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Category Archive: family

I Miss You Dad

There are certain times and life events during which the absence of loved ones is most acutely felt. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the birth of a child I’ve found rank high among these. So at this joyous time of year, please indulge me a brief sad moment.

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A Walk to Remember – On Our 10th Anniversary

The walk about which I am writing doesn’t concern the film of that name, though both are love stories. The walk I’m writing about is a trip down the isle of a church that my wife and I took ten years ago today. And really I’m writing of a journey… about the independent paths we walked alone to get to that wedding, and the walk we’ve taken hand in hand ever since.

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Family Travel: Stop and See the Amazing Thing!

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Let’s daydream for a moment of summer; the summer ahead and the hazy memories of our childhood summers past. Oh, and I’ll tell you the tale of THE AMAZING THING!

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Daylight Saving Time – Means an Important Reminder!

Last year when Daylight Saving Time rolled around – I forgot to change the batteries in our smoke detector. I PAID for that lapse, though thankfully not in a way that hurt my family…

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Farmers Branch Aquatic Center, Brings Big Family Fun!

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Thanks to Farmers Branch Aquatic Center for sponsoring this post. In a world full of electronics and busy schedules, the Farmers Branch Aquatic Center brings something rare to the table – a chance for good old fashioned family fun! Located in the heart of the Dallas & Fort Worth area, this large facility sits in …

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Dads Just Want to Have Fun

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Or at least they should. Let me explain. It was brought to my attention by my loving wife and also by at least one commenter on my recent blog: 7 Ways to be a Better Dad (aka: “Stop and Smell the Diapers”) that I had left something important off my list. So, here is that missing guideline on how to be a better dad: HAVE FUN!

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7 Tips to Ease a Child’s Return to School

Summer is wrapping up and I don’t know about your kids, but our little girl has not been hiding her feelings about going back to school…

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Empty Chairs at the Holiday Table

This is a wonderful time of year to pause and count our blessings. Unfortunately for some, the holiday season is also one of sadness and loss. I just found out…

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Our Daughter’s Reaction to a Surprise Walt Disney World Vacation [Video]

Before our big Walt Disney World trip last week, I asked for your advice on how to best surprise our 5½ year-old daughter. Here’s a video of how that went!

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