Save the Date! Four Ways to DIY Your Staycation

It’s a new year, a fresh start! It’s the perfect time to reconnect and exercise those gratitude muscles. Now more than ever, time away from the everyday is critical to maintaining the entire family’s well-being as well as managing stress. If that vacation time goes unused it can cost more than you know. It’s been […]

Family Board Meetings

As a way to combine the business practice of weekly board meetings and connecting with your children or spouse, the family board meeting concept was born. Jim Sheils, author of The Family Board Meeting, conceptualized the idea after he saw a need for enriching his relationship with his family and teaching his children life skills […]

Why you Should Have a Morning Routine

If your current morning routine consists of you hitting snooze 8 times then flying out the door because you’re almost late, you might be in store for a morning routine reboot.  Having a morning routine is the best way to start your day out on the right foot. By beginning every day the same way, […]

5 Journaling Tips to Write Like a Pro

Before we even know it, we turn around and our kid is 4. We turn around again, they’re 13. We turn around again, they have graduated high school. But what if we could hand them a journal of all of life’s most precious moments when we send them off onto their new journey? Journaling may […]

Mastering Commitment

A few weeks ago, Amber (my wife and beautiful soulmate) and I decided to embark on a new journey/health challenge. I tend to do well with defined challenges and endeavors and often find myself looking for the next thing to push my limits. But this one was not MY idea….it was Amber’s.  She came to […]

5 Budget-Friendly Activities for Fun Time with Your Kids

This post is brought to you by Cristin Howard – who runs Smart Parent Advice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads.   Having kids is expensive, even before you add in all the birthday parties, sports, and many other activities that require funds. Often, when you’re struggling to keep your kids entertained, […]

The Little Shoes That Made Me Realize TIME is All We Have

I shuffled into my dimly lit bathroom at my normal 4 AM wake up time. Groggy, yet ready once again to start my day. As my feet crossed the tile floor I stumbled over whatever toy du jour that was left in my path. My 2 year old son had not yet learned to put […]

How A Father-Son Trip Is The Best Way To Make Memories

Father and Son Trip Memories

My oldest son (Knox) is now 16 years old. The conversation and bonding that used to come so naturally seems to have long since passed. We now have just a handful of topics that he cares to talk about… cars and making money are the two that top the short list. And even those conversations […]