Hands-on and Experiential Learning From Our Travels Through Southeast Asia

As we were preparing for this trip, one of the most common questions we were asked revolved around the kids and their school. I jokingly told everyone that the kids were getting enrolled in “The School of Life.” Read what the kids are learning during the first few weeks of this hands-on learning experience.

Rough and Tumble Play: it's a dad thing

Dad-child rough and tumble play (RTP) is a great way to enjoy time together and connect. RTP is a kind of play that most fathers are comfortable with and that most kids love.

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 3

In the third and final post of this series I share the most important lesson I've learned, and how it changed our family.

New Year's

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I say full because since we’ve had kids (twin 6 years old’s and a 4 year old) time has seemed to pass exponentially quicker.  There never seems to be enough time, and too many items on our list of “to do’s”. So slowing down, reconnecting, and reflecting on the year …

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Christmas holidays

When Big Days Blow Up on You: Preventing holiday meltdowns

by John Hoffman Not that I want to be a Grinch during the season of good cheer but… Here’s one of the less pleasant realities of being a parent of little kids. Sometimes the days that you really, really want to go well are the ones that really, really, really don’t go well. You know, …

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