Parenting

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Can’t Be Undone

Almost weekly during the school year, my amazingly wonderful 7-year old, Levi, challenges the patient side of my brain just as we are frantically heading out the door at 7:39am (yep – I have our school departure time down to a science): “Daddy – my shoes won’t untie no matter how hard I pull on the string!” “Bro – dude – Levi…

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A Christmas List for Dad

Hey men,   Sometimes we just need to be reminded of our roles as fathers and leaders in this world. The suggestions below aren’t meant to take you on a guilt trip or make you feel inadequate but rather I hope they will spur you on to being intentional this Christmas season. Be intentional with your family, roommates, co-workers, and friends. A…

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Not Too Big

The logic and brain activity of kids simply intrigues me.  I’m sure I was off the charts and odd very often, although I choose to remember how brilliant I always was instead. I got back after a week of being away from my five amazing kiddos to find myself engaged in random, funny, odd, and out-of-the-box conversations.  Amongst all of them, there…

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Laundry Basket Lessons

I’m not sure what it is about kids and laundry baskets, but there is something both magical and alluring to a young one whenever that basket makes its way down to the living room floor. A 3-Course Meal First, there are those clothes – rarely do my kids ever play with unfolded clothes awaiting the time and attention of the folder.  Usually,…

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Tool Sheds & Jesus

Would You Rather? One of the favorite games for my kids to play with me is “Would You Rather?”, where you come up with 2 statements to pick from, then essentially rip on, laugh at, or ask further questions of the one answering. It’s a brilliant game because it only requires the ability to speak and hear – the rest is an…