Wow! What a Ride!

Living life to the fullest seems to be a popular concept to embrace when we are young and starting out. There are many new things to experience and dreams to guide us as we set out to make a life for ourselves. Lots of life happens in the middle, and then there’s the “bucket list”…

I Refuse to Grow Up

I remember when I was just a boy, my mom would tell me “You’ve got it pretty good, Brian. I would love to go back to being a kid again.” I think every adult I knew while growing up told me that at least one time. As a young child, I always wanted to hang…

Talking moves us forward

Anyone who has tried to decipher two-year-old speak knows it is no easy task. We know they are trying to tell us something, but we may have no clue what that something is. Don’t feel bad if it takes a while to figure it out. The important thing is that we realize they are learning…

Geocache your way through Switzerland

If you haven’t heard of geocaching, you should check this out. It might be the easiest and most affordable way to explore Switzerland. In fact, you can do this almost anywhere in the world. It requires very little planning and is fun for the whole family. Start by giving it a shot somewhere close to…

The Hills Are Alive

My family is nearing the end of a week filled with fevers, chills, body aches and runny noses. All of us came down with the bug, one by one. Ski break is over and the kids go back to normal routines tomorrow. My column was due yesterday. It’s time to get creative. The plan for…

“Well, That Escalated Quickly”

Sometimes being a parent feels like this. Imagine that you are sitting really close to the greatest fireworks display you have ever seen. You are really enjoying the show and feeling awesome. Then, one little firework tips over and shoots sideways. It hits a larger one which then proceeds to rapidly take out all of…

Traditions New and Old

  I have great memories of getting together with family during the holidays. It was always crazy and sometimes there would be drama, but it was nonetheless something that happened every single year. I have warm memories of Christmas Eve at my great-grandma’s house, playing with my great-grandpa’s old tools, the anvil, and his funky…

Go Ask Your Mom!

I know my children need their mother and me to help them learn all of life’s lessons. We will try our best to be there always, to help and guide our children through all stages of development. I also understand that as children age, they are influenced by friends and others outside of the family…