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7 Ways to be a Better Dad

6 Ways to be a Better Dad

Stop and smell the diapers. Just a few suggestions from one dad to another on making the most of the most important years of our lives and those of our kids. And just to be clear, I’m writing this not because I think I’m such a great dad or because I know or do it all right. Nope, I’m writing it as a reminder to myself of a few of the things I need to focus on every day to be just a bit better as a father.

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Great Quote from @BradPaisley to Kick off Your New Year

Love this New Year’s quote, “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book…” Read more ➜

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10 Things Police Wish You Knew about Answering the Doorbell

Stranger knocking at door or ringing your bell

It’s that time of the year, when door-to-door solicitations begin to occur more frequently. But how do you know when you should or shouldn’t answer the door?

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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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Is Halloween less safe today than when we were kids?

Trick or Treat Halloween Safety

Is it my imagination or is it really less safe for our kids these days? Part of me hopes it’s the 24/7 news and the ubiquitous Internet makes things seem worse?

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Mr. Rogers on Scary Things in the News

When the nightly news is dark and frightening, I find quotes like the following from Mr. Rogers help provide comfort and renewed confidence in my fellow man…

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A Walk to Remember – On Our 11th Anniversary

The walk I’m speaking of is the walk down the isle of a church that my wife and I took eleven years ago. And really, I’m writing not just of that walk, but of a journey… about the independent paths we traveled alone to get to that wedding day, and the walk we’ve taken hand in hand ever since.

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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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Never Pass Up a Chance to Dance with Cinderella!

So I'll Dance with Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

While reading her Cinderella, our then 3½ yo daughter asked me to dance. I’m ashamed to say my first thought was, “I’m too tired to dance with you tonight.”

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