Parenting

Are you a control freak?

Do I have control issues? Perhaps I do. But admission is 1/2 way to recovery…or something to that effect. I saw this Melted Snowman Cookie Tutorial on trulycustomcakery.com which looked very simple/creative. So we figured we’d (as in my 2 kids) give it a...

Three Keys to Success

Whenever I meet new people, after delivering a speech or simply along my travels, I often hear how “lucky” I am. While I understand that it’s meant well, the word “lucky” rubs me the wrong way somewhat, as if I danced through life with few sacrifices or few...

Give the Gift of Time this Holiday Season

Last holiday season, I took my girls to a nursing home to visit their great grandmother. As she was always so happy to see them and loved when they performed, this time she was welcomed with a little song and dance they had worked on for her. The sight of this strong...

Look Back Before Moving Forward

As we near the end of another year, it always helps to regroup and take a moment to reflect on the previous 12 months before we find ourselves in 2012. If I were writing this into a preschool TV script, I would simplify it as something like, “Stop, Think and Act.” We...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Growing up I was but one of the many boys/men that had the Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster smiling from my wall. I didn’t think much of it until Sunday, when doing a little holiday shopping. Mind you I’m no prude but, especially as a Dad, I cringe a little when I walk...

How to Connect with Kids

While having lunch on Monday with some co-workers, I couldn’t keep from glancing to the side at an adjacent table. There was an eight(ish)-year-old child with a woman who seemed to be either the girl’s older aunt or grandmother. On the surface, it looked like a...
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