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My First Parent-Teacher Conference as a Parent

I’ve never known the kind of love like the kind a father has for his child. Until two years ago. And it’s been quite the ride so far… For the first time in a parent-teacher conference, I was on the other side of the table. The Curious Parent Anxiety set Read more…


Some Assembly Required

Look what came in the mail today! Now, how do you put it together? Be honest. When was the last time you actually read the neatly-folded, paper instructions to assemble something? In Google IT, I couldn’t recall the last time I had held a paper map. But I do remember Read more…


Just Wait…

Think THIS is special? Think THAT experience was mind-blowing? OH—Just Wait… Well into our mid-thirties, my wife and I just had our first baby. Like most first-time parents, we’re not only overjoyed, we’re right certain that our newborn baby is… well…  perfect. As a veteran classroom teacher, I’ve been working Read more…


You Have to LIVE IT!

I thought I knew. But really? I had NO idea. As my wife and I were expecting our first child, we did everything we could think of to prepare our son for a wonderful welcome to the world. We read books. We prayed. We were constantly monitoring our environment and Read more…


The Heart. Beats…

So busy. So ordinary. Another routine, fourteen-hour work day was underway. But there was that appointment in the afternoon. And I had NO idea just what kind of extraordinary awaited. With both of us working as fifth grade teachers and After School directors, and also taking work home every night, Read more…