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
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
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
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?
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
I love my daughter and hope that when I’m 72 and beyond, I’ll be taking her on dates when I can. We recently went to the Chick-fil-A daddy-daughter date night and had a blast. The Fight against Dirtbaggery During the evening, I remembered something I heard a young preacher say after a day with his… Continue reading Daddy-Daughter Date Night and Dirtbags