5 ways to be a better parent and not repeat your parent’s mistakes

I want to be a better parent than my parents were.  I know, it sounds sort of arrogant when I say it out loud. At a minimum, it can appear ungrateful…


The top 7 tips for surviving the rest of 2020 no matter what is thrown at us

Raising up a child in the way he or she should go (Proverbs 22:6) proves to be a challenge in the most benign times. Now, thanks to one of the most…


The muscle of letting go

“Don’t move, I’ll be right back,” I jokingly, and regularly, tell my daughter. It’s a joke because she’s an infant. And when she’s safely lying in…


Delight: What it is and why it matters

Expressions of delight pop up in all kinds of moments with our kids, and not just in the obvious places. A baby’s belly laugh is sure to elicit…


A change in perspective

Recently, my family escaped to Colorado for a week in the mountains.  It is truly my favorite place on earth. It is cool. It is beautiful. It is…


Is pursuing our passions during parenthood selfish?

Becoming a parent is one of the most life altering things that we experience. It is a beautiful, fun-filled journey, but it also comes with much…


6 ways to raise boys who feel

Parents, we have a problem. It’s about our sons. My two young boys love to wrestle. They love to play Army, Avengers, and wear superhero costumes.…


Do your feet match your talk?: Teaching our kids to serve and be generous

Growing up, my dad giving away the very shoes on his feet was not uncommon in my household. When I was a child, I remember someone saying, “Homer, I…


We Should Be Letting Our Kids Face Rejection Early On

As a parent, one of my biggest struggles is seeing my kids get hurt. Whether it’s physical or emotional, it cuts me to my core. I think most parents…