Tag Archives: Parenting

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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“Danger Will Robinson” and the lack of social filters?

I have been remiss in my writings lately; not to make excuses, however it has been busy around the household with football season having started up (my oldest son plays in the Marching Band) and diving season having started back … 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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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 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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