The 2016 Olympics in Rio are just about a memory and, if your child is anything like mine, they have watched intently. My son is completely smitten with the athletes - the speed, power, skill, and effort. He also loves all the pageantry, sportsmanship, back stories, human interest angles, and historic facts and figures. Every four years (every two actually with the staggered … [Read more...] about Three Great Lessons from the Olympics
NEWSFLASH! NOBODY LIKES HOMEWORK! I didn't like it, my friends didn't like it, my son doesn't like it, his friend don't like it. Heck, I would venture a guess that even the smartest kid in school really doesn't like it down deep! But hey, that's pretty normal and to be expected. Unfortunately, as we all know, it is a fact of life... and grade school... and middle school... … [Read more...] about Four Tips For Getting Back Into Homework
Any of you who read my posts regularly here on FFB know that I love my son more than anything in the world. He is my heart, my soul, my everything. The reason I breathe and the reason I work so hard to be a better man, human, and father. But, even with all that being true, I must say... I can not WAIT for him to go back to school this week! Don't judge, you know you have some … [Read more...] about Back To School Ideas- For Parents!
Last weekend, Mini Me and myself had a great little getaway. The key word being "little." It wasn't long, it wasn't expensive, it wasn't planned, it wasn't far. But it was the perfect simple family getaway! We are lucky to have a family friend who has a house on the Caney Fork River in Southeastern Tennessee, just about a two hour drive from our house. This friend was nice … [Read more...] about A Simple Family Getaway
Have you ever thought about why to talk about the world with your children? It's a tough subject sometimes - especially with all the negative things happening right now on planet Earth. You can’t avoid the hard topics with them forever. Maybe your child has questions about something they heard on the news or something talked about at school. If your Mini Me is at all like … [Read more...] about Seven Reasons You Should Talk To Your Kids About The World
My nine year old son is at math camp this week. Yep, math camp. It wasn't exactly the destination that he was hoping for but it is turning out great all the same. A surprise to me since he struggled a little early in his school career with math and a surprise to him because he has never considered himself one of the "brainy" kids - or as he puts it "Dad, I am not a nerd!" Well … [Read more...] about Encourage The Strengths In Your Child
You know those friends that you have had forever? The ones that you made somewhere back in elementary school or middle school. The ones who you hung out with everyday. They knew your first crush, shared your deepest secrets (as deep as a ten year old can have), and liked all the same crazy things that you liked? We all have those people in our world. Most of the time, years … [Read more...] about Forever Friends – No Matter How Far Apart!