Category Archives: Inspirations

One of those moments when you think, “I’ve done something right.”

I know it has been a while since my last post, but life has a way of demanding your attention. Here is a small story from this past Christmas. Jake had received some money for Christmas. He asked me what … Continue reading

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How to support and encourage your kids, or “What the heck was I thinking!”

Wow. I didn’t really realize how long it has been since I wrote a story. Things have been hectic over the past couple of months with school, mainly high school, activities taking up a large amount of time.  I apologize … Continue reading

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It is OK to admit you are wrong,,,and to say “I’m sorry.”

Sometimes as parents, we tend to believe that we know exactly what to say or advise our kids on; especially when they are younger.  Because of this, we are often blinded to the possible negative effect our words and actions … Continue reading

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Smell the simple

Every spring since Cal was little we go out and look at the wild flowers. He happened to stop to smell one and my wife snapped this picture.  It is a reminder to just stop and enjoy the simple things … Continue reading

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Being a Hero – And Don ‘t Let Them Down

  I came to a profound understanding of exactly what being a father means when my oldest son was 8 yrs old and in 3rd grade. For the majority of his life, he knew his Dad being in uniform. Yes, … Continue reading

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Kids gain from encouragement – and return back to us

As parents, we are always encouraging our children to do their best or to give something a try.  We hope they get encouraged, but sometimes they learn a lesson that maybe we didn’t intend; to be encouraging to others. My … Continue reading

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Kids and Chocolate Milk

There are times when a child’s reaction to something is just hilarious,  especially if  it is something that most of us would be miserable over. When my youngest son was about 3 yrs old, there was one day that he … Continue reading

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Kids Inspire

One of the many things I have learned as a father is that your own kids can be an inspiration to you as well. It is often the little moments that can have an impact on you as a father … Continue reading

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