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8 Things to do Instead of Easter

With the Easter holiday just days away, like Sunday, everyone is scrambling to make reservations and prepare for family … [Read More...]


The Fat Albert Lesson: Helping Families Teach Non-Violent Resolution and Foster Self-Esteem

The Fat Albert cartoon was aired on TV a little before my time. I never got to enjoy new episodes as they aired. I have been … [Read More...]


Why Our Church Matters To Us

This Sunday is Easter, arguably the most important religious holiday of the year for Christians. Many of us will put our on … [Read More...]

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The Upside of Chainsawing

Far back in the woods, our home was the first in a new subdivision. Newly moved in, the nearest cross streets were one mile … [Read More...]


Of Taste and Family: Taste of Chelmsford

Recently I wrote about a fundraising event in my town called Taste of Chelmsford. Below are some of the pictures from this … [Read More...]

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Rape, and the Date-Safe Project; an interview with Mike Domitrz

Rape is a crime of violence. It is a crime of subjugation and dehumanization. In rape, sex is a tool used to humiliate and … [Read More...]

Salt Water Painting

Salt Water Painting

Salt water painting is a fun and inexpensive way to be creative and learn a little science at the same time. As you complete … [Read More...]


Shouting Cancer in a Crowded Room

One Friday night, my 9-year-old son Noah and I were picking up Thai food when something on the counter caught his eye. It was … [Read More...]


Hockey Dad Tries out for Baseball Dad

The pace of baseball is completely foreign to me, the amount of rules stresses me out and my childhood memories of the game … [Read More...]

Dad and Baby

Caution! Beware of “You’re a Good Dad.”

I chat regularly with my neighbor Peggy about things--the neighborhood, the weather, her grandkids, our kids, sharing hedge … [Read More...]

Golf Masters and Family

A Tradition Unlike Any Other; Golf, the Masters, and the Family

On this second Sunday in April, 2014, I sat on the edge of the couch with Mort, my 82 year old Dad, and his 21 year old … [Read More...]


Appearances Matter

"Appearances matter - and remember to smile." - Nelson Mandela If I'm going out to a restaurant and I want the best … [Read More...]