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Feb 28, 2017

Discipline Vs. Love


When you discipline children it is important to be consistent.  Thus, our reactions and punishments for bad decisions should be the same every time.  When we do this, it is easy to explain the "why" for consequences.  Our children are new to the whole right and wrong concept when they are born so...

Feb 26, 2017

Stealing Happiness From The Future


In this episode, we are introduced to "Future Tim."  This is a construct used to push concerns off into the future.  Granted, this also can be used to kick problems down the road.  We discuss using intelligence and experience to determine when we have to face problems and when we...

Feb 23, 2017

Best Day Ever

In part three of the interview with Michelle Angelici West we cover the post-chemo aftermath.  We talk about Tyler being pronounced clean from cancer, the best birthday gift, and the new normal for the family.  Surviving cancer takes a lot out of you, but when you beat it, you have an appreciation for...

Feb 21, 2017

A Beautiful Mess

Kids are messy, but that is part of what makes raising them so much fun.  There is that old phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  Remember that the next time your kid reminds you of Pigpen in Peanuts. With the right attitude, that exhausting work ahead becomes a beautiful mess.  

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Feb 19, 2017

Getting Down on Their Level


We naturally get down on the same level as our children when they are very young.  When they crawl, we crawl.  We adjust our vision to see what they are looking at.  This desire to see life through our kid's eye needs to exist throughout their lives.  It may seem hard to get to the same...