How India Eradicated POLIO and Why It’s Important to You and Me

Something incredible happened last month in India. And I hope you’ll take 60 seconds to learn about it. India was certified as being polio free  - after three consecutive years of zero reported cases in the entire country. That message merits being repeated! India has had zero reported cases of polio in last three years and as a result, they…

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Podcast: Bullying – What Parents Need to Know

Why not subscribe to the show in iTunes? And if you listen to podcasts on your smartphone, check out this great app: Stitcher! THIS EPISODE: Did you know that 160,000 kids skip school every day for fear of being a victim of bullying? Did you know that bullying has three players? And did you know that your child will likely play one…

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Podcast: Kids & Stress & Helping Everyone Navigate Through It!

Why not subscribe to the show in iTunes? And if you listen to podcasts on your smartphone, check out this great app: Stitcher! THIS EPISODE: Success in high school starts years earlier – so this is a show for parents with kids of all ages. Kids often tell their parent that life is so much more stressful today than in the past.…

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Moms & Dads: LISTEN to This!

Let’s make this brief. I often talk about my “30 second rule” – the general guideline of keeping our parental lectures down to a half a minute because, well, no kid wants to really listen to a parent go on and on and on and on and… Several professionals say we – as parents – should listen 80% of the…

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Good-Bye Winter. Let’s Grill.

Grilling is my secret weapon. It makes even a so-so cook like me look way better. My other secret is using aluminum foil pouches. The beauty of foil pouch grilling is—other than an occasional flip—you can leave your food unattended with little risk of over-cooking. It’s good. It’s tasty. And the clean-up is a breeze. One of my favorite meals…

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“Dad Decisions” – A Timeout with Indiana Pacers Coach Frank Vogel

Coaches are one of my favorite go-to resources for fathering advice. So when I recently saw Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel in a Dove Men+Care commercial featuring basketball decision makers, I reached out to him for some more dad decisions and wisdom.   And what’s coach Vogel think about other decisions?

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Your Family Will LOVE This Recipe! Guaranteed!

Savory Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli  I just stumbled on this recipe in some old files – and I’m not sure I ever posted it. So in the spirit of sharing the love (and an easy recipe I won some contest with) this one’s for you:  If you’re looking for a recipe to wow your family, this is…

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Make An Easter Basket Your Kids will NEVER Forget!

Why not give the Easter Bunny a hand this year—and make yourself look like the super-dad (or mom!) you are by making your kids an Easter basket they’ll never forget. All you need to do is grow your own grass! It’s a perfect project for every dad! This is a simple project for you and your children—all it takes is…

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To The Girl Who’s Had Me Gasping for 22 Years…

In honor of my daughter’s 22nd birthday today, I’m reposting a story I wrote a few years ago in an attempt to capture who this child is to me. I’m happy to report, a few years later, she still has me gasping. In a good way.  * I’m a world-class gasper. And for that, you can thank my daughter. My…

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Podcast: Dads & Daughters & Jeff Bogle

Why not subscribe to the show in iTunes? And if you listen to podcasts on your smartphone, check out this great app: Stitcher! THIS EPISODE: Today we’re talking with Jeff Bogle, dad of two daughters and one of the best writers (Out With the Kids) out there. In a recent story in Huffington Post celebrating Jeff’s oldest daughter’s 10th birthday, Jeff shared his sentiments about…

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