Parents are learning firsthand the value teachers play in the lives of our children—let’s reward them with an entire year to celebrate their role in our communities, and give every single one of them a raise.
The Things you Think That Matter Now Will Forever Change
A year from now, the things in life we used to prioritize will feel trivial compared to what lies ahead. This represents the only upside to the pandemic, so let’s not waste it.
Top-Ten Jim Carrey GIFs, For Family Covid-Update Emails
The importance of family communication, in times of crisis, cannot be understated. Doing so with crazy Jim Carrey GIFS espouses something the written word alone cannot express.
Quarantine and the Family Dinner: Guidelines to Maintain Parental Sanity
Despite the fact our son has two ears and only one mouth, he has not mastered the skill to use them proportionately. Suggestions on how parents can maintain their sanity and keep the peace during the era of quarantine.
The Pandemic’s Upside? Kids and Freedom—A Legacy Worth Pursuing
Kids are biking; strollers seem to be everywhere; parents and college kids are outside and enjoying the warmer weather. Let’s use this shared experience as a springboard to liberate kids (after Convid-19) so they can enjoy their neighborhoods without fear.
Kids Taking Advantage of you During Covid? Get Clever—Garlic Instead of Cookies
Social Isolation and distancing, in the parenting world, comes with trade-offs. If your kids are encroaching on the rules during this social-isolation era, provide humorous lessons to maintain law and order… always!
In Troubling Times, The Values to Espouse with Kids—Promote Responsibility
A collective effort to tamp down the spread of the Coronavirus, among ALL members of the family provides an opportunity for parents to promote personal and community responsibility. Let’s embrace it so our kids are better prepared today and later in life.
How The Pandemic Will Influence Our Perception about Life Itself
Considering what previous generations endured during pandemics, and how better prepared we are, perhaps the Coronavirus will provide us with a new outlook on life itself.
Thousands of Baby Pics+Vids! How to Manage all That Media
Our parents had 36 pictures to take at most (per roll of film) back in the day. Video required ten pounds of equipment. Here’s how to best manage all that media.
Traditional Retailers are Getting Crushed by Amazon… Because They Suck
A recent retail experience left the author questioning why anyone would prefer the traditional and mortar retail experience.
My Mother’s Lost Photographs
Tucked inside an old film camera, my son discovered an undeveloped roll of film. We processed the photographs my mother never had the chance to see... two years after she passed away.
The Life Lessons I Learned from Neil Peart
My interest in playing the drums ignited into an obsession after I was introduced to the band, Rush. Their drummer not only inspired me, the lessons I learned during the process made me a better man. When people consider the loss of Neil Peart, the drummer who played in Rush, many will associate the word... Continue Reading →
The Super-Hero Power of Fatherhood
A special video that illustrates the value of fatherhood.
The Paradox of the Abandoned Castle Turret: Safety or Adventure?
When a parent has to choose between safety and adventure, sometimes it's a paradox. A tale from our trip to Ireland, and an abandoned turret, and the choice a dad had to make.
Featured on The Good Men Project
A special article featured on The Good Men Project, previously published on The Father Apprentice - a piece about the challenges children of divorce have overcome, and how to move forward as a successful (and happily married) dad.