Sports athletes are great, but dads are the real MVPs in their kids lives.

The USA won 121 medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio this past summer. Americans young and old cheered on the athletes who gave it all they had at every event. My girls were especially elated to watch Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and Simone Manuel competes. Of course, now they’re eager to […]

Nothing about the first few months felt natural, parenting didn’t feel natural.

We’ve all been there. I know this because we’re here now.

You have a child. You actually saw it happen. Well, some of it anyways.

Stepping into the nursery with the doctor, a detached numbness hovers, and you have a hard time deciding what’s actually going on. Whatever you feel at this moment, it’s primal yet mundane, maybe […]

Authenticity, the biggest thing I can teach my son.

As our children grow up and start school and start making friends, the pressure to fit in with the other kids is intense. This is the beginning stage of our kids “finding themselves.”  It is also the time when they start comparing who they are with the others around them. As parents, we have to teach […]

What have our children come to teach us? Be Authentic

In our effort to instruct, inform and guide our children, we often forget the importance of just allowing them to be, to experience something without our commentary. Simply put, when we stop talking and truly observe and listen, we witness children’s organic intelligence. And they teach us, they prod […]

Our Selves

We were created,

not without form or void,

but fearfully and wonderfully made.

When two of our worlds cross paths—

be they church or work,

work or home—

the inhabitants of each should recognize us

as being the person they know.

Be the genuine article that comes

with a certificate of authenticity.

Counterfeiters will be returned.

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