My 92 year-old Pop was Willows High School Valedictorian in 1944 (among other cool things, but that’s another blog post). Cleaning out some of his memorabilia recently, my brother and I came across his Valedictorian Speech, and felt his words were both poignant and relevant to some of the world’s issues and concerns today. It’s […]
Have you ever gotten tired of asking your kids to put stuff away where it belongs? Lately it’s become exhausting, so we tried a little sociology experiment to test our parental patience against their indifference. Shortcut to the end: the parents lost.
Thanks to Dr. Catherine Pearlman, I am ignoring my kids more – and it’s working. She wrote a fantastic new book called “IGNORE IT! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction”. It’s my new bible.
Ever since the girls were little, we’ve tried to teach them good hygiene and impeccable manners. “Always say please and thank you,” we coached. “Wash your hands before dinner,” we asked. An occasional doozy was thrown in, such as “Can you please pick up your shoes from the middle of the living room floor?” or […]
My first real job in high school was at Taco Bell. There, I said it. For some reason, that first job in 1979 has become a source of embarrassment for me over the years. That I would have worked in fast food for a $2.90/hour minimum wage is humorous to my friends, who picture a […]
How cool that Reader’s Digest reached out to us about Father’s Day, wondering if we have memories of a favorite gift received from our girls. Many a cool creation graces our bookshelves at home, but nothing is greater than having two beautiful daughters. Here’s the article in full: 20 Dads Share the Sweetest, Most Heartwarming Father’s Day […]
We made the pilgrimage to see Wonder Woman this weekend, an act that seems to have become a rite of passage for woman empowerment everywhere. As dads to two teen daughters, we always look for examples of strong, independent women for the girls as role models. In an entertaining cartoonish way, Wonder Woman did not […]
There were so many awesome learning experiences and revelations for me at the Mom2.0 Summit recently in Orlando. The conference is for mom bloggers (yes, I was the odd man out, literally and figuratively) and brands to get together, learn from one another and create new ways to connect with people. I was immersed in […]