Monday, May 18, 2015

Dear Franklin Drivers -- Let's Talk

Ok, guys -- we need to have a chat.  A little heart to heart.  Some of the citizens of our fair town seem to be under the impression that a deadly menace lurks at our city center.  A whirling vortex of death with all the worst traits of a cyclone, a black hole, and a roller derby.

That menace is:  The Downtown Franklin Traffic circle.

I am here to help you conquer your fears and tame the wild beast.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Williamson County Renaissance Festival

We had a great time at the Williamson County Renaissance Festival yesterday!  I thought I'd share a bit about it - it's good family fun!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What's so great about Williamson County Schools, anyway?

As I discussed in my previous post, one of the biggest draws for us to Williamson County was the quality of the school system.

Last week, I was talking to one of my co-workers about that fact.  She lived elsewhere and didn't have children, so, she really didn't know much about the educational system.  She asked me -- "So, what is it that makes Williamson County Schools so good?"

At the time - I really didn't have all that good of an answer.  But, I've thought about it some more and would like to share my thoughts here --

Friday, April 24, 2015

Who Is WilCo Dad?

Since I'm launching this blog to reach a new and hopefully broader audience, I thought it might make sense to give a bit of my background.  My eventual goal for this blog is to comment on all things related to raising a family in Williamson County, TN.  These posts will be heavily dosed with my personal opinion on things, so, it might be useful to know my background that informs that personal opinion.

So, lets get into some history, shall we?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Williamson County Flag Football

We had our second game in the 7-8 year old league last night.  I managed to catch a few videos of the action.  Some more thoughts on the league as a whole at the bottom.

Here's Logan's offensive highlight:

Our defensive highlight... they blew the play dead, but, he was in position!

Our defensive not-so-highlight...

All in all, I am LOVING kids flag football.  Much more entertaining to watch than kids soccer.  Logan seems to enjoy it too.

The program as a whole is really well run.  The facility is excellent (although it could use a few more bleachers).  All of the parents that we've met have been good folks.  We haven't come across any of the stereotypical "over competitive dads" or anything yet.  However, we did overhear a couple of guys last night trying to break down play-calling tendencies... which is kinda funny.

I will say that the team we played last night seemed really good.  It was obvious that they had practiced more than we had.  I'm hoping that the league as a whole remains competitive and the teams are all pretty even.  I don't know enough yet to say if there are any "ringer" teams in place or not.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Welcome to WilCo Dad

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my new blog - WilCo Dad.

This blog is going to focus on topics related to family and parenting in Williamson County, Tennessee.  I'll address topics dynamically as they come up in our family life.  Things like entertainment activities for kids, navigating the Williamson County school system, local youth sports... it's all fair game!  We may touch on a few tips and tricks that I come across that I think might be of interest to other parents.

Long story short - if you are a parent in Williamson County or wonder what it is like to raise a family here -- This Blog is for You!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why haven't we figured kids out yet?

So, in a post from a few days ago, I alluded to the fact that Tyler has been having some behavior problems at school.  I wanted to talk about that a little more today and talk about what we've done (and are doing) about it.