Our Children and Racism

We want to pretend that we don’t see color, and we even brag that we don’t; but let’s be honest, we do! It’s not seeing the color differences in skin that causes the problems…

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When Dads Stay Home

“I’ve run into burning buildings as a New York City firefighter, pulled swimmers from 40-foot waves as a big-wave surf rescuer, and taught Navy SEALs how to maneuver watercraft in open ocean. Even so, I will tell you that being a stay-at-home dad is an intense job.”…” I’m not doing mom stuff-I’m raising my kids…I get irritated when friends announce that their husbands are home ‘babysitting.’ They’re not! They’re caring for their kids.

Little Girls…Wow!

   Okay, as I’ve babysat through the years I’ve found such a difference in the genders, and it is nearly in all children; yes there are the exceptions but as a whole little girls, I’ve found, are amazingly controlling. Not in a bad way, so to speak, but in a way that lets you know…

Our Little Boys

  You walk into a room and this is what you see. Your little boy rough housing with your fairly new baby, or his stuffed animal; something. Little boys just can’t stop themselves. Of course I am generalizing and there are exceptions to this but for the most part I rarely babysit a little boy…

Chaos Ensues Back To School

It’s that time of year. It is a time filled with bitter-sweetness. Sweet because your worries about how to take care of your children while you work is gone until 3 pm or so, gone is the need for transportation during the day to camps, swimming, activities, etc., gone is the worry about if the…