Monthly Archives: October 2011

Saturday Family Time in the Fall: Corn Maze

115.  H2O is inside a fire hydrant, what’s on the outside? “Two answers, I’m not sure which one they want,” I said.  Zach fussed in my arms.  It was a little chilly and a little after noon.  We had been … Continue reading

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Our First Night Away From Zach

I came home from work.  Zach moaned and cooed and gurgled at his blue plush dog which meant he was excited to see me.  I picked him up and he whined and grunted, reaching for his dog.  I looked at … Continue reading

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What to do when your baby is less than six months old and baseball playoff season starts…

All the peer-reviewed parenting guides my wife read to me while she was pregnant and I was on the Internet stated that babies shouldn’t watch more than four hours of tv a day before they’re six months old. Dilemma:  Zach is … Continue reading

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Hiking: Kansas Style

I pulled on my hiking pants, my second favorite snow-shoe race shirt, and the front baby carrier.  Kris grabbed the gorp and slid Zach’s legs through the holes in the carrier.  We set off down a paved path that promised some of … Continue reading

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