When the How to Be Dad book came out years ago, my sister-in-law called to say that I'd better sit down and she would be right over. I wasn't, she said, going to believe my eyes when I saw the latest issue of the tabloid, The Star.
Anyway, long story short, Jack Nicholson had latched onto my book as a parenting guide and decided to go public with it. In a couple of interviews he praised my modest little book and described me as his "parenting guru". Very flattering.
I must admit that since then I've always had a sweet spot in my heart for him. Thank you, Jack.
If you'd like to read the complete article here's a link:
We hit another big number today on our Facebook page.
When these milestones come along I always marvel at the tremendous contribution the fans give to each other in the form of support and friendly criticism. All of us at HTPYB appreciate each and every one of you so much. Thank you for all of your kindness. You can't imagine how much energy all of us receive from your comments and thank you's.
If I"ve learned nothing else this past year it's how a few kind words from a stranger half way across the world can make someone's day...or month.
We have huge plans for this site in the next few months and I can't wait to get it all up and running. As usual, your friendship and involvement will be the key to any continued success we have.
Hi All, from Anne.
We're snowed in again on the east coast, just exactly the same as it was six years ago today when our baby Alexander was born. Here's a photo I took from my hospital bed as he enjoyed his first of many naps on Dad's chest. He was a beautiful baby (aren't they all?!) and has grown into an amazing 6-year old boy who loves all things construction, puzzles and mazes, Legos and more Legos, sledding and snow, reading and more reading...and shares Nick's passion for astronomy!
I know it's trite but boy, do they grow up fast. So I'm glad to have thousands of photos of the early years! Today Alexander enjoyed a new birthday book with an exhausted Nick who just arrived home from a week away--it took him 6 hours to cover the last 140 miles--so he'll check in with you all as soon as he's recovered.
Today is Teddy's third birthday, but for Anne and me January second will always be the anniversary of the big, scary day he arrived three months premature.
Teddy was a little over two pounds and spent his first three months in the hospital. He's at least two months old in the picture on the left—I know that because we didn't see him without tubes in his face for two months. I shot the other picture on Christmas Eve last week.
He's perfect in every regard except that he takes great joy in breaking his older brother's Lego creations.
As you can imagine, we are filled with joy today and proud of our beautiful big boy.
Every year I get requests from so many people asking for my How to Shoot Christmas Card Photos Tips. Well, here is my attempt at the most entertaining set of photo tips ever—time will tell exactly how useful they are. Seriously, underneath the major Hollywood production feel of this short film, I have buried some very serious thinking on the subject.
I wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season. Please help me to spread my little film around the world. Merry Christmas.
Here's the link:
I know this is very controlling of me, but after you click the link, then click the "full screen" arrows and crank up the sound—it's just better. Popcorn never hurts.
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