Father-Child Fun with Knock-Knock Jokes

Looking back on 2010, I didn’t laugh quite enough with my kids. How about you? Well no matter how you did, I’m thinking it would be a good idea to launch 2011 with a refresher course in joke telling. After all, it’s a father’s responsibility to...

Bill's Christmas Gifts You Can't Buy

Several years ago in December, we posed the question, What if this were your last Christmas? The goal of the exercise was to think about what we might do differently during the Christmas season if we knew this was our last one. It’s a sober thought, but one...

Is your marriage "good enough"?

Author Elizabeth Marquardt recently wrote about the importance of marriage for children, based on extensive research. Specifically, she addressed the questions, “Should parents stay married for the children?” And, “Is a ‘good enough’...

Thanksgiving: The Holiday and Beyond

Happy Thanksgiving! This week we celebrate a holiday that should carry a lot of meaning for us and for our children. If we could learn to be thankful, it would change our perspective on what we have, what we don’t have, and how we should respond to those around...

Shining Examples of Care and Concern

November 20 is a holiday that gets too little attention: National Adoption Day. This is its 11th annual celebration. According to an official statement from the White House, this is an effort to “lift up adoption as a positive and powerful force in the lives of...