An essay on Gratitude

For higher level belt testing at our Tae Kwon Do school, part of the application is to write an essay on a given topic.  Typically the topic is the theme of the belt that was just completed.  For testing this… Continue Reading →

Tear Down that Wall

Recently we have been doing some remodeling in our kitchen.  What started with a hole in the ceiling from a leaky pipe turned into new lighting, a new kitchen table and taking down a half wall between the family room… Continue Reading →

Never take anything for granted

First of all, Happy New Year!  I find it interesting that today’s day is 1-1-11, but that’s just the geek in me.  Hope everyone is finding themselves safe and happy as 2011 begins.  More on resolutions, goals and the like… Continue Reading →

We needed Linus

It is Christmas Eve and at least one tradition has been broken, my shopping is done!  In addition, most of the presents are wrapped and I don’t plan on being up until midnight or later with paper, tape and scissors… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #207 – Holiday Housekeeping

The DaddyCast Episode 207 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! Don’t let your kids off the hook – more on how self esteem building can hurt our kids- Article by Dr. John Rosemond Growing up – enjoy them at… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #206 – Confidence vs. Self-Esteem

The DaddyCast Episode 206 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! A recurring topic, from some new angles. It is Self-Esteem, or perhaps we go the Confidence route- you choose what works for you. Articles Referenced: article by Jen Lemen… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #205 – Back to School (and Tardy)

The DaddyCast Episode 205 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! Back to school is back to hectic routines with homework, projects, soccer and all the other things that fill our schedule.  We need to make time where we can,… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #204 – ADDebate

The DaddyCast Episode 204 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! The ADDebate – have nearly a million kids been misdiagnosed with ADD just because they were the youngest in their class?  The USA Today Article and more details from… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #203 – Combat Fear with Freedom

The DaddyCast Episode 203 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! Combat Fear with Freedom – how a little independence can go a long way. With some tips on Raising an Independent Kid from Fatherhood.org. Temper your temper – how… Continue Reading →

DaddyCast #202 – Newborn Tips

The DaddyCast Episode 202 A Podcast for Parenting from the Hip! Tips for parents with newborns – your tired, it is all new, it can be scary. Here are some tips from the experst online and from the trenches. Even… Continue Reading →

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