Tag Archives: Family

The Working Mom

13 Oct

My lovely wife has started a new blog series on our family blog, LifeIsFunWithKids.com. I’m excited to see where this takes her and I’m very proud of her first post, Staying strong amidst the chaos.

Source: The Working Mom

Though the World is Fast Asleep

10 Jul


This time of night was once quiet. I expected it to change when Gretchen arrived. I did not expect William and Elisabeth to be the ones crying or up more than her. It seems our middle Tweedles have acquired an internal alarm that goes off, waking them to call out to Daddy and Mommy, while their baby sister is actually sleeping.

This is only a season of our lives though, and it will go by too quickly. As Jen remarked tonight, before we know it William will be in high school keeping us up for bigger reasons than getting out of his bed. Therefore, I will cherish him getting up and coming to our bedroom wearing his Superman pajamas and carrying his Pooh stuffed animal. I will also cherish Elisabeth crying and calling my name after William finally goes to sleep. And I will cherish Robert being the only child to fall asleep and sleep through the chaos every night.

This being said, children, please go to sleep right now. All of you.

Love, Daddy


Sleepless Beauty

3 Apr

Dearest Elisabeth,

Thank you for sleeping in this morning. I would also like it if you would go back to sleeping through the night. I know once your sister gets here that she will be waking up often, so please let Daddy and Mommy save our restless nights until then. I do love the extra cuddles you give me when I am in your room at night. Thank you for being so snuggly. While my arms must be a nice place for you to sleep, your rocking chair isn’t the most comfortable place for me to sleep. I love you, pretty girl.

Love, Daddy


The Year Ahead

9 Dec

Our family has a lot to look forward to in 2014….

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My wife and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our fourth child, due June 5, 2014. What an unexpected, but incredible blessing this is. We told our family over Thanksgiving, and after the initial shock everyone is very excited. 😀


Another magical addition for the upcoming new year is that I will be serving on the 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel. After six years of applying, I am honored and overwhelmed to say that I have been invited to join the 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you all for the support and chEARs over the years! I still can’t believe it has happened. Uncle Walt was right….

“All of our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

I look forward to helping others plan their practically perfect Walt Disney World vacation.

Unwrap Festive Fun During the 12 Days of Christmas in July

13 Jul

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for some time, you probably know how much I enjoy the holidays. Our family loves decorating for the holidays and making new memories each season. Celebrating Christmas in July is something I started doing a few years ago, and this year MagicalDaddy.com will be full of festive fun.

We’ll take a look at what’s coming to Disney Parks this holiday season, share some of our own holiday memories, and I will be hosting my first ever giveaway!

Come back tomorrow as the 12 Days of Christmas in July officially begins.

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