The other day, my parents came over to watch the kids while I went to a meeting for school. I had just finished making a smoothie for Hudson and put the berry-coated blender jar in the sink and filled it halfway with water to make cleaning it easier later. My dad’s first move, as he […]
You can’t. Well, at least not as much as you had before kids. Disappointed by that? Don’t be! Being a dad is an incredible calling and an amazing gift. However, that doesn’t mean that ALL of your time to yourself is gone. When my son was born, I quickly realized that large chunks of time […]
New Year’s resolutions don’t work. At least that’s what the research says. Eat healthier? Read more books? Start exercising more regularly? These are all things that no doubt would add value to your life and lead to more fulfillment, so why do they fail? I bet Google will tell us: I’m writing this on New […]
With Christmas right around the corner, one of the things I’m most excited for is watching my son open gifts. Last year, he understood a little about what was going on and learned all about ripping wrapping paper. But, this year he helped decorate the tree, hang the stockings, and is constantly reminding his 9-month-old […]
When Kayla and I got engaged, one of the most important things for both of us was that we go through pre-marital counseling with a pastor at our church. Wanting to build a relationship with faith as the foundation, we both valued the time we spent and work we did through that counseling. Our amazing […]
Every dad is different, every situation is unique, and every child is an individual with a different personality. So, how do we measure our success as a dad? Parenting is not one-size-fits-all; what works for one child may be a completely ineffective approach for another, even within the same family. This makes it difficult to […]
SHUT UP. Those were the words out of my beautiful wife’s mouth after the ultrasound technician informed us that there was a second baby. We were both stunned. Seconds after telling us “there is your healthy baby,” she said: “…and there is your second healthy baby!” With Kayla being a twin and both of us […]
Being a dad with a full-time job, I have always struggled to make my morning routine a smooth, predictable process. It doesn’t help that I’m naturally a night owl! After reading “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod, I’ve completely changed my morning routine and feel more ready than ever to attack each day.