Can you imagine what it must be like for most people (and even some household pets) to tower above you? Add to that a toddler’s limitless imagination—unencumbered by years of practical knowledge and assumptions—and they practically live in a whole other world than our own. One of the kids’ book I’m working on explores this perspective, so I’ve been keeping my eye out for glimpses … More Child’s-Eye View
Nostalgia: pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past. Where is your most nostalgic place? For me, it would definitely be my childhood home. Because before it was my home, it was my dad’s… and his brothers’… and my grandparents’. My first memory on RR 66 includes a hazy, toddler-height view of my … More Nostalgia
You can’t be a parent without connecting the dots to how you were parented. It’s involuntary… and eye opening. In honor of Father’s Day, here are 10 things my dad taught me, all of which I see developing in my own parenting style.
When I worked at Cranium (before it was sadly decapitated by Hasbro) we had a saying we applied to every game and toy we created: Surprise and delight. When I think back to my childhood, it’s the “surprise and delight” moments that really stand out—something wonderful that happened on some ordinary day, suddenly making it … More Surprise and Delight