Infusing it with Fun

The article Learning from Our Kids: 5 Ways to Make Parenting More Fun by Vicki Botnick, MA, MS, MFTI really resonated with us. Matt and I very much believe that a key component to life is finding ways to make it more fun. It really takes a lot of the labor out of tasks. For... Continue Reading →

Our Pennsylvania Family Network

Hello again; this is Matt bringing you this blog entry.  It’s been awhile since I’ve written; this time, I have a solo experience to report.  Interestingly, even though I’m writing about my trip to Pennsylvania on own, I think this blog post is really about Ryan. I recently traveled to Pennsylvania for my cousin’s son’s... Continue Reading →

No-Drama Discipline Workbook by Siegel and Bryson

  No-Drama Discipline Workbook by Siegel and Bryson I love the accessibility of this book. It is easy to ready and fosters parental insight without any shaming, but rather coaching and encouragement. Unlike The Whole-Brained Child Workbook, these skills seem to apply not only with elementary school children, but children across all age groups (no... Continue Reading →

New Merchandise

Thanks so much to Dublin Roasters and Serina for continuing to allow us to sell our fundraising merchandise in the cafe! We have noted that fundraising has been much more successful at Dublin Roasters than on Etsy. We have temporarily closed the Etsy store and moving the remaining merchandise to Dublin Roasters. In addition to... Continue Reading →

Losing a Family Member and Friend

I have spoken with some frequency about my grandmother in these blog posts, but I don’t want to take away from my grandfather. He too instilled many values in me. Among them were being kind and friendly to strangers (I am often the guy at CVS who has a stranger walk up to him in... Continue Reading →

Pride Month

June is Pride month. Throughout the month, I reflected on what Pride means to me. As you may have read in previous blog posts, I was a born-again, evangelical Christian attending a Puritan Christian school between two cornfields when I realized that I wasn’t straight. When I would reach out to others for support, I... Continue Reading →

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