Happiest Daddy

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The Christmas Lists

Three months ago my kids started working on their Christmas lists. Three months ago! That means that for 12 weeks my wife and I have been told, repeatedly, what they expect Santa to bring them. It’s quite a load. In fact, there are so many items on the lists that each boy taped another piece […]

What Men Need to Learn from the Sexual Harassment Epidemic

Years ago, I worked at a major sports network in the Northeast. It was filled largely with young, virile men who talked sports, talked trash and got drunk a lot. We were young and the environment outside of work often had a frat house quality to it. Even the work environment felt that way sometimes. […]

Thankful for Time

The screensaver on my phone is a  picture from 5 years ago of my wife and I with our kids. It amazes me how quickly our children have gone from babies to boys. Time has truly flown. While we try to enjoy every moment and experience we share, sometimes we look up and it’s the […]

Are We Safe in Church?

The mass shooting at a small Baptist church in Texas last weekend that left more than 20 people dead is reverberating through churches far and wide. At our church in South Florida we noticed new security features this week, including additional locked doors, limited entry and exit points and new routes for children to travel […]

Who (or What) Is Listening to Us?

Several months ago a couple we know bought an Alexa. They used it all the time, listening to music and asking it questions. It was a new hobby for them. But after using it, they said they also started noticing something strange. Occasionally when they would talk about buying a new item, while Alexa was […]

Parenting a Strong Student

At the end of the last school year my eldest son’s teacher reached out to my wife and I with news any parent would welcome: “I think you should have your son tested,” she said. “He might be gifted.” Every parent thinks their kids are special but while my wife and I did realize that […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Next to Christmas, Halloween is the favorite time of year for my children. They dress up in their costumes weeks before the big day and they practically drool all over themselves thinking of all the sugary goodness about the enter their orbits. And what’s not to love? Halloween is a perfect time to be creative […]

Where is God?

I’m a churchgoing Christian. I believe in God and my wife and I have made a commitment to raise our children in the church. But, like many, I still struggle with my faith from time to time. And that faith is tested most whenever I see a natural disaster like a hurricane take lives or […]

Coding Camp

My kids love playing video games. Which kid doesn’t? At this stage of their lives we restrict their video gameplay to Minecraft, a few old Wii games and some kid-friendly games on pbskids.org. Yet they remain fascinated with gaming and even at 7 and 5 years old, they are well-adapted to computers, smartphones and tablets. […]

Discomfort Tolerance

The other day 7 put on his swim trunks and immediately began complaining. “Daddy, this tag makes me itchy. Ow, ow, ow!” he shrieked. “Ok, pal,” I replied in the calmest tone I could muster, despite the obvious gravity of the situation. “Let me take a look.” 7 shed his clothes and continued complaining. We […]