I bet I've started over a dozen posts, only to scratch them completely. Writing brings me a great deal of joy and satisfaction. Plus, I really like sharing life with other people (so long as it relates). Writing also really helps me process through some of life's more cumbersome trials and situations. At this point … Continue reading Telling Tales
When pushing a pleaser personality to do better is worse.
I'm holding B, my youngest son, this morning and wondering how someone could hate him because of his brown skin. He is such a beautiful person. It's OK to have a change of mind; a change of heart. In my youth, I would argue the stance that the confederate flag was somehow a banner of … Continue reading A change of heart. Responding to the white supremacist movement.
What fear looks like when loss of life is a very real concern.
Recently, while watching The Jungle Book with the kids (off and on), I heard this expression used as Raksha was teaching the pups. “The strength of the Wolf is the pack, and the strength of the pack is the wolf.” It’s part of a much larger excerpt called “The Law of the Jungle.” It didn’t … Continue reading The Law of the Jungle
The ever looming conversation that blended families face at some point. What do you say? I'm still learning. I'm still loving.
This week’s topic is a little light, but no less important. I have this habit (not just with kids) of making up words or phrases that flow with some words or collection of syllables that I hear, but don't understand, and inserting them as feedback (I know, run-on). And, when the house is teaming with … Continue reading Pop a goat, sucka!
What do you do when violence is the only answer a kid knows?
Being dad in a child's world that only knows mom.
Where fostering all began for me.