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Our Summer Was Sweet

At the start of the summer I sat down with the kids and they brainstormed all the things they would love to do over the summer. It was fun for them to dream up places to go and it was helpful for me to know what types of things to plan. I was rather fortunate that they didn’t get too crazy with their ideas and as you can see below we were able to check off most of the items on their list.

 

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The EasyWring Lives up to its Name


If I were to make a list of my most favorite things, mopping wouldn’t even come close to making the list. On the fun scale from 0 to 100, it’s a 0. But, unless you have wall to wall carpeting over every square inch of your house, it’s a necessary evil. Floors need to be mopped; you might as well use a mop that makes the job easier. As a stay-at-home-dad of 5, I need as much easy as I can get! Continue reading The EasyWring Lives up to its Name

Interview with an Author: Erin Frew

I don’t believe I have had the pleasure of interviewing anyone on the blog before, so I’m excited to debut another Sunshine Dad first. I had the privilege of getting to interview children’s author and illustrator Erin Frew.  Her book Golden Boy Bailey has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards.

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of writing a book myself, so I was eager to learn more about Erin and the process of writing a book. So without further ado, let’s get to it! Continue reading Interview with an Author: Erin Frew

Playground Interviews #9 Mother’s Day Edition

Yes , Yes, I know. Mother’s Day was nearly a week ago. I’m a little behind on my video editing and uploading. My apologies. My kids wanted to talk about their mom and they decided they should do it on the couch so it would be more special for her. I had a little chat with them about not being so crazy and they mostly listened.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Playground Interviews #8: Potty Words & A Snake

As they’ve started doing lately, the boys told me they wanted to do a playground interview and then they got all crazy. What is it about a camera that makes kids lose their minds? Actually plenty of adults lose their minds in front of cameras too. I think entire TV shows are based around this idea.

Anyhow, in our latest edition our friendly backyard snake dropped by to pay us a visit. I think he’s a black racer. We see him a few times a year. We let him be and he minds his own business for the most part. We ought to name him at this point.

Enjoy our ramblings about words we aren’t allowed to say.