make nearly 35,000 decisions in the course of the day.  Of course, nearly all of them are subconscious and seemingly care little weight and few consequences.

The Marvel of an Ordinary Life

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people…

Three Years in Shelburne

Three years ago this weekend, we moved from the beaches of Delaware to the hills of Vermont.  There hasn’t been a moment of regret for me despite the long winters.  The mild summer makes all the effort worth it, plus we’ve added in some winter sports to our activities list.  I created a video of…

Boyhood

We moved to Vermont in 2016, when the boys were four.  We had four wonderful years in Delaware and Maryland exploring beaches, woods. We went to DC, Philly and spent hours and hours at libraries.  The kids tried boardwalk fries and soft serve ice cream. Pretty much the best way a kid can spend four…

Your Best Parenting Age

As a parent, you’ll learn you have a parenting sweet spot. A year in your child’s life where you feel like you’re made for parenting. Like a 3-point specialist in the NBA, every shot you take goes nothing but net. Could it be the first year of your child’s life? Sure. For me, it was…

The Hidden Netflix Links all Parents Need

Netflix Hidden Kid Categories:    (Quick note:  You can’t be logged in under a kid’s only account to get this to work) Netflix is tough to navigate and nearly impossible with two kids breathing down your neck with vastly different tastes. Fortunately, there’s help. Netflix divides its library into some 70,000 subcategories including many for…