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Happy Father’s Day

They are sometimes a joy, other times a real challenge.  Sometimes they behave, but there are no guarantees.  They are our responsibility, our children.  They look to us for guidance, direction and answers, at least until they are old enough… Continue Reading →

Pride in (their) Achievment

Friday I was in a great mood.  I could hardly wipe the smile off my face.  Hardly anything could bring me down.  The reason: my youngest made the team.  He had a tryout with a new Travel soccer  team and… Continue Reading →

The power of closeness

This past weekend our family participated in Pedal Power, an event held by Energy Cycle to promote the organization’s message for energy conservation awareness.  It is the second year in a row that a majority of the family has participated… Continue Reading →

Parenting is a Marathon

The old adage “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” has special meaning now that I have completed a marathon.  A sprint is a short burst to do your absolute best for a sustainable duration.  A marathon takes pacing, planning and… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast 211 – The Podcast Returns

The DaddyCast Episode 211 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! It has been a while and for some reason I decided to take what could be considered a controversial stance on a few topics. The National Transportation Safety Board… Continue Reading →

Finish what you started

If you have followed the blog for a while you will recall the trials and tribulations of our (mine with the boys) Tae Kwon Do experience. The boys started and I made a bet that if they hung in there,… Continue Reading →

Lost Inspiration (a rather long post)

In the Spring of 2007, my two boys (then almost 5 and six and a half) decided to take on the challenge of Tae Kwon Do.  What started as curiosity turned into over three years of ups and downs, highs… Continue Reading →

My dog ate my homework

I strive to make sure that my boys have the chance to experience all of the stereotypical childhood joys.  A few years ago I piled up leaves and let them (and a few neighbor boys who looked at me like… Continue Reading →

Seize the Moment

I have mentioned many times on the podcast that you have to seize any opportunity to teach, and those opportunities are all around us.  A good for instance was our breakfast during our recent beach excursion.  My youngest has gotten… Continue Reading →

The DaddyCast #150

The DaddyCast Episode 150 Interview with Dr. Bryan Tagge regarding the Coblation Tonsillectomy procedure. Link mentioned in the show www.tonsilfacts.com Been on the road last several days so little long getting a show out – sorry. On a future show-… Continue Reading →

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