Published: 1 year ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   5 Statements Your Kid Needs To …

Published: 1 year ago

Duly Noted

I am the dad of three sons. Correction. I was the dad of three sons. Or still am. For fifteen years “Male Father of Male Offspring” might as well have been on my business card. Merriem and I grew accustomed to it: rough horseplay, body odor, …

Published: 2 years ago

I Find Your Lack of Knowledge Disturbing

Like all good citizens of the world, I am anxiously awaiting the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise. I have fond memories of my nine year old self playing with my Jabba the Hutt Tattoine palace playset (complete with Sy Snootles and …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Parenting 101

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   When you have four kids, people wrongly assume that you’re a parenting expert. They come by the droves asking advice, lining …

Published: 3 years ago

Graduated Reality

It’s a text that a parent is never quite ready for. I was sitting in a meeting yesterday afternoon when the familiar “ding” escaped from my phone. Noticing that it was a message from one of my sons, I peeked. He’d sent me a photo, …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three for All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy.   Why Kids Need to See Their Parents Serve. (via @Lifeway) Spot on counsel from Jana Magruder. (click for …

Published: 3 years ago

And There She Goes: Reflections on Day One of Preschool

The word for the day is “bittersweet.” This morning we did one of the things I’ve dreaded since my daughter came into our family: we sent her off to preschool. We’ve never been a preschool family. It’s not that we don’t believe in it. It’s not that …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy.   Ready or Not, the Class of 2018 is Here! (via @robertvadams) If you feel like feeling old today, …

Published: 4 years ago

From Death to Life

  As weekends go, this one was huge. We celebrated my oldest son’s high school graduation on Friday, and my dad’s 75th birthday on Sunday. Both are big milestones. Both were worthy of a big hoo-rah party. But in the larger economy, neither of …

Published: 4 years ago

Surreal. That’s the only word that can describe the feeling in our house today. Our oldest…our firstborn…the kid who made us parents will be walking across a stage tonight to get his high school diploma. I couldn’t be prouder of the man my child …

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