Do you find yourself in situations where things start piling up and it seems there is no end to the amount of tasks you need to complete? Do you have a daily task list compounding into something that seems overwhelming? When you woke up today, did your mind start randomly pulling items up as you tried to remember and organize all that was ahead of you for the day?
It’s finals week at my daughter’s … Continue reading
Teach the Power and Pride of Quality Design
Yesterday Apple unveiled their latest operating system, iOS7. I watched the launch live online and spent a few minutes last night with my daughters showing them the video on the Apple website. The video presented the new iOS and demonstrated the new features and general redesign of the interface.
While the initial intent was to show my oldest daughter, who is a huge iPhone user, the new … Continue reading
Throwing up is usually not a good thing and when thinking about your teen daughter, it can often have you a little worried and thinking the worst. However, there are occasions when it is, for lack of a better term, embraced.
You probably know by now that my oldest daughter joined her high school track team. The high school season is over but she is now competing with a summer club team. The other night … Continue reading
What Happens If You Are Late Picking Up Your Child?
If you are like me, I bet you spend a lot of time in your car waiting for your teen or tween. I find myself waiting a ridiculous amount of time for mine to finish up whatever is on their schedule. THEIR schedule.
Who cares about your schedule, right? Who cares that you had to duck out of work early, bob and weave through nightmare … Continue reading
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it”
Inspiring and profound advice from Yogi Berra. I find myself living this motto quite a bit as a father to two daughters. I’m constantly required to be proactive and nimble in dealing with events and directions as they come.
As an example, my most recent foray into the unknown is dealing with college recruiting. My oldest daughter started track and field this year at … Continue reading
As fathers we should have unyielding drive to do all for our kids. We should be unrelenting and passionate in how we approach their activities and should sweep all distractions and obstacles to the side as we push forward with stubbornness and eyes affixed sternly to the end goal.
Since I was a kid I’ve always been one that would continue to push until nearing exhaustion. I remember wrestling my step brothers when I was … Continue reading
The other night my oldest daughter said something that caught me a little off guard. I was sitting at the kitchen counter and she was standing on the opposite side in your typical teen-with-phone stance – head down, leg kicked to the side, and randomly muttering. Our conversation evolved to the subject of life after high school, going to college, and generally moving out into the real world. With her head still bent down looking … Continue reading
My youngest daughter has achieved the rank of Captain on her elementary school’s patrol group. If you remember from your grade school days, these are the kids walking around with the florescent belts that maintain order, stop kids hyped up on sugar from acting foolish, and bring the hammer down on those running in the halls. Since she is in 6th grade, she serves in a leadership role as well. Recently, she had to prepare … Continue reading
This Sunday is Mother’s Day.
I know, this is breaking news to you. Before you get too excited, this is NOT a Mother’s Day gift guide. Lord knows everyone is writing one of those this week. You are safe here. I’m not going to venture a guess as to what to buy your mother when truth be told, I haven’t even bought my Mom a gift yet.
If it’s not a gift guide, then what … Continue reading
In today’s ever-connected world, where most kids in their tweens and teens have their own cell phone, are parents starting to lose genuine connectivity with each other?
There are many situations where technology has taken the place of what used to be good old fashioned face to face communication. Email has become the de facto standard for communication between parents when it comes to organizing events, soliciting help for fundraisers, or planning parties. There are … Continue reading