Fatherhood is a wonderful adventure. You will never regret embracing it! (Image: Pavel Losevsky)
Just like Mom, Dad has a day all to himself. That day is Sunday, yep Father’s Day is here again. To be honest, I debated doing a Fathers Day post. Not because I feel it doesn’t deserve special attention, but rather because, as a father, it seems a little self serving. Finally, because I am a father, I decided to do something a little different. Let’s just say that this isn’t going to be about making a Fathers Day gift. There are plenty of
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So times have changed, but does the family need to? Maybe, maybe not. From the looks on the faces though this may not be the best family to ask. (Image: anyjazz65)
So, what size is your family? Yeah, I know, that is being a little forward isn’t it. It is a topic that comes up in our house every now and then though. Currently we have three kids. We are currently in the process of adopting our fourth. Hopefully she will be home with us by the end of the summer. I remember getting comments from
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Most kids enjoy saying their prayers. As parents, we can encourage this habit to grow.
My wife and I try hard to pray with our kids several times a day. We offer the usual blessing before each meal and end any disciplinary action in prayer. We also pray before we go down for nap and before bedtime. It has gotten to the point that if we forget, our kids get upset and remind us. Go kids!!
What we have a hard time with is to give our kids good examples when we pray. Let me explain that one
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Never forget the sacrifices that were required for Old Glory (Image: dwight9592)
Today is Memorial day. I, like most of you, enjoy having a day off and spending it with friends and family celebrating the beginning of Summer. Wait a second…. The beginning of Summer? Isn’t that on June 20th? You know the Summer Solstice! Then what is Memorial Day? Ah, that’s right. It is the day we set aside to honor those young men and women who have died in service to our country and kept us free.
Although I have not served in the armed forces,
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It is hard to play a group sport without a team. Parenting is similar. (Image: Saskia Massink)
Have you ever considered parenting as a group sport? Maybe you should! I am convinced that this parents vs. kids mentality we have in our current culture is not exactly how it was intended to be. Let’s look at this in a little more detail. We will start with a short jaunt through history.
Many, many moons ago families were identified by clans. This meant that you, your siblings, your cousins, and on down the line lived in relativity close proximity
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Taking time to date can also improve the romance withing your marriage! (Image: Mat Hayward)
You probably know about play dates for preschoolers. You also know that teenagers like to date. We probably all remember dating in college and as single adults. How many of you out there know that parents date as well? Okay, so many of you don’t, but you should! The idea that romantic dating is outlawed with the words, “It’s a Girl/ Boy,” is silly. It ranks right up there with the idea that you only buy your wife flowers on your anniversary or
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The rewards of Motherhood are worth the hours (Image: Pavel Losevsky)
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Across the country fathers and kids will be serving their wives and mothers through flowers, home-made gifts, cards, jewelry and breakfast in bed. Our oldest, Josiah, even volunteered that I should take all the kids somewhere fun and let mom have the day to stay home and rest. He is a smart little guy isn’t he. Regardless of how the appreciation is shown, mothers of all ages will be soaking up the attention on their one day of fame and recognition. Rightfully so
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Engagement photo – March in Texas!
Well, today is May 6th, 2010. Nine years ago today was a Sunday. On the previous Friday, I had just completed checking out around 120 guys from various dorms on our college campus. Just less than 24 hours prior I had walked across the stage and received my diploma. The school year was over, the dorms were empty, I was officially a college graduate with a job all lined up. What else was there to do but get married? That is right, Kim and I were married nine years ago today. WOW
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Welcome to RandomActsOfParenting. I have spent quite a while thinking of what to post for my inaugural post. My mind raced between some of my favorite resources for parents, several of which have greatly improved my life, and the latest humorous escapade tackled by my oldest. After a long thought, okay, several long thoughts, I decided a quick introduction was in order first. Sure, there is an about page here on the blog, but seriously, who actually reads those. An introduction allows me to focus in on the purpose of this blog and
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