Together We Mother: A Father’s Day Letter to my Dad

June 15, 2017


It’s easy to thank you for being the most incredible dad, father figure to Zack and grandpa to Owen with Father’s day right about the corner, but more than anything this year I want to thank you for being you. Last week when you visited us in Berlin it reminded me that most kids don’t truly realize the full lives their parents had before they were born. I had obviously heard stories about your time spent in the military, serving at Check Point Charlie, but to be here with you as you saw it for the first time in thirty years was such an incredible experience. It’s crazy to think about how different both of our lives might be if you went back for a second tour of duty like you had planned. Would you still be in the military? What would mom have done for work? Would I have been born in Berlin? Would I have been born at all? Would Anthony have been born? So much clearly hinged on the wall coming down, but so much in our family hinged on that wall coming down too.


Here are Ten of the Greatest Thoughtful, Non-Material Fathers Day Gifts

June 4, 2017

Last year I put together some ideas for Father’s Day over material objects and had such a great response that I figured I would expand upon the same sentiment this year. Our space is obviously limited these days and Zack and I have vowed not to take on any more unnecessary clutter through our travels, so while these are all certainly gifts, they are all non-material and in my opinion a little more thoughtful. Zack always goes above and beyond for any holiday and while it’s certainly not a competition, I want him to feel special this father’s day too so I’m getting a head start. I’ve organized these ideas in order of price range from lowest to highest. I’m not sure about you guys, but price is typically where I always start since we usually set a budget for these sort of things so hopefully that’s helpful for you. Zack, if you’re reading, get the heck out of here! Everyone else – let me know what you think and if you have any ideas I didn’t mention here.


Mom and Dad Made a Podcast – Episode 15

May 3, 2017

For our last NYC episode of Mom and Dad Made a Podcast TT came to town (AKA Zack’s sister, Riley)! Listen in as we chat about what it’s like to be a first time auntie, Riley’s undying love for Drake and Lil Wayne and her feelings on us picking up and leaving to travel with her nephew. Listen, download and subscribe here.

Mom and Dad Made a Podcast – Episode 13

April 5, 2017


The grandparents are manning the fort while we’re in Spain this week, but before we took off we all recorded our next episode of Mom and Dad Made a Podcast! Listen as we dig into current events in the parenting realm, chat with my parents about embarrassing moments in my childhood (and marriage) and really dive into how amazing it is to be a grandparent! Download, listen and subscribe on here.


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