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New Parenting Craze: Peter Panning

Youth is the best time of our lives. It is a time of growth and discovery, free from the burden of experience, wisdom, and … [Read More...]

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7 People I Can’t Stand During a Michigan Winter

My hometown, Flint, Michigan, is at 43 degrees North latitude- nearly midway between the North Pole and the Equator. This is … [Read More...]

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Stopping by the Funeral Home on a Chilly Evening

The early winter of 2014-15 has not been the best of times. My wife’s good friend Donna lost her husband to a brain tumor on … [Read More...]

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Behind the Bench: It’s All About Having Fun

Even when I first started coaching hockey way back when (last year), I had the sense that making sure my kids were always … [Read More...]

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What, Me Worry?

I'm worried about my son. He's fine, first of all. He's totally healthy, hitting all his developmental milestones on time … [Read More...]

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3 Reasons to Read Sherlock Holmes to Your Kids

Uncle Irv gave me a copy of The Junior Deluxe Sherlock Holmes in 1966. In the years that followed, I have been diagnosed as a … [Read More...]

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5 Things ALL Parents Should Believe

The following is a short list of some basic things I feel every parent believes.  If you disagree that is fine, but ask … [Read More...]

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A Hanukkah Poem

'Twas the month before Hanukkah The leaves had been turning Though it should have been cold The weather was … [Read More...]

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Forever Young

Dear Eitan, This morning, when you woke up,1 you asked to watch Sesame Street on television while you ate breakfast. As I … [Read More...]

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Holiday Show Video Tips

Now that everyone's phones can take videos and pictures, everybody is doing it constantly.  I can't go to one of my kids … [Read More...]

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My Christmas Ornament Obsession

I LOVE Christmas. It really is the most glorious time of the year (except for that perfect Fall day with a bonfire and … [Read More...]

DoGood

This Holiday Season: Do Good

It's an iconic phrase from an iconic TV teacher. The reputable Mr. Feeny. In what I regard as one of the most emotional, … [Read More...]