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college bound

Published on August 22nd, 2014

I dropped my firstborn child off at college yesterday (Go Temple!). Not sure how I feel about all of this. I’m happy for him and excited about the numerous opportunities in front of him. I believe he’s going to excel. But, it’s a hard thing saying goodbye to someone who’s been in our house and


family life

Published on April 25th, 2014

I have six kids. They all have busy schedules. They all have expectations. They all have plans (for me). Honestly, sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming. I often feel as if I disappoint them on most days. It’s interesting too because it seems that just as soon as I begin to feel confident as a parent,


fighting for or with people?

Published on May 31st, 2012

I recently read the following in Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner.  It’s something that’s been challenging me as a father. “Sometimes it is easy to forget that you can win the argument and force the right behavior but lose the heart in the process.  A fifteen-year-old won’t respond to a a style of


guest post – Tonia Koehler on “help”

Published on May 6th, 2011

Whenever I start a new chart for chores or a new system for our family, my older kids ask me what I’ve been reading. They search the house for the magazine or book, and they love to tease me about the “new” system. But I must admit I do read anything I find about parenting