I recently ended my tour as a Bear Scouts Den Leader and (due to lack of volunteers, momentum, and my organization skills) am now a Lion leader.  The official Cub Scouts site has a slew of free resources to help Den Leaders, scouts and their families.  Additionally, Scouter Mom is another resource for parents.


I am a creature of routine.  The older I get, the more I crave order in my morning, gym, and bedtime routine.  An Art of Manliness podcast introduced me to the concept of shark habits and pirate maps.  Shark habits are “one bite and done” activities that get put on autopilot so we don’t have… Continue reading routine


My son received an award the last week of his third grade school year for A/B honor roll.  At the risk of simply being labeled cynical, I quietly sat in my seat in the cafeteria and pondered the purpose of these awards at so early a stage in his schooling career.  Several of the boys… Continue reading Awards