Kaitlyn & Skylar, "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling was one of two "Kokie Songs" we used to sing together as a family. The other Kokie Song was Natalie Merchant's "Kind & Generous," which was the first song Kokie and I listened to at the start of every road trip we took together. (For … Continue reading Wherever You Will Go
Well, you may have forgotten how I came up with the phase, "I love you to the end of the universe and back, and then some." It is actually a phrase Kaitlyn and I came up with after reading the book, "Guess How Much I Love You," when she was 3 or 4 years … Continue reading How much I love you
Kaitlyn and Skylar, Yesterday I saw a mother and her two young children (4 & 2) picking blueberries. The first memory that came to mind was reading each of you the book "Blueberries For Sal" when you were two or three years old. This book was one of the first books your mom and I … Continue reading “Blueberries For Sal”
Kaitlyn & Skylar, Happy 4th of July! Wish we were able to celebrate together. This morning, I decided to make french toast. But, you know this isn't just any ordinary french toast. I remember the first time I made it for you when the two of you were little. Rather than make waffles (cornmeal, beer-battered, … Continue reading Daddy’s Delicious French Toast
Here are 5 Common Behaviors of Alienating Parents: 1. Bad mouthing the other parent to the child and in front of the child Frequently alienating parents will say extremely negative things about the other parent not only in front of the child but to the child as well. The negativity can reach a level of an … Continue reading 5 Behaviors of Alienating Parents — The Long Term Effects of Parental Alienation
It hit me over the weekend: this will be the first summer in Kaitlyn's, Skylar's and my lives that we do not get to see each other at all. As for summers past, we always had our week vacation in Ocean City, NJ except for one summer when we decided on a stay-cation at home. With this … Continue reading Our first summer apart
As the title to this blog suggests, my daughters' childhood with me and my fatherhood with them have been interrupted. The purpose of this blog is to provide my daughters, Kaitlyn and Skylar, with memories of their childhood from my experience as their father, a role I cherish to this day, and, hopefully, an understanding of how … Continue reading Why a blog for my daughters?