A co-worker disclosed to me some stresses from his personal life. His daughter who is approaching the age of two has to have surgery on her kidney to improve function. Her second surgery since birth. Not sure of the stats, but you could probably catch a daily news story about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and their … Continue reading Playing with Rocks and Perspective
My daughter and I were debating the need to change her diaper, which at one-and-a-half means her saying no and running from me, in the middle of an extended family gathering on my wife’s side. The debate was a mild inconvenience and allowed me to step away and be with my daughter. Just as the … Continue reading The Good ol’ Days of Changing Diapers
It was picture day. My son even asked for, "hair stuff." His mom picked out his best school shirt, pants and he even seemed excited. We were walking down the hall on the way to the morning club before school when he asked for a belt. Or maybe it was more of a whine. His … Continue reading Are You Enjoying Being A Dad?
The day was a Saturday prior to an business trip. There was packing, prepping and organizing to do, not to mention family time that I wanted to soak up prior to departing. But I decided to nap instead. My 16 month old daughter seems to be a little anti-nap when it comes to Saturday. She's … Continue reading Taking Time to Take A Nap
Raising young kids takes up time. Lots of time, as an understatement. So much time is spent feeding, changing, cleaning and playing with them that when I rented The Force Awakens from the library, the DVD was never even inserted before the week loan period expired. Time. We are here for a short time. You … Continue reading Ninety Percent of My In-Person Time with My Kids is Happening Now
Be you. Discover your dreams and chase them. Don't let anyone hold you back. All of these inspiring and motivating sentences are great, and I'm a big proponent of dream chasing and self improvement. But how do I figure out who I am to chase my dreams? Or better yet, as a father, how do … Continue reading The Weight and Responsibility of Defining Your Child’s Self
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