One foot forward – what a summer vacation can teach about determination

"Are you combing your hair with your toes?" is a question I never thought I would need to ask, but when your child is the human incarnate of a Gumby doll, I guess anything goes. My youngest, LT, has hypermobility, a condition that allows him to perform fun party tricks like the one above, but … Continue reading One foot forward – what a summer vacation can teach about determination

Temptation makes victory taste ever more sweet

There they lay, within reach, and yet to do so was entirely forbidden. It would be so easy, I told myself. All I had to do was open up one of kiddo's packaged snacks from the basket in the pantry and chew. All those delicious salty treats were mine for the taking. But I'd made a … Continue reading Temptation makes victory taste ever more sweet

Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC5PL0XImjw Earlier this year we introduced Her Royal Highness to water. Being that at least part of her noble ancestry can be traced to Labrador, she deemed that this introduction most pleasing (almost as pleasing as pillows, which she will tell you, remain at levels well beneath her station). Therefore, when we received an invitation to … Continue reading Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough

There are sharks in the water

One of the benefits of my day job is that I get exposed to any number of gadgets and electronics through customer interaction and trade journals. Last Fall, I came across a device (essentially a big magnet you strap onto your wrist or ankle) designed to repeal certain species of sharks, especially in shallow water. … Continue reading There are sharks in the water

Consistency is more than a personal habit

When I was a teenager I was lucky enough to get to go to Space Camp, a summer camp option made even more exciting after seeing the movie, SpaceCamp. While neither of my 'missions' accidentally launched a rag-tag group of teenagers into outer space, the camp at least introduced me to several other nerds like minded … Continue reading Consistency is more than a personal habit