I am in Barcelona for a workshop, met up with other participants and are headed out on the town for some wonderful streetside dinner. As the herd of foreigners slowly swarm down the streets, the conversation quickly turns to our children and loved ones (um…not that those are different) left behind. During this exchange, three points highlighted if you were a good Father/Mother. Do you … Continue reading The “Good Father” Litmus Test
Our second autumn walk took us to Höö Naturreservant. This is a very lovely place with multiple well marked trails, a B&B, and an assortment of animals and terrain. This area, on the north end of Mocklen Lake, has been established in order to preserve the old “peasant landscape”. The preserve includes farmland, cow pastures, forests, a lake, and a Bed & Breakfast that offers … Continue reading Höö: Another walk in Smalands
I have never gone mushroom hunting, nor is this post about mushroom hunting. But, I have a few pretty cool friends who do indeed hunt for mushrooms, so this post is for you. While enjoying numerous walks through the forest, S and I have stopped to take these pictures just for you! (It was also a really good way to engage K while tramping through … Continue reading Mushroom Hunt
As autumn is unfolding in southern Sweden, we are trying to get out every weekend for some good quality hikes. K has finally passed beyond the, “I really really don’t want to walk any more, carry me now!!” phase, so these hikes have actually been quite enjoyable. Below is a bit of our walk through Taxas Naturreservant. Continue reading Taxas: A Walk in Smaland
Following a year of being a stay-at-home dad, I am now back working full-time. And while I am definitely enjoying being back to work, there are a few notable things that I am missing. They are, in no particular order: Morning nap time…ah yes, it is 8am and time for M to go back to sleep for two hours. Such a pleasant way to restart … Continue reading Back to the Grind
Blink. It is gone. As the summer begins to set, memories of its rise fade away. As I scan back to late June, K excited about going to castles in Germany, M only concerned with playing with his older brother’s toys, and momma S returning from a work trip to Berlin just to pack again for our family vacation; I know that my account here … Continue reading Family European Vacation Pt 1: Bavarian Alps
When does your concept of home shift? At what point does that one particular tree, the one marking the turn down the road where your childhood home was, no longer symbolize the way home for you? I was on a plane recently, traveling back from England where I went for a week sans family. As my plane dropped altitude and banked gently to the right … Continue reading The Way-Sign Home
Today is my son’s birthday. It also happens to be my birthday as well. When my wife first got pregnant and we did the calculations and determined that K would probably be a July baby, two thoughts went through my mind: oh no…having a summer bday is tough, & I really hope we don’t have bdays too close to each other. Cancer’s tend to be … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sir K!!
For those dedicated readers out there…(maybe there are a few)…I have not posted in some time. I started this blog as a means to fill the spare hours of my day as I was learning to be a stay-at-home father. And during all those wonderful nap times, I had some solid moments to sit quietly with my laptop and relay events from my day. Then … Continue reading Blogging: It’s been a while.
Living in Almhult, Sweden is quite pleasant, especially with little kids. However, there tends not to be a whole lot to do in the small town itself, so we often find ourselves seeking out nearby attractions to enjoy life in Sweden with little kids. Below are three pretty quick and easy destinations that can help pass these beautiful spring days. Linnes’ Rashult: Carl von Linnaeus … Continue reading Rashult, Denningarums, & the Broken Castle