Are We There Yet?

Jul 12, 2016 | Posted by in Family Culture | 0
Are We There Yet

     I love to drive. I love to just get out in the car are drive around.  There is just something about the open road and having the freedom to really choose where you want to go.  One of the highlights of my week is going for a Sunday drive.  It usually happens just after lunch where I will ask the kids “Do you want to go for a ride?”      I almost always get two different responses from my children.  My son will first ask, “Are we going to Grandma and Grandpa’s?”  Depending on the answer to that question will determine if he is down for a ride.  If we are going to end up at Grandma’s somehow, then he is in for sure.  If not itRead more …

The first step to being a good teacher

Jun 23, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0
Time to listen

     I have so many things I want to teach my children.  It seems there is never enough time in the day to tell them all the things I think they should know.  With how busy life gets with all the different things that are vying for attention, there is not much time for me to be able to just sit down with them and tell them the things I need them to know.     When that time does come where we have a few minutes together and the opportunity lends itself for me to put my dad hat on and impart some wisdom I have to take advantage.  So I spend the time telling them what I think they need to know for the situation and hope thatRead more …

3 Ways To Kickstart Your Family

Jun 16, 2016 | Posted by in Family Culture | 0
Best is yet to come

    One of the great things about living in the state of Idaho is that we get to experience all four seasons during the year.  There is nothing better than spring and fall in Idaho.  Summer lends itself during the year to camping trips and day trips to the mountains to play in the hills.  We even get the chance to experience winter every year.  You may have seen snow before but you have not really experienced winter until you have had the chance to push your car out of a snowbank.     Even if you have not had the pleasure of digging your car out of the snow you know what I am talking about if you have ever been stuck anywhere in your car.  Trying to goRead more …

Parent Leaders are Parent Readers

Jun 10, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0
Parent Leaders Are Parent Readers

       I’m starting with the man in the mirror.  I’m asking him to change his ways.  And no message could have been any clearer.  If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and them make a change.  It’s okay, you can keep singing because I know you were.  Read it again and you can even do a sing-along.       Regardless if you are a Michael Jackson fan or not, the message in this song rings home for us as parent leaders.  As we seek out to develop the leadership ability of the members of our family we need to start with that person in the mirror.  We live in an ever-changing world and in order to keep up we need to beRead more …

What McDonalds taught me about leading my family

Jun 2, 2016 | Posted by in Family Culture | 0
Mcdonalds

     So let me explain how a typical day of running errands goes in our family.  You are going to hear a lot of these questions. How much longer?  Can I just stay in the car?  How many more places do we have to go to?  That is not the worst part.  Go back and read these questions and do it in your most whiny, annoying voice.  The sad thing is that is just me asking all these questions, and believe me, I can be very whiny.  I hate to go shopping!      My wife has to put up with all that on top of what the kids bring to the table.  Needless to say, my plan of her just saying it is not worth the time and not makingRead more …