As the parents of a 3-year-old, my wife and I deal with whining and attitude on a daily basis. Our daughter is at a stage where she’s constantly testing the limits and rules, trying to push as much as she can. It’s a power of wills, to see if we’ll break… Continue reading Meltdown
The message in church yesterday was about forgiveness. True forgiveness comes from within. It’s not something you extend outward to others. To truly forgive is to let it all go, don’t hold a grudge, and be at peace. So you can greet someone with a genuine smile the next time you see them. When someone … Continue reading Forgiveness
I just stood there, rake in my hand and tears in my eyes. Just listening to the words that hit me like a truck.
Yesterday the family visited the zoo to celebrate our son’s first birthday. Everyone had a lot of fun making memories feeding giraffes and checking out all the animals. Based on the laughter, smiles, and wonder at seeing these exotic animals in real life, it’s safe to assume he enjoyed the experience. It’s a bittersweet thing … Continue reading Kids grow up fast
You deal with a lot of shit as a parent. I don’t need to say much more than that. Everyone knows the horror stories. Just read this excerpt from a draft post I have saved: As the parents of a 3-year-old, my wife and I deal with whining and attitude on a daily basis. Our … Continue reading I don’t remember the meltdown
Being a parent is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating. It’s downright debilitating sometimes. More often than not I’m stressed, frustrated, even angry. And I hate that. Parenting requires so much sacrifice. Am I sacrificing too much that I’m losing who I am? I’m too tired to want to play. I’m … Continue reading Do Anything
“I stopped caring about my career when I had kids,” he says. “Everything that I do, every decision that I make, is how I can get home to my four-year-old and six-year-old faster.” I love this quote from Scott Hanselman, a program manager at Microsoft, author and avid blogger and speaker. It’s from a talk … Continue reading