Author: mrjones

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Just Like Momma Use to Make

  This was my mom Alice: She studied home economics in college then taught it for several years. She even created one of the first high school home economics programs for men in the...

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Meat…it’s what’s for dinner

Over the past couple of years we’ve made an effort to change how we eat. Well…how the adults eat. We have yet to break some of our kids from the cycle of deliciousness that...

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A Tale of Two Ice Creams

My family would regularly make hand-churned ice cream for summer festive occasions. Memorial day and July 4th in particular were not complete without our homemade Cookies and cream, chocolate cookies and cream, or butter...

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Incredibles II and Super Dads

I loved The Incredibles. It really is one of my favorite super hero movies. For those of you unfamiliar, The Incredibles tells the story of a family of superheroes–the Parr family–forced to hide who...

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5th Grade Memories

L, our oldest child, completed elementary school this year. I really wanted to be involved and volunteer at her school, but having children who are not in school full time makes that difficult. Rather...

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Birthday Invasion

On Saturday, our daughter “A” had a birthday party for a classmate at her preschool. The Good Doctor had worked overnight and then also had to work the morning/early afternoon to cover anesthesia in...

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Let me sum up…

So  I was going to do a great post wrapping up the last of the year,  but as a wise man once said, there is too much. Let me sum up. My wife, The...

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Zen and the Art of Yard Maintenance

As a child, yard work was mostly a forced labor exercise. A chore to be done. Saturday morning my older brothers would mow the lawn and I would rake. We would weed the garden,...

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How Do You Do It All?

At a birthday party we hosted for our 2nd child I was chatting some of the parents as I interacted with each of my 4 kids. I could almost see the wheels turning in...

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HasBeen at HASCON

Hasbro, the global toy company,  participates in many conventions (Star Wars Celebration, BotCon, GI Joe Con, Comic Con, etc) every year, but this weekend was  the first time the company itself celebrated all of...