17 JulJournaling You Children: Life Is Found in the Trivialities

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I hang to the belief that life is found in the trivial moments. I’ve try to capture those moments with my children. September 20, 1992 Yesterday we went for a picnic up American Fork Canyon.  We found a little place next to the river (creek) under the trees and ate tuna fish sandwiches, chips and […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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28 JunWe Ambushed Our Kids: They Never Saw It Coming

Let’s just say it’s Parents 1 – Kids 0. I’m a school bus driver, among other things, and all school year long I dream of summer. Now that summer is here I’m not going to waste one moment saying the words It’s too hot. It is plenty hot, but there are things you can do […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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26 JunJournaling Your Children: Puking with a Two-Year-Old

This when my second son was two. November 25, 1990 Dear Cory, The other day I was sick.  I had a very upset stomach and felt like I needed to throw up.  Mom and Tory were gone which left just you and me and Rory (but he doesn’t count because he was asleep).  I finally […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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12 JunLife of Ryan

I’ve kept journals for each of my kids. These include the near real-time entries from when they were toddlers to the letters I write them now as adults. Are you the parent of young children? You think you will never forget your times together, but you will. These entries don’t remind me of past times […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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24 MarSwimming in Estrogen—A Dad’s Experience at Dance Competition

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I have five sons. That’s a lot, right? I’m able to surround myself with all things male. We wear camo, shoot deer, talk football, scratch ourselves, and spit. My sons will raise an eyebrow and chuckle at this description. We find camo amusing and have never shot anything. We throw boomerangs and Frisbees and fly […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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15 NovDad Fails; or, Two for Two

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I’ve always been proud of the fact that I have eight children. I think it gives me the same pride as owning a yacht, or a 20,000 square-foot home, or a Ferrari, or the New York Yankees, except more so. The pride isn’t necessarily the number of kids, but my relationship with them. With my […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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11 OctLife Isn’t a Disneyland Event

I am a bit obsessive when it comes to the trivial details of life. I’ve always had the feeling that real life happens in-between the big Disneyland events. I recently read the biography of Eddie Rickenbacker. Eddie Rickenbacker lived big. I think the fact that most of you reading this don’t know who he is […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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30 AugFamily: The Hope of the World

I drove the ninth grade football team to their football game in Grantsville the other night. I took a long walk to the local library so I could write for a while. The library closed forty-five minutes after I got there so I had to walk back. My feet were tired so I laid on […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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17 JulHeidi, Family, and the Summer Triangle

I got roped into a part in a community musical. I was in a play back in high school (a long, long time ago). I was also in a couple of minor productions in college during the semester I thought I wanted to be an actor. In the decades since college I’ve never thought about […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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28 JunI Have a Twelve-Year-Old Daughter: Life’s Good

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I have children at several different stages of life. At the top end I have a son who is twenty-nine-years-old. At the bottom end I have a son who is ten-years-old. I have one child, a daughter, at a very special age—twelve-years-old. All the ages have something to offer, but at twelve-years-old this daughter has […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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