I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my upcoming empty nest. This is laughable because it’s four years away. You read that right, I’m preparing for something that’s four years away. You might wonder why fret over something so distant; however, the idea of my boys moving … [Read more...] about Feathering My (Not Quite) Empty Nest
Not all is fair in love and war. It’s hard to believe when we get married that one day we might look at our spouse and see them as the enemy. But over time, and especially during conflict, it can happen. We pick up our weapons, draw battle lines, and dare the other to … [Read more...] about Fighting Fair – Overcoming Conflict in Your Marriage
I just got back from summer vacation with our kids. I’ve written about them before, they’re boys aged 14 and 11 years. We’re currently in the throw of raising a teenager, and all the joys that go along with adolescence and ‘coming of age’. Although we had a great time, I was … [Read more...] about Where Did My Sweet Kid Go?
This last weekend marked the end of our sons’ baseball seasons. Putting up their gear, I paused as I put their bats up on the rack in the garage. Since the age of 5, our oldest has gone through a dozen bats during his nine years of playing, each hanging on this rack like a … [Read more...] about Getting Gritty: Teaching Resilience To Our Kids
When this time of year comes around, there seems to be an endless run of graduations, sport championships, final exams, and award ceremonies. Our children’s performance is never more on display, and reminders of their achievement (or lack thereof) are never more present than now. … [Read more...] about Practicing (Im)Perfection With Our Kids
Last week, much of the world watched in shock as Notre Dame in Paris burned. Not knowing the extent of the damage, many feared that the entire cathedral would be lost. Although much was damaged, including the iconic spire, the cathedral remained largely intact. A poignant … [Read more...] about Light In the Midst of Loss