A Few of My Favorite Things

This is just a post about some of the things I love about my kids 😊

I love both their smiles, especially when I first see them after coming home from work.

I love my son’s laugh when he thinks something is hilarious or he’s being tickled, I can’t help but smile when I hear it. Continue reading



This post originally was published by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

Peek-a-boo seems to be a game that nearly all young children love to play.  I’m not sure if it’s the anticipation of when they will see you again or the actual reappearance you make that they enjoy most, but whatever it is, peek-a-boo is often a favorite game of little ones.   Continue reading

Funny Faces

This post was originally published by the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub here.

What do you do first when you see a young baby? Do you smile, wave and all of a sudden start talking in a much higher pitch? Do you pinch their little cheeks or ask their adult (if it’s not you) if you can hold them? Do you start making silly faces at them to see if they smile or copy you? I know with my kids, I always liked to hold them so they could see me,then I could look into their eyes and smile at them and make lots of funny faces. Continue reading

Sunday Spotlight: Daddy Doin’ Work

For this week’s Sunday Spotlight I wanted to feature one of my favorite fatherhood figures: Doyin Richards aka “Daddy Doin’ Work”. He was one of the first guys I started following when I became a Dad and was looking for more information on how to be a good dad. Doyin is honest, funny, hard-hitting on tough topics and is clearly a phenomenal dad and advocate for dads everywhere. He’s published three books each of which I wanted to feature here in the Sunday Spotlight. Continue reading

Restaurant Survival Kit

Taking your kids out to a restaurant can seem like a daunting task – there are so many unknowns and unreliable timelines that at times it can truly feel impossible. When we go out to eat with our kiddos we want to be able to enjoy our time together, enjoy our food, and pay our check before anyone has a meltdown. Continue reading