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Why My Teens Don’t Use Smart Phones

***Disclaimer: The content of this post is not meant to offend parents who choose to allow their children the use of smart phones. It is merely an attempt to explore the dangers of technology in the hands of teens. This is the route we’ve chosen to take for OUR family, and we want to offer…

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Holy Passion

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a review about a book I read called Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. I’ve been a fan of Jen Hatmaker’s blog for some time now, so when she released the revision of the book a little early to bloggers, I jumped at the chance to get…

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Prisoner of Hope

So I’ve got this really fun app on my phone called Timehop. It allows you to see your status updates and photos from this exact day in history. I love checking to see what I was up to three or four years ago. The photographic displays of how fast my kids are growing up are NOT…

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10 Ways to Reset Your Wife

Fellas, if you only read one post of mine, make this be the one! I’m going to break it down for you real simple so pay attention. Some of these tips will require hard work and some will be second nature. The key is that you actually DO THEM. Some would argue that I’m turning in…

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Breastfeeding is Not for the Faint of Heart

So – it turns out that this week is World Breastfeeding Week. I bet you’re wondering why on earth I would want to write about such an event. Well – it’s for all the moms out there who have been struggling to get that perfect latch from their brand new baby while simultaneously trying to…

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I know, I know – you haven’t heard much from me over here lately.  There’s a good reason for it, I promise.  And the best part is there’s a very good story behind it that I am working on at the moment.  But until I can fill you in on all the details, here is…

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Dear Jake: 12 Years

Dear Jake, Twelve years old. One last year before you enter into teenager-dom. There’s always a certain amount of dread that is assumed when your kids turn into teenagers, but I’d like to think that these are the years that we are going to really connect with our kids as people, rather than just tiny humans…