Parenting Life

Things This Teacher Wants Parents To Do

Teachers are largely under appreciated. Being a longtime teacher, I know I’m biased. There are certainly bad teachers, but there are also bad lawyers, bad doctors, and bad construction workers. When you have excellent teachers though, they are invaluable. But no matter how great and dedicated a teacher is, there’s no question that the parenting of a student is still…

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6 Teaching Practices That Make For Effective Parenting

As a long time teacher, I often think about the strong correlation between effective teaching practices and effective parenting. Even before I had kids, my colleagues and I would discuss the strong parenting traits that helped students thrive while lamenting the lack of parenting that hindered students. It often seemed that the same practices that were successful in teaching applied…

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Parenting Products

9 Great Road Trip Toys For Kids

I love a good old road trip. As a kid, I went on many road trips, and as an adult, I’ve continued to enjoy them. Even with two young sons now, I still enjoy them. It can be a challenge to keep the kids from becoming too restless on a road trip, but I’m a firm believer in not caving…

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Don’t Be A Lax Parent With Your Kids’ Screen Time

Just one generation ago, the idea of kids watching a show on a laptop while shopping with parents was ludicrous. Today however, this is a common sight. So is seeing kids staring at a screen in a restaurant instead of actually talking with the family. Previous generations did just fine shopping and eating out without the aid of a screen,…

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Family Travels

Halifax With The Kids

Halifax is a beautiful city in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s a coastal city located on the Northern Atlantic Ocean. A friend of ours had recently moved there, so it provided the perfect opportunity for us to visit! My wife and I have both traveled a good amount, so we were excited to take our two young sons…

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Why I Love Fatherhood, Through The Senses

I love being a dad. I really do. Fatherhood was always something I believed I would really take to and enjoy. Since having my first son and then my second, this belief has been more than confirmed. Recently, as I was thinking about my two sons, I thought about the various reasons I love and am sentimental about being a…

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The Hardest Part Of Parenting. A Dad’s Confession

If you’re reading this, you likely know first hand that parenting is hard. At the time of writing this, my kids are ages 4 and 1. So when I talk about parenting here, I’m speaking to my experiences raising kids up to this point. Parenting at any stage of kids’ lives has certain challenges, but I do think many parents…

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Why My Wife And I Fight More After Kids

I imagine most people put in serious thought before deciding to go down the path of parenthood as having a kid is a significant life changing event. (I would argue the most significant). However, I wonder how much couples think about how having kids will impact their relationship. I mean truly think about. I think a lot of couples are…

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