Yelling Isn’t Discipline

It never ceases to amaze me how many parents think that discipline is the equivalent of yelling when there are all sorts of other, better ways to discipline your children. I find that while raising your voice sometimes has its place, it’s amazing how much more effective it is to use a calm and collected stern teaching.

Humble Confidence at the Grocery Store

Dear wives and mothers, here’s a way to help the men in your life to have humble confidence at the grocery store. No, really. And chances are, it won’t take you any extra time.

Finding Joy in What Others Love

One of the lessons I’ve learned in my own marriage and family over the last few years is finding joy and learning to love what those I love love.

Mr. Mom Weekend: Behind the Numbers

My recent Mr. Mom Weekend was one of the most productive I’ve had in quite a while. How can this be? I think it’s part of living an integrated life. Here’s a bit behind the numbers (with an infographic).

I Learned the Hard Way: Good Stewardship is More than Saving

As I’ve become more “successful”, I have had to learn to use the resources I have for the benefit of my family. I have had to learn how to be a good steward of what I have been given, and sometimes I have to face the fact that it’s different for me than it is for others. At the heard of it, good stewardship is about more than saving.

Sometimes Showing Up and Being Present Is Enough

You can parent, discipline, coach, and teach, but sometimes it won’t get through. Sometimes, you have to show up, and that’s what matters most. It comes down to being present in the most literal sense.