How Are We Still Alive, At This Point?

Do you remember the first night at home with your first child? You have finally been given clearance by the hospital to take this baby home with you and now you’re on your own. Whether you are ready to be a parent or not is no longer in the equation. I remember the first night that Elisa and I had with Sydney. We had a bassinet that sat at the foot of our bed. I don’t think either of us slept a wink that first night. Any movement or noise that she made and we were both right there peering in. Is she okay? Has she rolled over onto her stomach? Is she still alive? Continue reading “How Are We Still Alive, At This Point?”

Gifts Your Children Will Always Remember

Where does your brain go when it comes time to start planning for your children’s birthday? Is there a big party in the making or a small gathering of relatives and friends? Do you go all out on one big present or spread the money out over a handful of smaller gifts? Or maybe, you don’t focus on the party or gifts at all and prefer to plan a family trip or special event. Continue reading “Gifts Your Children Will Always Remember”

If You’re A Selfish Person, Don’t Have Kids

After eight years of working in residential care, my wife and I chose to step away and take a shot at normality for our family this past summer. Three months into our new journey and I must say that it was the right decision to make for our family. However, despite the change of careers, our heart still breaks for children. I see kids that are struggling in life and I want to step in and fix them (or attempt to). It’s second nature at this point.  Continue reading “If You’re A Selfish Person, Don’t Have Kids”

Everyone Learns Differently

This post is not anti-school system. I want to throw that out there first thing. Yes, my wife and I home school our children. However, we are not fundamentally against the public school system. We just do not use it. We have always been in an excellent position to educate them at home and chose to do so. Anyways, with that out of the way, we can move on to the purpose of the post.  Continue reading “Everyone Learns Differently”

A Momma Bear’s Tale

By Elisa Strange

I hadn’t been real pleased with the Brookneal Baseball League this year. I signed Caleb up in February, & didn’t hear anything until mid-April. I messaged their Facebook group page & our phone number (which has never been changed from our IL area code) was incorrectly relayed to the coach with this area’s code. This was sad because I always make it a point to write my contact info very neatly on forms & such. Continue reading “A Momma Bear’s Tale”

Adventures in Parenting – Travis & Becky Ennis

Adventures in Parenting takes us into the life of an individual or couple who are currently (or have been) parents in order to get an idea of how they navigate their way through the process of raising up their children. So, here’s how this works. This week’s guests are Travis & Becky Ennis. I have provided them with a list of 25 or so questions of which they were instructed to choose five. This will serve as an interview of sorts with the conversation being, for the most part, of their choosing. Continue reading “Adventures in Parenting – Travis & Becky Ennis”

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