The Gift of Children

It is so easy to forget how wonderful children are; especially when you are with them day in and day out. At least it is for me. I’m a care giver for children, and I get so busy feeding, diapering, ensuring safety, and teaching; that sometimes I forget to really watch them as they play,…

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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.

Man, I Had it ALL Wrong

Shame on me! I was at the Denver Children’s Museum with two of my boys that I babysit on December 30,2013, and man, was I taught a lesson! The Denver Children’s Museum was packed. It was winter break for all kids great and small so everyone was there. I had to park a gazillion miles…

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…

Answering their questions=Exhausting Day!

Miss Jaidene, where’s the pelvis? Why do we have a pelvis? Miss Jaidene, when will we be there? Miss Jaidene, why is Annikan good and then turns bad? Miss Jaidene, can we play on our iPads? Miss Jaidene, do you think that dinosaurs are the biggest things in the world? Miss Jaidene, where does the…