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The Unforgettable Beauty of Being the Involved Dad

Parenting gets a bad rap in pop culture. But the garden I was given to keep—a little boy and a baby girl and a woman—was beautiful.

My job? Helping them thrive and grow and bloom.

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Stepping into the Next Chapter of Success

It’s graduation season and which means we hear a lot about what it means to be successful. But what does it mean to be truly successful?

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Don’t Waste Your Potential!

I don’t know about you, but I have been especially captivated by this year’s NCAA March Madness games. The level of excellence achieved by everyone involved is simply amazing. That same level of excellence, seen amongst the final teams, I find equally present in the teams that lose in the first round. How many times…

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Attitude of Gratitude 

I’ve never really known how to live in the moment.  I’m definitely considered a forward-thinker. I’m always thinking about what is next, whether it’s a chore on my to-do list, a new goal that I would like to achieve, or a new hobby to throw myself into. When I found out I was pregnant, I started…

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Let Your Words Heal Not Wound

As many of you know, my wife and I have a teenage daughter. She is a wonderful girl yet challenging. Those who have/had teenagers can attest to how their moods can change in a flash and how that moodiness can ripple through a family. It’s easy to let a scowl, tone of voice, or harsh…

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It All Comes Out

My mom taught me A LOT of good things but there are a few that stick with me on the daily. One is “walk light on your feet” because I used to stomp like an elephant when I was little and now I can sneak around like a cat! Another is “pride comes before a…

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How to Interview Your Daughter’s Date

OK Dads!!  The day has arrived where your daughter is wanting to go on a date!  WHHHAAATTTTT?!?!  Yup… it’s ok, you got this!   I found these great tips for you on Marke Merill’s Blog: “How to Interview Your Daughter’s Date” … take a DEEP BREATH… ok.. ready?  Here are a few bullet points for you: Have your daughter…

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SOAK IT UP

Summer’s not over yet!!! Let’s make a pact to soak up every last bit together! If you have some great ideas how to do that, share them! Here’s a few: EAT OUTSIDE There’s something so refreshing about having dinner outside with a nice breeze and the sun still shining! READ A BOOK IN THE GRASS…

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