The Warmth of American Girl Chicago

To say the temperature was 0 degrees was, at best, an understatement and, at worst, an injustice. The Chicago wind was howling, the holiday lights were rustling from the trees overhead.  The light, pretty snowflakes fell unnoticed as I hurried my kids toward American Girl’s flagship store on Michigan Avenue. We were freezing – and, … [Read more…]

Product Review: CozyPhones – Headphones for Kids

Any parent can understand the three biggest kid complaints on a road trip: (1) “This is taking forever!” (2) “Dad, he/she keeps touching me!” (3) “Dad, turn it up – I can’t hear the radio (or movie).”  The first two complaints are stone-cold locks that have no solution – well, except flying to your destination or buying a … [Read more…]

The Force Was With Us in Chattanooga

***Stop #11 on the #MiLBRoundTripper: the Chattanooga (TN) Lookouts*** AT&T Park would have been a perfect landing spot for Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon.  The home stadium of the Chattanooga Lookouts is positioned about 50 steps above the nearest downtown street level – a road appropriately called Power Alley. Fans would gladly climb those stairs tonight … [Read more…]

Lessons About Leadership Learned (and Lost) in Louisville

***Stop #10 on the #MiLBRoundTripper: the Louisville (KY) Bats*** There are a bunch of sports related monuments around Louisville, but my favorite stands in front of Louisville Slugger Field – the home of the Louisville Bats (Class AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds). The bronzed figure making an off-balanced throw in front of the stadium’s … [Read more…]