My life is busy. Two kids under the age of five, a full-time job, a wife with a full-time job and all of the grown up responsibilities that come with running a growing household. I could easily say I'm tired. I can easily say I'm tired. Everywhere I look there is a floor that needs … Continue reading Letting Go, Letting God and Letting the Baby Eat Her Socks
The number one rule at my son's pre-school is: "Do everything to the glory of God." I could get used to this one pretty easily, as I am a man of faith and put effort towards working this rule in my own life. He's been attending this school for about 18 months, but I'm just now starting … Continue reading Sharing Toys, Tattling and Supporting Kids to Traverse Their Own Battles
I've heard the saying, "It's the journey not the destination," I don't know how many times, but it's still a conscious effort for me to put into practice. I like to check things off the list, tell stories about accomplishments and work for the bigger, faster, stronger American way. However, the older I get the more I … Continue reading Family Road Trip: It’s the Journey Not the Destination
I love the questions my son comes up with. I also like asking him questions in response to questions. "Why is the chair squishy like that, dad?" "Well, why do you think?" is a standard response he receives from me. And it's not that I am trying to be difficult or as some would say … Continue reading In How Many Days Am I Going to Die?
"I'll give you a snack if you get in the car." "Come to the dinner table or there won't be a bed time snack." "Stop whining or you can get your pajamas on and get ready for bed." Anyone with little kids will tell you the power of bribes and threats. After all, there are … Continue reading Incentives, Threats and Bribes for Doing Things My Way
I'm traveling for business and enjoying the people, topics and food at this conference surrounded by intelligent, business-minded, fun people from various parts of the world. However, my heart sank when I got on video chat with my four year old, and he asked, "Where are you, daddy?" You talk to pre-schoolers about anything outside … Continue reading A Solo Business Trip with Miles of Gratitude for the Little Things