Hands Are Not for Hitting

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Dear Charley, The other day your mom sent me the cutest picture of you reading a new book. In her message she said, “Someone is learning an important lesson” and the book you were reading was called, “Hands Are Not for Hitting” by Martine Agassi, Ph.D. As I thought about how cute you are in this picture (and how cute you are in general), I thought a bit about this moment as a teaching opportunity. Read More …

Family Fun: Visit to NYC

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Dear Charley, One of the most fun things about having adult daughters has been when we plan and take Girls’ Trips. It is a tradition I hope we will continue for many years. It was a thrill earlier this year to go with your mom and Kenny to New York City, which was the “biggest” girls’ trip yet. Uncle Zach gifted us with the trip for Christmas and it was the first time your mom Read More …

Parental Love…From the Top of a Bush to Notes in Their Bibles

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The other day I was working on a project at my desk when I realized I had been hearing frantic chirping for quite a while outside my window. I opened the blinds to see two robins jumping and chirping in front of bushes lining our front porch. As I stood still and watched, I realized they were chirping at another bird that was in the bush, a baby bird. Their baby bird. It had stormed Read More …