I believe not just keeping an eye on our children is enough. We have to be mindful of who they are; we all have a core to our that needs to be guided but will always be the original programming. We all have a uniqueness that sometimes is hard for parents or siblings to understand. Too […]
In a world of never-ending options somehow we have to teach our children how to be decisive. Even us adults seem to get caught in the paralysis by analysis dilemma when it comes to decisions nowadays. But when I started my career as an author, it all finally clicked in my head. We constantly live afraid […]
I hate to admit this, but I’m not always the most vocal about my support of my children. I think as parents, as husbands, as friends, we get complacent with how we think other people view our support. We feel our support is “implied.” However, that can’t be further from reality. Our kids will never know […]
Dictionary .com describes anger as a noun meaning “a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath;”
Anger is something we have all experienced in life, and personally, I can tell you many stories where my anger got the best of me. Times where I was let down by someone I considered a friend or betrayed by a woman with whom I was in […]
Finances are tricky. We all have our own personal views on what it takes to run our finances successfully. When someone else falls on hard times, we go about supporting them in different ways.
When it’s kids that are the ones that are asking for extra support, it can be very hard to say no. […]
Our children need us in different ways during various points in their lives. When we can tune into their needs, we can offer support in a manner that speaks best to them in profound ways.
As the mother of three girls, who are all in very different stages of life, I am experiencing various levels of needs […]
A lot of organization and planning goes into preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. Parents have a lot on their mind, from ensuring that travel arrangements have been finalized to purchasing and preparing for the dinner feast. It can be a hectic time period for everyone involved and as a result, easy for something to slip through […]
There is no doubt that in being a Dad there is a shift in how you think and how you feel. These changes can hit us at different times. For me, it was when my daughters were born and had to stay in the hospital’s special care nursery for a few weeks. The first time we […]
My eldest decided to put some words of wisdom and support on paper for everyone to read.
We put it up as a poster on our kitchen wall for everyone to read as they walk in.
I haven’t got much more to say except I hope you enjoy our new words or support and house rules. […]
From the very first moment I held him, I knew he needed me.
At the same time, I realised how much I needed him.
From the first time he cried, I only hoped to stop his tears.
I hold him in my arms and say words he doesn’t understand.
From the first time he was a wobbling, smiling baby, he now […]
I remember Lorenzo running up and down the basketball court with a huge smile on his face, but oblivious to what was going on in the game; spacing out watching geese fly overhead while looking adorable in his baseball uniform, and running the wrong way while playing flag football. Then, he tried soccer and scored seven […]
Dads, when was the last time you scheduled a physical for yourself or took your child to their doctor appointment? If you can’t remember, or you can remember but just realized it was a long time ago, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. It has been reported that women make roughly 80% of the healthcare decisions […]
Call me crazy, but the 15 years of improvisation comedy experience I have prepared me the most for raising kids. No, not because kids are funny. No, not because it’s a team effort. No, not because things change and you need to adapt. It’s because the single core rule in improvisational comedy is to be supportive. […]
It was only a few years ago that my son went trick or treating for the first time. Together we were a pirate, a firewoman, and a child that was eaten by the cookie monster. This isn’t the first time as a family, though, as we’ve celebrated this “holiday” even before he had been born. I […]
Everything we do as parents reflect on the lessons taught to us by our parents: from our manners, our personal characteristics, and even our social behavior. Any good parent will take the positives and try to pass them on to their children. At the same time, we try to adjust to our current situation, leaving behind […]
Today we live in a world where there is a lot of hate, negativity, and so much disrespect going around.
We turn on the tv and all we see these days are people arguing, using inappropriate words, and just being disrespectful to one other. When children are born, they are not born with the trait of being […]
I’m a father of five children. Yes, five. Their ages are as follows: One teen, two pre-teens who are the same age, a preschooler, and a toddler. My hands are full.
My wife and I are both previously divorced with children from our first marriages. When I first met my wife, she had two of her own […]
Divorce is hard. It’s hard for everyone. The husband. The wife. Both sides of the family. Shared friends. But most of all…..the kids. That was the number one reason why I worked for years to try to salvage my marriage. I knew that our girls would suffer more than anyone and it would affect them well […]
In a world without superheroes, I’ll be there,
Unconditionally with powers to care.
I’ll be there to protect him in his times of need,
Right by his side quicker than any superhuman speed.
If he falls I’ll be there with open arms easing his pain with a kiss,
I’ll catch him without a web or […]