Tag Archives: daughters

Review: Go! Go! Sports Girls Make Great Gift for Young Girls

Review: Go! Go! Sports Girls Make Great Gift for Young Girls

My recent post about my daughter’s decision to NOT ask for Monster High dolls for Christmas sparked an online conversation with the makers of Go! Go! Sports Girls–a line of dolls developed to deliver a fun and educational way to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of daily exercise, healthy eating and sleeping habits, self-esteem and overallRead More

My morning with dad: capturing magical memories on a dirt road drive.

My morning with dad: capturing magical memories on a dirt road drive.

Blustery. It’s about the only word to describe the weather this morning. And it’s one of my dad’s favorite kinds of weather. Gray skies, crisp temperatures…perfect for driving the dirt roads and capturing raw Kansas beauty. Despite the teeth-rattling winds, we headed out this morning, Sony CyberShots in hand, and completely enjoyed a dad-daughter photoRead More

Tough Enough for Tea Parties

His heart is strong. His hands are rough. When it comes to his girls, he gives more than enough.  He can build with timber.  He can build with blocks. When his girls need love,  his heart he unlocks.  If it’s broken, he fixes.  If it’s damaged, he mends. His girls are his world. His loveRead More

Moms: Show Your Daughters You’re Not a Weenie

Today, I took my daughter fishing. For the first time in her short three years on earth, she threw a line into the water, and watched with giddy anticipation as the bobber floated and danced. While I realize a child’s first fishing trip is usually a right of passage reserved for fathers or grandfathers, IRead More

She Is

She is sunlight streaming through glistening Cottonwood leaves.She is the tinkle of wind chimes on a summer evening.She is a tepid breeze that lifts the hair off your neck.She is the sweet smell of sun-warmed yellow roses.She is my daughter.   Read More

Dear Lord, Please Let My Daughters Be Awkward

Believe it or not, this is actually a prayer I’ve offered for my daughters. Strange? Maybe. Genius? Definitely. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t wish for them to be permanently awkward (although I would love them no less). Rather, one of my greatest hopes for them is to suffer through a few awkward years, andRead More