Category Archives: CJ

Math Test

I really don’t remember taking any tests in first grade, but I suppose with all the talk about assessments, common core, and the U.S. being so behind relative to other developed nations, I’m not surprised first graders are being challenged … Continue reading

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Washington, DC [April 2017]

Long overdue. Way back in April during spring break we took a four day road trip to Washington, DC. Grace and I were last in DC together probably around 2005 or 2006. This time we decided to leave our car … Continue reading

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White Belt Pro

Last week, after a month of training, CJ earned his first taekwondo white belt. As always, we’re so proud of our son, especially for continually trying and not giving up. We want CJ to grow in grit and perseverance, and … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Pro

Grace and I so thankful that CJ has not only completed kindergarten, but did so so successfully. He’s learned and grown a great deal since ten months ago, we’re so proud of our boy, so very proud. CJ’s self-portrait. All … Continue reading

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Champion’s Taekwondo: Lesson 1

My friend convinced me to purchase a $39 Groupon for 15 Taekwondo lessons and a uniform at Champion’s Taekwondo in Bayside. Since I do my own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, this was obviously for CJ. Of course, CJ was anxious going … Continue reading

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I’m Sick

Today CJ stayed home from school because he wasn’t feeling well and had a fever. He rested and slept for most of the day and towards the end he was feeling a little bit like himself.

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4’s

CJ received his second report card for kindergarten and Grace and I are so proud of our son. We’ve always suffered from the fear that CJ will be at an academic disadvantage because of his age relative to his immediate … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Algebra

I was pretty upset when I was helping CJ with his math homework this afternoon because he basically had to solve a math problem along the lines of 7 – 2 – x = 3. Really? For a five year … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Snow Tubing

Last week we took a short road trip to the Please Touch Museum near Philadelphia, and then snow tubing in the Poconos. I foolishly didn’t check my GPS’ settings which led us an extra hour through the Holland Tunnel and … Continue reading

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Daddy…What Happens Next?

We’ve been weary of bringing our kids to watch a movie in a theater mostly because of the insane cost of tickets and food. Well, this week CJ and I had the week off from school and I was free … Continue reading

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