Tag: parenting

  • Pause To Be Thankful: My Parents

    I have a lot to be thankful for. I come from a tightly knit family that sticks together no matter what, and as time goes on I realize just how rare that can be in this world. I’ve been blessed, while many have grown up in broken homes, full of dysfunction, without the safety and […]

  • Free Tips: Parenting Three Kids (morning edition)

    Here are some free tips for being a parent of three kids. When you sit down in an unknown damp substance, you need to roll with it. Finish feeding your 8 month old while the other two are eating. Resist the urge to run to your bedroom and change. Otherwise, the 2 year old will […]

  • He Watches Me

    My youngest son is almost 6 months old. He smiles most of the time and is in that stage between rolling and crawling around on the floor. I try to get up close with him a lot each day and see how much I can make him laugh. The trick is to look him in […]

  • Leadership Lessons from My Dad

    In my experience, strong leadership isn’t something that we learn in a lecture or a classroom. It is something we develop through our experiences, challenges, and the examples of others. Some people are a great example of strong leadership, while others are equally valuable to observe for the benefit of seeing the effects of poor […]

  • Life is Fragile

    Life is Fragile. I’m reminded of that all the time, so apparently I’d better remember this. On Monday I took my 37 weeks pregnant wife to the hospital, because she fell down a flight of stairs. I found her lying face down at the bottom of the stairs after hearing a loud noise while I […]

  • Things That Didn’t Used To Matter But Now Do, Part 2

    Here is my second installment of “Things That Didn’t Matter To Me That Now Do (Part 2).” For a complete picture, you also need to see Part 1, and Part 3 as well as my Top 10 List of Things I Don’t Care About Anymore (Part 1 and Part 2). 2. Sleep: Two kids will do that to you. As […]

  • Parenting: My kids do not exist for my benefit

    My kids do not exist to make me happy or fill a void in my life. As a parent, I am not looking to my boy to somehow give my life meaning and to my daughter for fulfillment that only God can provide. My role is to help shape him as a man turn him […]

  • Parenting: Sometimes we see painful reminders

    There are some people I just can’t understand. Walk through a store like Wal-Mart some time and you’ll generally see at least one parent shouting insults at their child in front of everyone else. I just don’t get that. Everyone’s home life is different, from schedules to relationships. I totally get that and I realize […]

  • Parenting: Being a Parent involves effort

    From the first few nights in the hospital room I knew I had work to do. My wife was recuperating, my son was sleeping wrapped in his blankey, and I was the guy hired to greet the nurses that came into the room every half hour or so. I would get up at night when […]

  • Parenting: Since becoming a dad, I’ve learned…

    Since becoming a dad, I’ve learned even more that I am not the most important person in my life. I’ve learned more about my role in the lives of other people. I cringe when I hear parents talk about the burden their children are, about how their lives have been changed for the worse and […]