“I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again, because it is just going by too fast.” – Robert Rodriguez As a child it felt like I waited eons for Christmas to finally arrive, but as a grown adult the whole experience flies […]
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Remember the good old days, when you used to stay awake at night dreaming of summer? No school, no homework…just two months of relaxation and fun – right? If you’re a parent, you’re probably laughing uncontrollably right now. Why? Because you know that cabin fever sets in after two weeks are through, and being stuck […]
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“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” – Marvin J. Ashton “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” – Emile Zola All […]
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“The most decisive actions of our lives – I mean those that are likely to decide the whole course of our future – are, more often than not, unconsidered.” – Andre Gide No class, book, or amount of good-intentioned advice can truly prepare you for the ups and downs of fatherhood. When I […]
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As I was attempting to sleep in on Saturday morning, my blissful slumber was interrupted by the jarring sound of the refrigerator door slamming. I raced into the kitchen, to find my five-year-old heading toward his bedroom with an entire cheesecake and a fork! Parenting can be utterly exhausting at times! We work day […]
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“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 As a parent I genuinely hope that I’m passing on the right kind of lessons to my children. Sometimes, however, they end up […]
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“So, what’s it like to be a foster dad?” It’s a question that has worked its way into many a casual conversation since my wife and I joined a Foster-to-Adopt program. Well, let me help you with this. Sit back, close your eyes, and imagine the following… – You send your toddler to “time out” […]
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As we prepare to ring in the New Year this weekend, many of us will choose to be “two-faced.” No, I’m not talking about doing something hypocritical. The dawn of a new year typically causes us to reflect on our past even as we dream about the future. This phenomenon is why Janus (the Roman […]
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“A heart-based approach to parenting isn’t easy, but it’s where the significant work is done in a child’s life.” Dr. Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller, RN, BSN “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 As Valentines Day looms ever closer, spouses are scrambling to […]
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“I want you to play a game with me,” my daughter announced yesterday. “Well, it’s almost dinner time,” I answered. “Maybe we can play a game after dinner.” “I want you to play a game with me now,” she whined in that terrible, grating voice that all parents come to know oh-so-well. “You’re gonna have […]
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