November 26, 2019

DISCLAIMER: OUR VISIT WAS HOSTED BY THE ARENA DISTRICT.

ACCOMMODATIONS, ADMISSION, AND FOOD WERE COMPED. ALL REVIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE BASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND VIEWS. 

It’s been a very busy fall for Astronaut Harrison (and his mom and I as well).  I h...

September 28, 2019

One of the first signs of autism I noticed in Harry was at the end of Kindergarten.  Almost overnight, he began having difficulty making eye contact with me.  As we went through the diagnosis process and I learned more about autism and aspergers (the spot on the spectr...

August 21, 2019

When Harry and I started Small Steps Are Giant Leaps, I was trying to visualize how “Astronaut” Harrison was in his own little world.  That’s how I described it back then.  At pre-school, the playground, on a playdate with the local City Dads group, he was always fine...

March 11, 2019

So, if you’ve ever asked yourself what it would take to get your kids to read more or read a more diverse selection of books? For us it’s $19.99 per month, a Prime membership, and plenty of time together.

March 6, 2019

A few months ago a friend of mine who has been telling me for the last three years that I NEED to go to the Dad 2.0 Summit emailed me a link to The Oren Miller Dad 2.0 Scholarship which is awarded to first time attendees with funds donated by participants of past summi...

December 24, 2018

Buying and moving into our house this month has meant that we haven't been able to do very many holiday activities what with packing, moving, unpacking, and making way too many trips to Target and IKEA (and yes, we get Swedish meatballs EVERY time we go there).

Yes...

November 18, 2018

thank you to Jacob and his entire staff for making sure we didn’t miss anything on our first visit and for giving us the low down on a tip that usually only seasoned visitors know. We’ll be sharing his tip as well as two others I figured out at the end of this blog po...

September 19, 2018

A popular statement some of my Dad and Mom friends say when talking about travel with kids is “Yeah, we’re going to wait to do DC until Suzy and/or Jimbo are o

June 8, 2018

We just finished our first month of lessons at Goldfish Swim School - Dublin and I thought I'd share  a little about our experience so far.

#1 Why didnt we start lessons here sooner?  While Harry was nervous to start lessons again becuase of the whole water in the ears...

May 6, 2018

For the last day of our visit to Butler County, we started with breakfast at High Street Café in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.  Hamilton's main street looks exactly like a small mid-western town's main street should look.  In addition to the storefronts and facades tha...

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