Category Archives: Family


Things I Teach My Kids: Practice Makes Perfect

In many domains, there is a belief that mastery requires 10,000 hours of practice. In my experience nothing in life comes easy so the determination to hard work and persist are vital skills and ones that are absolutely critical to have from childhood.
Our kids are learning at a breakneck pace. Everything from how to do…

These Little Tactics Will Help Get Your Kids to Eat Well

Getting kids to eat well is one of the toughest challenges facing a parent. Our kids eat pretty healthy, but like most children, they prefer treats over nutrition, turn their noses at many good foods and sometime show up at the table and refuse to eat the food they liked a day earlier.
Over the…

Thinking Stones

Last Christmas my wife gave me a wonderful collection of stones inscribed with sayings we use in our house and things that matter to us. Sometimes I place them on a table and let ideas come to mind and I call them my thinking stones, because looking at them always get me thinking about how…

Sage Words from a Parent

A friend of mine, Alfredo, posted this to his facebook and I couldn’t agree more.

Eleven years of parenting has taught me at least four things that every child does NOT need in their lives (in no particular order): 1. Networked TV; 2. Packaged food of any kind (except pasta of course); 3. Suburbia; and 4….

Making Wishes

When I was younger I would blow out the candles on my birthday cake, and wish for an exotic car or to win the lottery. Now I wish for my family to be healthy and happy for another year (and try to catch my breath).

Teach Your Kids the Value of Earning and Saving Money

Teaching our children strong values and life skills are the best things we can so to set them up for life success. Lately we have been playing a great game with our kids that teaches them about money and the value of earning and saving.
Background – My almost 5 year old daughter wants to buy…