“Because I Want To.”

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

“Because I want to.” This was my toddler son’s response to my question about why he had chosen to pee down the heating vent next to the toilet. It wasn’t very reassuring to me, but … Read More

Fun Fall Traditions

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

Fall evokes a myriad of emotions and memories for most people. By the looks of the grocery store aisles, it certainly must evoke all things pumpkin spice. But for many dads, it often brings thoughts … Read More

Being a Good Friend

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

Our dog’s name is “Wilson.” Wilson is to me the best dog in the world. And if a dog is a man’s best friend, then Wilson is about the best friend I have ever had. … Read More

The Power of Books

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

My name is Kyle, I’m a librarian, a dad, and soon to be Charlee’s husband. My son (5) and her two daughters (5 & 3) blend into our family of three kids and a rascally … Read More

What I Learned Coaching Children’s Soccer

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

Let me explain. I was a network administrator. Sounds much more glamorous than it was. I basically worked for 10 hours straight through the night printing reports, changing out tapes and monitoring multiple screens to … Read More

Teaching Kids The Value of Work

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

Getting kids to learn the value of work is no easy task. When you throw in a couple of parents who most likely were raised with varying views of chores, allowances, and the appropriate age … Read More