Tag Archives: Kids

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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Pigs vs Aliens

If you have spent any amount of time around young kids, you know that they can have imaginations that can run rampant.  As I father, I have to say that I have been amazed and entertained, a lot, by my … 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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Courage, Leaps of Faith, and “Oh Crap! What Just Happened?”

As parents there comes a time when our children do something that is quite unexpected (and outside what we thought of our kids) and leaves us dumbstruck momentarily as our brain tries to register what is was we just saw.  … Continue reading

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Boys, Potty Humor, and Why We Can’t Help Ourselves!

I read a post today in a fellow bloggers site, The Hilarity of Parenting, about relationships and being comfortable enough to fart. It was funny and it reminded me of a story about this topic from a kids perspective. Now, … 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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