Taking Time Out of Your ‘Me’ Time

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I’m a huge advocate of self-care. I believe we, as parents or caregivers of any sort – whether we’re leaders in a corporate or community context or a stay-at-home mom, dad, or primary caregiver for an elderly parent – have a duty to take care of ourselves. You have to tend to your emotional, spiritual,… Continue reading Taking Time Out of Your ‘Me’ Time

You’re not your kids’ cruise director

It’s inevitable. Our command to turn off electronics and ‘find something else to do’ results in a child or three wandering into the kitchen with a fussy face and a more-syllables-than-necessary version of the statement, “I’m bored.” The southern twang really comes out. My wife and I are in there cooking or catching up on… Continue reading You’re not your kids’ cruise director

Developing the Habit of Family Fun

Yesterday school started for our elementary aged children, and I was more nervous about it than I should have been. They were also a little nervous – if the day before school was any indication. You can always tell when it’s either a full moon or your kids are slightly anxious about something. Everybody acts… Continue reading Developing the Habit of Family Fun

21 Ideas for Your Family’s Code of Ethics

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In truth, these are 21 ideas for my family’s code of ethics. Feel free to give them a look and steal a couple if you’re like me and think about things like family codes of ethics. I’d rather call them something more whimsical, but I’m struggling at the moment, so I’ll stick with code of… Continue reading 21 Ideas for Your Family’s Code of Ethics

The Impossible Task of Learning Patience While Getting Kids Ready for School

I doubt I’m alone as a parent of school-aged children: one of the most stressful times of the day is between waking the kids up to getting the kids to the bus stop or to the drop-off. Can I get an amen to that? This week I made a commitment to myself. It was a… Continue reading The Impossible Task of Learning Patience While Getting Kids Ready for School

May I Brag on My Kids for a Moment?

Yes, they are incredibly talented and brilliant in a billion different ways, but that’s not what is on my mind. I don’t know if I will be able to paint the picture well enough, but I’m gonna give it a shot. I have three children: a second grade daughter and twin boys who just started… Continue reading May I Brag on My Kids for a Moment?