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...
3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Thankful

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Thankful

The holidays can bring great times for fathers and their kids. And Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to teach our children—and model for them—what it means to be thankful. (Although it shouldn’t be just a once-a-year thing.) A researcher from the University of...
Treat Your Daughter Like Royalty

Treat Your Daughter Like Royalty

Insights Straight from Girls by Michelle Watson, PhD, LPC With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give you an all-access pass behind the curtain of a girl’s heart from the vantage point of a few courageous girls who shared...

Contentment in the New Year

Dads, here’s hoping your New Year is “happy” … and much more. As we start this new year, here’s a thought from one of our long-time friends at NCF, Mick Trombley from Pennsylvania. He writes about the phrase that’s so common during these next few days:...

Five Christmas Traditions

The holiday season is a time to build lifelong memories with your family. Traditions also help you bond and reconnect with loved ones, friends, and neighbors.  Creating traditions takes just a little time and energy to plan. We’ve put together a list of five...

We “Skipped” Christmas

Just Count Your Blessings. Just Be DAD. by Eric Snow It was the fall of 1999. Earlier in the year my career had taken us to a new town 125 miles away from our nearest family. Valerie and I were adjusting to new jobs, and our 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter...