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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“She Washed a Mean Load of Laundry”

Work with me on this one. I need to talk a bit about something sad. But then you’ll smile. I promise. My mom died when I was 14. It happened suddenly – getting sick and all. Two weeks before she died she was she same old Mom my four brothers and I always knew. A selfless, tireless, hold-it-all-together (mostly!) kind…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: Chapter 3 Discussion – The Lessons We Teach Our Kids

(Sorry this post is two days late – I’ve been under the weather! 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.”  Today we take the topic presented in that chapter a little deeper – and I share some thought questions for…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: Chapter 3 – Playing Post Office

(This is the fourth week of  a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Today we begin with Chapter 3 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. On Wednesday, I’ll share a new story focusing on this…

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Walk a Mile in My Flexon Glasses. And Win Flexon Sunglasses Yourself!

I’ve been on a “Facelift” journey over the last few weeks – picking out a new pair of eyeglasses from Flexon. Check out my stories about picking out my frames as well as my eye exam for full background on what I’ve learned! And be sure to read the section below titled, ” Win a Pair of Flexon Sunglasses!” –…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: What Death Taught Me

(This is the third week of a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Monday I shared Chapter 2 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  And yesterday we talked about my own experiences with losing family members. Today we talk more about life and deatth. Come back next week for a new lesson and some new thoughts.  Lesson 2: Loved…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: Chapter 2 Discussion – The Loss of Loved Ones

(This is the third week of a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Yesterday I shared Chapter 2 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  Today we take the thoughts 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 life’s losses. Thanks…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: Chapter 2 – Why Painters Use Drop Cloths

(This is the third week of  a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Today we begin with Chapter 2 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. On Wednesday, I’ll share a new story focusing on this…

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25 Weeks of Rediscovery: When You’re the Bogeyman

  (This is the second week of  a six-month journey of self-discovery. Thanks for joining me. Monday I shared Chapter 1 from my book, “Bobblehead Dad: 25 Lessons I Forgot I Knew.”  And yesterday we talked about that chapter. Today we talk more about “bogeymen.” Come back next week for a new lesson and some new thoughts.  Lesson 1: The scariest bogeyman is the one in your…

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