Category Archives: Being Dad

Being Dad: London and Legoland, a very British weekend


Last weekend, we took the kids to London with the ultimate goal of heading up to Legoland in Windsor. We found that the Premier Inn next to King’s Cross was conveniently close to the Eurostar station and both clean and … Continue reading

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Being Dad: A Surreal Parisian Open Doors Experience


Living in the City of Lights has its ups and downs and a large share of surreal moments – particularly when dealing with any portion of the French administration. Saturday, the various municipal centres for sports (besides the city pools … Continue reading

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Club Review: Village Vacances du Soleil aux Menuires – Good Family Vacation Spot in the World’s Largest Skiing Domain


As I have done on a few occasions (like here and here), I thought I’d give my readers (particularly those in Europe that are parents of little monsters) my impressions from the ski vacation I just finished at the Village … Continue reading

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Lego Strikes Again: Legends of Chima (2013)


One of my more popular articles on this blog was this one on Legos. My kid still is nuts for Ninjago (and has inspired a little work idea that colleagues have chuckled at but been motivated by (feel free to … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Cherbourg and the Cité de la Mer


I had already visited Cherbourg for work a few times (more on that in a moment), but had never brought the family up to the edge of the Cotentin in Normandy to this port-town known as a one-time marine port … Continue reading

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Book and Movie Review: Charlie (and Willy Wonka) and the Chocolate Factory


Over the summer holiday in Italy a few weeks ago, I was in a bookstore looking for a few books for the family and I stumbled upon Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I had never actually read … Continue reading

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Being Dad: Things they don’t prepare you for


I remember growing up more or less scared shitless about hell. I imagined this awful place to which I’d certainly be condemned for 1/ jerking off too much 2/ lusting after Gina So-and-So at Bible study 3/ stealing quarters out … Continue reading

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Travel with Kids: The harrowing return flight


The flight back home from Miami wasn’t actually as bad as I had imagined. Since it was a night flight, they were relatively tuckered out. My son slept across two seats. Since I had taken the window seat but behind … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Venetian Pool and Allen’s Drugstore


Once back from Naples, I took my son on his raincheck over to one of my childhood favorites: Venetian Pool in Coral Gables on De Soto Road. Now, granted it has changed over the years – the hole in the … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Everglades National Park and the Anhinga Trail


Today was a bit slower for the kids. A little pool-time, a good Cuban lunch (Mario’s Latino Café in Homestead – highly recommendable!) and a good nap in the morning. Naturally though, the day that they take a deep nap … Continue reading

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