One of the things people always ask me, upon finding out that I have five kids, is “how do you have enough time?” I don’t have enough time. As we come to the end of what was a 50+ game baseball season with my 11 year-old son, I have been thinking how inequitable I’ve been [...]
This past father’s day, my wife and kids did an amazing job of making me feel like a king. Between the new outdoor chair and the cards and love, I felt honored, loved and generally appreciative of the effort. Yet, in my head I couldn’t get past some of my failings as a father – [...]
For the past 18 years, I have coached youth sports. Even before I had my own kids, coaching allowed me to tap into the inner teacher in me and also afforded me the opportunity to stay close to sports I love. I was not an athlete blessed with enough talent to take me past my [...]
I recently drafted a post about how I was doing during my “midlife crisis.” I also dispelled some of the rumors of what a midlife crisis is, at least for me. As I continue to grapple with the fact that I am 42 years old, I am making some pretty important discoveries. One of those [...]
When you hit 40, you tend to look at your life and make a quick assessment. If it’s truly the halfway mark of your life, it makes sense to take stock and evaluate how you’re doing. It’s my guess the term “mid-life crisis” emerged from the salient moment when men take stock in their lives [...]
With the recent rash of tornadoes throughout the US, death and destruction at the hands of mother nature seems to be everyday news this week. Being new residents of Kansas, my family and I spent two of the last five days in our basement when tornado warning sirens sounded. Having lived in California the better [...]
As a busy Dad, sometimes things can be overwhelming. Talk to my wife of 15 years and she’ll tell you being home with two kids under 4 is overwhelming every day. And she’d be right. Still, despite having all the respect in the world for my wife as both a woman and a mother, there [...]
Life can beat the living crap out of you. Take the time and prioritize what’s important.
Even if sometimes you lose the game, the lessons always make the boys and men who play the great game of football winners.
Being a father of two young daughters, every day during the summer is a blessing because it takes you away from the daily musings of the office as well as the typical stuff us dads tend to worry about — beer, food, football, etc. Kidding…we really think having a good home life for our family; [...]