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Growing Pains and Becoming a Man

Growing Pains and Becoming a Man

Master and Commander A Russell Crowe and Paul Betany must see!   A story of two friends in the English Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. There is something very compelling about the sacrifice, the discomfort, and the sheer difficulty about naval life during this time frame. […]

Growing Up With Special Needs Siblings

Growing Up With Special Needs Siblings

A Sibling’s Perspective There are dozens of articles about what it’s like raising a child with special needs from the Parent’s viewpoint, but not too many about what it’s like growing up with a sibling with Special Needs.   My husband and I have the […]

Building Male Character

Building Male Character

Character has many definitions     There are two definitions that I would like to talk about that I think gets confused today…  at least one definition seems to dominate over the other. When we talk about building Character, what I believe we are referring […]

10 things I wish I knew before becoming a Dad

10 things I wish I knew before becoming a Dad

If you go by the idea that 10,000 hours of practice makes you an expert, then my wife and I qualify as child rearing experts, right?       Wrong.  Maybe it would if kids did not change the rules every 24 hours. My wife and […]

Where have all the ‘Manly Clothes’ gone?

Where have all the ‘Manly Clothes’ gone?

Let’s talk about something controversial today  What is up with male fashion?  Before I go too far I have to make a disclosure, If you peruse through my wardrobe you would undoubtedly say, “this man is not allowed to have an opinion on the subject […]

Want to know why Motivational Quotes are so important?

Want to know why Motivational Quotes are so important?

  Who does not like a good motivational quote?   A one sentence line that sums up an abstract idea of how we can excel.  Well, there is always that guy, you know the one, (or in my family, 7 different ones 😉  ) who […]

Why I don’t make New Year Resolutions

Why I don’t make New Year Resolutions

Unlike most folks I do not make New Year resolutions   Not because I don’t believe in resolutions, but  because I know me and after Christmas I am not going to be hitting the gym every day, nor will I be likely to skip Netflix […]

How to get what you want when you have nothing to trade

How to get what you want when you have nothing to trade

Who is the greatest negotiator in the world?   Perhaps top on a list might be one of the richest men in America, Microsoft’s, Bill Gates or perhaps Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, a man whose company posts minimal annual profits but boasts  something like 30 billion […]

10 Everyday Items parents with toddlers Need

10 Everyday Items parents with toddlers Need

We have 3 toddlers and another little one  on the way.  We love having lots of kids, but it can get a little crazy sometimes.  There are certain household items that have proven very helpful in keeping a calm(er) household, especially when it feels like […]

The One Weird Trick to Getting In Shape

The One Weird Trick to Getting In Shape

There are a vast number of websites, trainers, well intention-ed friends and relatives that have an opinion on the one surefire of getting in shape. We have all been there. One friend says you should do cross-fit because everything else fails. Another claims cross fit blows […]