About every six months my wife, Christi, goes on a weekend getaway with her friends—and I’m left alone with our two preschoolers—for three full days. The last time my bride enjoyed a much-needed weekend away, I had both children at the grocery store. Besides pushing them a little faster and spinning them around a little harder in the cart, I… View Post
Do you remember the viral craze a few years ago called the Cold Water Challenge, where people were nominated by someone on social media to give to a charity of their choice? Sounded altruistic, right?
Yet, the catch was if you decided to take a video of yourself jumping into cold water you only had to donate $10. If you chose not to jump into a body of cold water within 24 hours, record it on video, and post it on a social media site, you had to cough up the Benjamin (i.e. $100).
Though I appreciated the idea behind it, jumping in cold water to avoid giving money seemed quite backwards to me.View Post
I’m going to cut right to the chase and say something a bit controversial about raising kids. If my kids’ resumes are filled with athletic and academic achievements but they can’t love or relate well to others, I’ve failed as a parent.View Post
Living in Branson, MO had its perks. One of those was having a season pass to Silver Dollar City, an amusement park with great food and activities for the entire family. I remember one time Christi and I were just entering the gate with our son when we passed a woman also pushing a stroller. Staring straight ahead in disgust,… View Post