My first grader (Max) is a wiz at reading and math. We realized this summer that he was advanced in his mathematical problem solving when we introduced multiplication to him one day in the pool. He’s a very literal guy so vernacular is very important when teaching him a new skill, rule, or life lesson. […]Read more "Challenging Kids in Math and Reading"
My wife and I have reached the other side of parenting. We don’t wipe butts anymore, they dress themselves, they can get their own snacks, they know (and follow) the rules, and above all else; they entertain themselves. It has happened so gradually over the past few years, but when you look at it from […]Read more "Kids Entertaining Themselves"
One of the great things about having little boys is teaching them to pee standing up. You just take off their diaper and set them free in the back yard for an afternoon. Seriously, they figure out the whole peeing in the bushes thing like how a cat finds their litter box. As a dad, […]Read more "Men Who Pee Sitting Down"
One of the things I love about my young kids is their mutual love of books. They love to be read to, they cuddle up and look over your shoulder, and they get excited to hear stories and ask questions. However, there are only so many nights one can read Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild […]Read more "Storybooks For Kids"
Today is a very special day I circled on my calendar a lifetime ago…a day I once feared I might never see. Today is my 10-year anniversary of quitting smoking. Yes, yes – accolades and congratulations…but seriously…I was a smoker? That seems so odd to me now. I wasn’t a casual smoker either, I smoked […]Read more "10 Years Ago Today, I Saved My Life."