I cried every day for a solid 12 months when I was dropped off at kindergarten so the outlook isn’t pretty for my girls.  My mother will remind you, me, and everyone who will listen of this fact as frequently as possible. The girls just finished their respective “transition weeks” at school.  This is the

End of Naps

Julianna almost never naps at school.  She will occasionally nap at home but we try and limit that.  We sometimes encourage her to just stay in her room for a little while and “rest”.  She can get out of bed and pick a few books to read.  Generally, this is the plan at home and


For 6 days last week I was a single parent. My wife had to go away for work leaving the girls and I in what would be a mayhem-filled week of lunacy…or… This was to be a test, and one that I was eager to take.  You see, in the past, I’ve been alone with

Eat Your Heart Out Baryshnikov

Since September, Julianna has been going weekly to a ballet class.  Last year we tried gymnastics with mixed results.  This year, it was ballet.  My wife and I essentially alternate who takes her to class.  The parents all sit outside while the girls in the class “dance”.  The goal is to get the class on

Shadow Routines

My wife and I usually split bedtime duties.  We each take 1 daughter and handle their respective routines.  Both girls have their things that they like to do and it turns out they both do their best to manipulate us differently. Sometimes, when my wife and I recap, I’ll tell her about some of the