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 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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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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High Tech Care: Families Win at CES2015

I just got back from three days at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – the monster gathering of businesses that thrive on the business of consumer technology. And I spent all those days walking around visiting hundreds of booths – checking out the coolest and greatest ideas coming to consumers worldwide. One of the biggest take-aways for me…

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Join Me. 25 Weeks. 25 Life Lessons.

(I’m starting a six month journey to rediscover some life lessons I forgot I knew. I hope you’ll join me. Details are below.) Ten years ago today – January 1, 2005 – I told my three children that I was getting my act together and train for my first triathlon. They weren’t impressed. They were kids ranging in age from…

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The Most Important Thing My Dad Taught Me…

  That’s my dad. And me. He’s the bald one. I’m the young one. Now I’m the bald one. And not the young one. And my dad’s the gone one. 17 years. Today. So that’s why I’m writing. Because even after 17 years of being gone, every dad deserves a nod. My dad would have liked what’s going on in…

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Random Acts of Kindness 101

I’m a sucker for random acts of kindness. Doing them. Receiving them. Watching them. From every angle, I’m convinced they are the secret sauce to a more tolerant and peace-filled world. That’s why I loved seeing this video posted on my friend, Meredith Sinclair’s social media sites the other day. If you don’t know her, check her out at MeredithPlays.com. She’s…

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