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The Age of Flatulence

My kids are “fart jokes” years old. You know the age — everything is “poopy” this and “pee pee” that with a little bit of “butts” sprinkled in. It’s all toilet humor, all the time in our house. And what I’ve noticed is that some of the shows they watch and books they read are […]

Balls and Nuts

It’s happened. My 7-year-old has discovered — with the help of some other boys on the school playground, probably — some of the alternative vernacular for the male anatomy. Yup. From this moment onward, he will never hear the words “balls” and “nuts” the same way again. Forever, when someone asks him, “Hey, do you […]

The Trickle Down Effect of Gun Violence

“Daddy, I don’t want to go to high school.” That’s what my 7-year-old told me the other day after one of our many conversations about the deadly shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. His young brain is struggling to make sense of something senseless — how a 19-year-old could get his hands […]

Help for the Parkland Victims

My heart hurts for the people affected by last week’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It’s been painful to watch children come to grips with the fact that some of their friends, classmates, teachers and coaches will never return to a school they loved because of the actions of a […]

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 […]