Dear Santa, Enclosed you’ll find Christmas lists from our three children – Jake, Sam, and Maggie. We are so proud of all three of them this year. Sure, they do the same kind of stuff that all 7 and 6 year olds do – it’s tough handling your feelings when you’re a kid. Every once… Continue reading Dear Santa – On Behalf of Our Kids
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?
To My Wife, On the Boys’ First Day of Kindergarten
You were dreading this day – this first day when our twin boys go off to school. You’ve spent time nearly every day with these two guys since conception. 10 weeks on bed rest in the hospital and at my parents trying to make sure that they were inside your womb’s protection long enough to… Continue reading To My Wife, On the Boys’ First Day of Kindergarten
Being a Better Dad By Being Less Disciplined
E.L. Doctorow once said that “writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the… Continue reading Being a Better Dad By Being Less Disciplined
A Non-Expert’s Guide to Influencing Children
I have three children: 4 1/2 year old twin boys and a 6 year old daughter. As much as I’d like to say that I have unlocked the formula to present children worthy of luncheon at Downton Abbey, it’s not really that simple. At church the other day, one of my twins staged a sit-in… Continue reading A Non-Expert’s Guide to Influencing Children