Category Archives: Douglas

First Post for Grounded Parents: “That’s what we believe, right Daddy?”

Last week, I announced that I had been accepted as a writer on a new secular parenting blog called Grounded Parents. I’ve been enjoying reading the new articles by my co-writers, but I had nothing of my own to share. … Continue reading

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NASA, Nassau, and Baseball

We got back a few days ago from a Spring Break trip to Florida. We had a really good time with the boys and Oma (Jenny’s mom) as we took a short cruise to the Bahamas, caught a Cardinals Spring … Continue reading

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Baseball Heroes

After the ceremony for Stan, I said to Douglas “You’ve been really lucky – you’ve gotten to see Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra, and Stan Musial, and you don’t even know who they are.”

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A dollar here, a dollar there, pretty soon it adds up to real money

We’re starting Douglas on an allowance. Jenny looked at a lot of advice online before we decided what to do, and I think we’re happy with this approach. We’re hoping that he’ll learn about saving, the value of delayed gratification, … Continue reading

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I don’t even know him anymore

After we saw Toy Story 3, Douglas was so excited about it that he decided he was Buzz Lightyear. I wasn’t too surprised; such association seems normal, and I assumed it would pass. It’s now been months, and not only … Continue reading

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Hello, Wally and Eddy

The family just grew a bit:

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Matthew is home now

We brought Matthew home from the hospital this morning – everything is going well.  He’s spent the afternoon sleeping, nursing, and trying not to be smothered with love by his big brother. I’m posting here one of our favorite pictures … Continue reading

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Douglas was on TV

Yesterday, we went to the site of the I-35W Bridge collapse to see what it looks like – this is our first time in Minnesota since the collapse, and I wanted to see it.  While we were there, one of … Continue reading

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Biking with the Baby

We love to ride our bikes.  It was particularly nice when we lived in Hamburg, because the city and culture are set up for bicyclists.  Since we returned from Germany, we’ve hardly ridden our bikes at all, largely because of … Continue reading

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Douglas Edwin, One Year Old, How do you like the world so far?

Happy Birthday to our beautiful son!  It’s amazing that it was just a year ago that we were in the hospital meeting the new guy and nervously preparing for him to undergo major open-heart surgery to correct his TGV. Now, … Continue reading

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