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A story about a fridge

September 4, 2014

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This past Sunday I had the opportunity to share a story about a refrigerator magnet conversation I recently had with my kids.  The room was beautifully chaotic as families and friends (some as young as 2 weeks and others as young as 80+ years) enjoyed breakfast together.  Hear the story and see the pics and videos […]

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We’ve got HOMEWORK!!!

August 19, 2014

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We’ve got HOMEWORK!!!

My oldest two kids came into my classroom yesterday after school with giant smiles.  “Daddy, we’ve got HOMEWORK!!!”  They were ecstatic.  They couldn’t wait to sit down and get started on it.  They set themselves up at a small desk in the back of the room, carefully got out their homework and went right to work.  Before […]

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What should we do today?

July 9, 2014

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What should we do today?

At the beginning of the summer, everyone in our family shared one thing that we were hoping to do this summer.  The kids shouted out things like camping trips, bike rides, and ice cream parties.  I thought for a little while before realizing that what I really wanted was to have a few mornings when […]

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Creativity at home

March 17, 2014

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Creativity at home

“Why is it that it’s so easy to pour our creative selves into a project at work but so hard to show that same creativity at home with our kids?” I recently had breakfast with a few dads who, like me, have jobs that lend themselves towards creativity.  We reflected, somewhat sadly, about our intense creative […]

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Pay Attention, Daddy.

January 24, 2014

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Pay Attention, Daddy.

My 3 year old is teaching me to pay attention.  His method of instruction is not modeling.  In fact, he’s not the most attentive kid most of the time.  When he wants your attention though, he demands all of it.  Yesterday it started with a simple, “Daddy, look at this.” He was building something out […]

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