A Titanic Experience

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You know about our camping trip. But did you know that it all started with the Titanic? My 6-year-old son is a Titanic fanatic. He first got interested in the Titanic about a year ago, after we picked up a book about the famous wreck at a local garage sale. He poured over that book, […]

Parenting Writers on Parenting

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The best part of my cruise/conference? Getting to hang around with a lot of other writers who also happen to be parents. Some of the brave souls (such as Blog Salad’s Ron Doyle) brought their children along with them. The rest of us had much more fun. We sat around the karaoke bar, sipped grown-up […]

Re-Entering the Real World

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If it wasn’t for the scar on my finger, I wouldn’t believe it myself. Just a few short days ago, I was snorkeling in the Bahamas. The water was aquamarine, the temperature was balmy and the company, sublime. (The scar, if you’re interested, is the result of an overly eager fish. I had fish food; […]

Snapshot Sunday: My Fish!

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I am not much of an angler. Boy #1, however, is a fishing fanactic — and a pretty talented one at that. This summer he guided me to my very first Northern pike.

5 Tips for Surviving Air Travel with Boys

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Is there anything worse than traveling cross-country by air with four small boys? Well, yes — not traveling and deadly disease come to mind — but when hubby and I traveled to California two summers ago, kids in tow, for my brother’s wedding, we both agreed that traveling via covered wagon might be a more […]