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Then There Were Four

Then There Were Four

Four kids, by today’s standards this is double the average family size and therefore an exceptionally large family, it is not.  You can visually identify 5 objects without counting and the average van has seats for at least 7 so we are still a small […]

How to Raise Stress Free Kids

How to Raise Stress Free Kids

Can you raise stress free kids or raise kids without stress?   Well probably not, but you can sure raise them without all the current drama and angst.   We have hit that stage where all our friends, family members and acquaintances are putting their […]

10 Pros and Cons of a Work-from-Home Dad

10 Pros and Cons of a Work-from-Home Dad

I am a bit of an old soul and tend to rail against modernity, all while surfing the web, drinking coffee (sourced thousands of miles away) in my air conditioned office.    Yes, I am spoiled.   I complain about the ills of society, yet I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raising Giants

Raising Giants

This is a guest post from my parents’ website about what it’s like raising 8 giant children.    For those who don’t know me, I am 6′ 2″…. and I am one of the shortest in the family.  😉 Be sure to check out their […]

Silence

Silence

  They say God speaks in silence.  Being a dad with three kids under four, I’ve come to the conclusion that God is going to have to yell, like the rest of them, if He wants to be heard around here. Life Can Be Crazy I […]

I Want It Now!

I Want It Now!

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF TODDLERS… OR MAYBE IT’S US. Have you ever gone to the grocery store and your toddler wants, or rather, “needs” everything now?  And then there’s the inconsolable screaming fit that ensues.   Yes, indeed, my toddlers do this often.  You […]