About That Whole Discipline Thing…



“Oh me oh my oh, look at Miss Ohio
She’s a-running around with her rag-top down
She says I want to do right but not right now”

-Gillian Welch

If those three lines don’t sum up the life of a five-year old, I don’t know what does. I’m sure Welch had another character in mind when she penned those lyrics, but whoever she was thinking of, she was wrong. It’s always been about the kids. Continue reading “About That Whole Discipline Thing…”

How to Achieve Your New Year Resolutions for 2018


“‘He means well’ is useless unless he does well.” – Plautus

It’s that special week of the year again. The few days after Santa gave our kids way more stuff than they needed, and the few days before we will once again realize how old we have become as we struggle to stay awake long enough to ring in the New Year like we used to in our younger days.

It’s during this most hopeful week of the year that we look back and try to remember what we resolved ourselves to do twelve months ago, and then figure out what we could do better in the next twelve. Continue reading “How to Achieve Your New Year Resolutions for 2018”

How To Do Breakfast Well


“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther

Ah, yes…breakfast. The most important meal of the day is what they call it. Now I could take issue and argue those two slices of greasy pizza immediately following that late night sixer after the kids are tucked in their beds is also in the running.

After all, without the cheesy grease, actually getting up and around the next morning for the “most important meal of the day” is a little tougher. And it’s not just me saying that, it’s science (look it up). I guess we could call the late night greaser a sort of support meal for the most important one, but I digress… Continue reading “How To Do Breakfast Well”

It Just Kinda Happened…


“Every man wakes up one fine morning with a wife and kids. ‘Where’d they come from? They weren’t there last time I looked!’ That’s ‘cause most things in life, good and bad, just kinda happen to ya.” -Uncle Pat, Cocktail, 1988

Truer words have never been spoken. With all due respect to Marcus Aurelius, Winston Churchill, and even Bill Shakespeare himself, this line by Uncle Pat tops them all. Continue reading “It Just Kinda Happened…”