Traditions

Starting in November, or even earlier, the Holiday Season is chock full of traditions for most of us, but this is about more than just the holidays. While it may not be a tradition in the strictest sense, our eldest son and I go to a massive Lego convention every year and display Lego creations we design and build ourselves. The important part is that they are fun and matter to your family, not that they sound fancy or impressive to someone else.

Getting Started in Electric Trains

Getting Started in Electric Trains

You can name everyone on the Island of Sodor. You know who is emerald green, and who causes confusion and delay. As much as your child loves Thomas and Friends, they are getting bigger and you think it’s time to try electric trains, but you don’t know where to start. Our experience is that it’s Read More

New Traditions: Family Movie Night

New Traditions: Family Movie Night

We have a pile of unwatched movies and I bet you do too. They might be physical DVDs or Blurays, or they might be a virtual stack on NetFlix or Amazon Prime, but they sit there, taunting you, year after year. I got sick of it and instituted a family movie night. We take turns Read More

Family & Food: The Reasons for the Season

Family & Food: The Reasons for the Season

It is December and the holiday season is getting into full swing. I have always shopped throughout the year, so my shopping was done by sometime in November. Now that I have kids, it is even more important to me to have most of my shopping done by then because it lets me spend December Read More