Warmer weather is here again, and there’s no better time to blow the dust off the backyard pool. Indeed, with several months of wet, rollicking fun ahead of the entire family, it can be all-too-easy to forget about the difficulties of late and throw all caution to the wind. But of course, if you really…

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Normally, when our 3-year-old great-granddaughter, Rebecca, sees Cal, a big smile breaks out on her face, then she runs to him, excitedly calling out, “Papa!” as she throws her arms around him. Even through the pandemic we see her most every week, but only on zoom. It’s fun to connect and watch her grow and…

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Several years ago, my 13-year-old grandson, Eddie, and I walked to the park near my son’s house in Stuttgart, Germany. Eddie enjoyed writing and dreamed of becoming an author, writing science fiction. He knew I had a little bit of experience writing and wanted to ask me some questions and get some feedback on something…

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In the spring of 2017, I traveled to Bamako, the capitol of Mali, Africa with my grandson, Calvert, to visit my son and his dad, Lt. Col. Paul Cazier. Paul was stationed in the US Embassy as the military attaché and was the highest-ranking US military officer in Mali. Mali is a land-locked country in…

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I was in the back seat of my Grandparent’s gigantic boat, well, actually it was a car, but one of those mammoth 1960s full-size four door Fords, the “longest, lowest, widest” cars that had ever been built, and it felt like you were the King, just sailing down the road. Grandma asked, “Anybody hungry?” and…

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We seldom see a kid doing homework without adult supervision. The kid homework should be designed to appeal to children. Parents need to adopt some interesting techniques to convince their children to do their homework. You can find the best baby items online to help you with the process.   Ways to encourage your child to do homework “How to get…

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