Father’s Day: Mood Board

Why is it that all the father’s day cards are terrible?!  My husband complained about the selection at CVS, and I struggled to find anything good at Target.  I bet Olives and Grace has some hip cards and maybe Paper Source’s selection was better.  In any case I found one and we’ll make some too….

Thanks for The Memories: Artifact Uprising 

It started a few years ago for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to give the kids a little gift and they were beginning to outgrow the Beanie Boos (or so I thought- luckily my daughter let it slip that she was hoping I’d leave them a treat and a stuffie to find on the dining room…

Talking to Fathers

I have a father and for most of my life also had two grandfathers.  Now that I’m married I have fathers-in law.  Now that I have children I have a husband who is a father as well.  Until recently, when I’ve been interviewing several Boston area fathers for a few pieces I’m working on I’ve…

Father’s Day: No Crumbs in the Bed

It turns out that dad is not that into breakfast in bed. In fact I’m our family, the idea totally repulses him. My children’s father is fully dressed before he leaves the bedroom and a bit fastidious about his morning routine. The idea of having breakfast in pajamas of any sort with the potential chance…

The elusive perfect Father’s Day Gift

Part of what make’s finding the perfect Father’s Day gift so hard is that more often than not, it isn’t a particular thing that dad wants or needs.  More often than not what dad needs is more time, more sleep, more flexible income, more time with his buddies, more time with his kids, more time…