Teach Them To Lose

Do you have any participation trophies on your bookshelf? You know what I mean right? You were on the team so you received an award. Maybe it’s a soccer medal that would be exceptional if it were not hanging around the necks of every single child in the entire league. See, there is nothing exceptional […]

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Technology Rules for Children

There is an ongoing conversation, in regards to child rearing, about the amount of technology that a child should have access to and at what age. Everyone is different in those regards as many people allow no access to technology while others start providing their children with cellular devices shortly after they are born. As […]

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Create More Time

I remember a time (about 13 or 14 years ago) when I was having serious questions about whether this family life was ever going to happen for me. Now, I’m eleven years in and I am closer to seeing one of my kids leave the house than I am from the day I brought her home. This […]

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Draw a line somewhere

I am not saying that we should view our children as nothing more than our subordinates that we boss around all the time. However, in order for our children to develop into responsible adults (that should be every parent’s goal), we have to maintain a decent amount of authority over them. Attempting to be their […]

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My baby boy

5 years ago today, Elisa and I woke up around 5 in the morning, loaded up in the car, and made a trip over to Evansville to prepare for our little boy to come into the world. I remember that day like it was yesterday (cliche?). Caleb’s birth was so much different than Sydney’s. She […]

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