5 Ways to Win Valentine’s Day with Your Kids

5 Ways to Win Valentine’s Day with Your Kids

The countdown to Valentine’s Day is well underway. It’s obvious to anyone who enters a store that sells candy or greeting cards. Maybe you “won” Christmas gift-giving, but now there’s another giving obligation right around the corner. Or is it an opportunity?...

4 Thoughts for Dads in Complex Situations

A dad we’ll call “Bill” is desperate. He’s been separated from his three sons for about seven years. He does get to see them occasionally, but the distance is hard as you can imagine. Of course, each of his kids is different, and that only increases Bill’s frustration...
Engaging Kids in the Joy of Christmas

Engaging Kids in the Joy of Christmas

Do your children believe that Christmas is a joy-filled holiday? Do you? This time of year causes us to pause and reflect on our childhood—from the tinsel on the tree, shaking the colorful packages, maybe sledding or taking a drive to look at the lights, and the many...
4 Meaningful Gifts for Your Kids

4 Meaningful Gifts for Your Kids

Each December, we hear a lot about simplifying our holiday routine, and there’s something to be said for that. In some families, the tradition that seems to be the most dominant and lasting is feeling worn out, frustrated and fed up. Sarcasm abounds when it comes to...
5 “Main Things” for Busy Dads

5 “Main Things” for Busy Dads

Dad, are you a going a million miles an hour? In today’s world, one of the enemies of having closely connected families life is how busy we all are. It’s so easy to get distracted and off track from our families, which should be among our highest priorities. You...