Category: life

CONFESSION: I am Considering Cheating…

I lust for a new La Pavoni Espresso machine so I can make drinks like this

A quick clarification: I’m considering cheating… on my coffee maker. It’s true, I have lust in my heart for something shiny and new. Just like a man, isn’t it?

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Too Often We are Scared

Our newborn daughter looking at her daddy

If we’re too scared to truly live our lives, how do you think our children will approach theirs? A vintage Nike ad proves an unexpected source of motivation…

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A Walk to Remember – On Our 12th Anniversary

Shannon & Michael Schmid on their wedding day, September 9, 2004

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

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7 Ways to be a Better Dad

7 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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Suffering in Silence – It’s Time We Talk about Miscarriage

Too often parents suffer in silence after a miscarriage, believing they are alone, feeling perhaps somehow it was their fault. It’s time for the silence to end.

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Great Quote from @BradPaisley to Kick off Your New Year

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.. ~Brad Paisley

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 When You Hear the Doorbell Ring

With more of us shopping online than ever before how do you know when you should or shouldn’t answer that ring? Here’s some security advice our police shared.

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Empty Chairs at the Holiday Table

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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