Christmas Excitement

I’m not going to lie – there’s a lot of Christmas excitement in our house this year thanks to my son.  I might look like this on the outside, But I feel like THIS on the inside – My son is now at the age where he is starting figure out that Christmas is different from other […]

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Social Smile

One of the most amazing things you get to experience as a parent is your baby’s first social smile.  The social smile typically develops between 4 to 6 weeks of age and is markedly different from the “gassy” smile which is usually followed by a cry or an earthshaking eruption from your child’s diaper. The social smile makes […]

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Storm Door Love

There it is in front of you. It’s see-through, yet reflective. You climb up the stairs of the porch and approach the storm door like an old friend. You brace yourself against the storm door with your hands and lean forward so that your nose gently kisses the glass and leaves an oily spot. You […]

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The Wait

The wait for your child’s birth is not always easy, but sometimes forces beyond your control help you along the way. One of my dad’s favourite things to say was, “What you always running around for? Take it easy.” A few weeks ago, my wife, son, and I were “running around” frantically trying to catch […]

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The Survivor

The following is the eulogy that my sister and I wrote for our father who recently passed away. He was a holocaust survivor and man of strength, generosity, and character. His spark for life, charisma, and the twinkle in his eye live on. Our dad was a survivor. I once asked him how he was able […]

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A Near Hit

  Sneaky, Sly, Stealth. His weapon concealed Beneath the water. Out of sight, Imperceptible, To those who love him most.   “Up, up,” “Up, up.” He looks for an ally For his coming crime – A partner To help carry out his bidding. “Up, up,” “Up, up.”   Two hands extend. Two more hands reach […]

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It’s Bedtime. It’s Stage Time!

Do you have a toddler? Does his or her bedtime routine include crying, hiding in corners, and going Ultimate Warrior on the side of the crib? For many toddlers this has become their reality as they seek autotomy and control over their environments. Once the crying stops, however, that’s when things REALLY get interesting. It’s […]

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