Three Tips for Surviving as a Single Dad

Three Tips for Surviving as a Single Dad

No one said parenting would be easy. Despite its rewards, it can be stressful and scary. Being responsible for the education and well-being of another person is a huge task. But what if you’re a single parent? This complicates the job even more. After all, you’re the...
Empty Closets and Full Hearts

Empty Closets and Full Hearts

Empty Closets and Full Hearts Older son got married a month ago and we moved him and his wife to Denver last weekend. He cleaned out his closet one last time, and it’s REALLY EMPTY! There’s something so final about that. When it was half full of ASU shirts and high...
No Regrets Parenthood

No Regrets Parenthood

No Regrets Parenthood Older son is getting married in three weeks. I’m feeling increasingly sentimental as the date approaches, flashing through childhood memories preserved in photos, astounded at how 22 years can have passed so very quickly. So when he sent me song...
Big Picture Parenting

Big Picture Parenting

Big Picture Parenting In the “For Better or For Worse” comic strip last week, the little boy was complaining about having to do chores. “I’m a kid, man! Kids are supposed to have fun! Why can’t you wait till I’m grown up? Then I’ll work!” His dad replied, “Because by...
Self-Care: the Oxygen Mask for Parents!

Self-Care: the Oxygen Mask for Parents!

Self-Care: the Oxygen Mask for Parents! If you’ve ever been on an airplane, you know what to do if oxygen levels drop. The little yellow masks will drop down, and you will be directed to put yours on before helping your children with theirs. Why? It’s hard to help...