Parenting

He is Just Like Me

I believe on of the most challenging and exciting things that I may ever do in my life is parenting. In my short stint as a dad I have learned so much about myself from watching my son grow. Most of the things I have learned have not been positive but they are lessons none […]

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The Power of “YES”

Did you know that the average child has heard the word “no” over 20,000 times before they ever turn the age of three? Ironically it is also around this time that children begin to develop enough personal character to willfully rebel. The “terrible twos” are chatergorized by a lack of understand. Yet, somewhere between three and […]

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Did You Just Kick Me?

Ian is taking karate lessons. I have nicknamed him the Chocolate Ninja. Every day after his classes we review what they went over to make sure the information has sunk in. Another reason we do this is because it costs way too much for him not to pay attention and I want to make sure […]

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Insomnia

I can’t sleep. At about 2:00 a.m. I heard someone creeping quietly, breathing deeply, and stalking through my house. It seems as if the person is doing their best to slip into my room with me unaware of their presence. I am a light sleeper. As I slowly lift up my head to see the intruder I […]

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Firefighters

Do you smell smoke? A few months ago there was a fire safety day at Ian’s school. When I walked in the door, as I got home from work that day, Ian was excited to show me his safety gear. Apparently, the fire department is recruiting because the kid had everything except the water hose. […]

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