Have dinner together. If you aren’t having dinner together, you should. If there is one thing you are not doing right now that I would recommend, it’s have dinner together. Too often families find themselves eating different meals on different schedules in different rooms. Kids are on their phones or tablets, parents are working late... Continue Reading →
Meramec Caverns and Learning to Stop Along the Way.
If you are like us, you take road trips. And without fail, you will come across a roadside attraction. Something with dozens if not hundreds of billboards or barn roofs advertising some once in a lifetime opportunity to see something. To this, I say – Stop. For the last few years, we make a pilgrimage... Continue Reading →
5 Reasons I love Russell Athletics
The fact is, it’s hard to lose weight after 30 years of bad habits. But I do it. Even when I recently attended Dad 2.0 Summit – I hit the gym. And one of the sponsors – truly one of my favorite sponsors – was Russell Athletics. Let me tell you why.
The Power of Family Annual Goals
Last week we talked about your Individual Development Plan, the document that will help you focus on activities to better yourself. Where I work, my Individual Development Plan counts 10% toward my annual goals. We take significant time - several meetings over several hours - to determine what we want to do this year as... Continue Reading →
Your Daddy Development Plan is Overdue!
Every year around this time, I complete an Individual Development Plan. I have completed this form for the past decade. For many, this is a necessary evil that one finishes in February and fails to look at until December. But for me, it’s a little different. I actually believe there is value in this activity.... Continue Reading →