Appreciated

I try not to bring work home. I think most of us try not to, especially as parents. I avoid checking email, answering texts or phone calls, and many times I just turn my phone off altogether. Last nig... Read More

Forest = Cereal

Last night I had an amazing summer conversation with my daughter, Eva, outside under the pines. Correction: it was a listening session. A single, unending stream of thought (less one addition from me)... Read More

Changing Types

Eva is my Type A. She was arranging her own schedule when she was three. She even invented a way of measuring time leading up to major events by referring to sleep as “light naps” (afterno... Read More

For My Lurkers

My kids love a good story. They hunker down in our bed and get all sorts of excited. They lurk in the covers. And every day hundreds of you stop by this site and lurk. Waiting for a good story or an i... Read More

Commercial Value

In order to combat the onslaught of self-narcissistic gluttony that constantly assaults those living in these great United States, we talk to our kids often about children who live in the rest of the ... Read More

The Family Lotto

I am the luckiest man in the world. Luckiest, if you have a weak grip on reality and trust fate. Blessed, if you understand that God honors choices made in pursuit of Him, regardless of shortcomings. ... Read More

Big Day

As I was tucking Eva in to bed, she looked up and said, “Tomorrow is going to be another big day.” Her sheer enthusiasm and determined hope struck me. “Yes, it is Eva,” I repli... Read More

Marshmallow Fun

Last night we decided to stay home despite some very fun offerings from close friends. Jenny is only 3 weeks away from her due date, and trying to conserve energy. So she chilled on the sail-hammock w... Read More

Toothless

If I told you someone was missing teeth, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? I know what comes to mine. That person is a boxer, a hockey player, or a drunk. Or they’re old. B... Read More