Parents, are you a happy person?

Parents, are you a happy person?

The idea of happiness is an abstract one for parents. What would you consider happy and how do you get there? When it comes to being a parent, the question gets a little murkier. It always seems that being happy takes a backseat to being scared, worried, and generally...
Father’s Day podcast: What I won’t write about

Father’s Day podcast: What I won’t write about

Doing a Father’s Day podcast proved to be a challenging thing. I really wasn’t sure what to write or what to say because I have very little experience being a son and even less time being a father. So I started the week by pouring over the standard ideas...
Parents, our children are going viral

Parents, our children are going viral

Parents, we are raising a generation of children who are going viral. Everything our kids do and say is fodder for Internet fame. Sometimes that can be good. Scholarships and job opportunities are often earned through sudden moments of fame. The problem, though, is...
How can our childhood experiences make us better parents?

How can our childhood experiences make us better parents?

Turns out that my childhood experiences are having a great deal of impact on my parenthood choices. So I decided to spend some time examining how my life could make me a better father. The results were a blog and podcast on the topic. I tried to be honest and open...
Managing our sick son, dog through text messages

Managing our sick son, dog through text messages

There was a week where we were reduced to text message parenting. You see that? Literally five words that begin with the letter “w”. So yeah, our son and one of our dogs got pretty sick. That left us to split up the duties and figure out a way for us to...
Technology can help our kids learn, grow

Technology can help our kids learn, grow

Kids using technology, amirite? The boy loves his tech. He is basically a YouTube genius and has all the cool apps months before the other kids on the block. The amount of growth we’ve seen because of this technology has been significant. Things such as speech,...