Kid Connection Tip: Back Off and Get Closer

Dear Parents, I’ve discovered the fastest road to having great way better than average communications and connections with your kids. It’s a discovery that took over a dozen years of parenting missteps and flops. And the best part? My discovery doesn’t require you to start anything new. Zippo. Nada. What it requires is that you stop doing something. Today. Stop jumping in and fixing…

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Care Packages From the Past

I’ve always felt my children drew some short straws when it came to knowing my parents. My mom passed away when I was a child and my dad – Grandpa – was gone when they were just little ones. So, for most of their lives – when they saw their friends making memories with grandparents – weekend trips, holidays, birthdays…

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Ten Years!

Dear Kids, I’m a ten-year cancer survivor today. Correction. “We’re” a ten-year cancer survivor. Today. This journey would have never been the same without you. The details of that day – ten years ago – are etched forever into my head, protected and cataloged unlike any other day in my life. It was the day the circumstances of your father’s…

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Here’s the LA Marathon Fundraising Link!

Thank you for supporting my efforts to raise AT LEAST $5,000 for Camp Kesem – to sent 10+ children to free summer camp this summer. Camp Kesem is the only national nonprofit providing support to children touched by a parent’s cancer. CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE BELOW AND YOU’LL GO DIRECTLY TO MY FUNDRAISING PAGE! THANKS!        

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25 Weeks of Rediscover: Chapter 6 – I Can’t Believe You Said That

(This is the seventh week of a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Today we begin with Chapter 6 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  I hope you’ll come back this week for more thoughts on this chapter. Chapter 6 I Can’t Believe You Said That It was a couple of weeks after my mom died.…

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25 Weeks of Rediscover: Chapter 5 – Give and Take

(This is the sixth week of a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Today we begin with Chapter 5 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for some background on this chapter as well a few thought questions for you to think about. Later this week, I’ll share a new story focusing…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: Chapter 4 Discussion – Tuning In. Tuning Out.

(This is the fifth week of a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Earlier this week I shared Chapter 4 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  Today we take the topic presented in that chapter a little deeper – and I share some thought questions for you. Tomorrow, I hope you’ll come back for a new story about receiving…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: Chapter 4 – I’m Sorry, What Did You Say?

(This is the fifth week of  a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Today we begin with Chapter 4 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for some background on this chapter as well a few thought questions for you to think about. Later this week, I’ll share a new story focusing…

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The Many Faces of #EveryDayCare

So. Yesterday I told you the story about my mom. And her “mean loads of laundry.” All true. Bless my father for highlighting to me – as a young boy – the gifts given our family every day by my mom. In her laundry. In her cooking. In her housecleaning. In every chore of love she gave us. But there’s…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: What I’ve Learned About Stress

(This is the fourth week of a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Earlier this week I shared Chapter 3 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  And yesterday we talked about how we model healthy behavior for our children.  Today we talk a little bit more about stress.. Come back next week for a new lesson and…

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