Family Night or a Night Out with the Boys?

balancing family and friends

“The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes.” – Confucius We only get this one shot at being a dad. There are no do-overs in parenting. [Tweet This] It’s all permanent. So when it comes to balancing family and friends, it’s important to carefully consider … Continue reading…

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Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad

 

All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coaching my kids and their teammates. My dad did that with my brother and me and I’m glad I am doing the same thing.

Over the years, we’ve created many memories together through youth sports. I’ve been able to be right there with our kids through some of their highs and their lows. I’ve been able to teach them firsthand the fundamentals of the game as well as lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work. I’ve been fortunate enough to watch them learn, grow, and develop. But recently, I’ve noticed they are not the only ones learning, growing, and developing. I have experienced the same.

It’s amazing how much I have learned through my time coaching. Here are the best life lessons I’ve learned as a sports dad.

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The Solution for the Passive Husband

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In the movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, Steve Martin’s character is a father of twelve. If you haven’t seen the movie, you can imagine the craziness that many children can bring. They move in to a house next to a couple with an only child. The wife is over-protective, … Continue reading…

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What Type of Person Are You Becoming?

understanding your heart

One day when I was playing with my son in his room, I noticed these interesting soft spots, almost dimples, in his wall. I thought there might be a leak somewhere, so I called a plumber. He confirmed that there wasn’t a leak, but I had subterranean termites eating … Continue reading…

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10 Common Mistakes Men Make in Life

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Elvis Presley was once asked to describe his life in one word. His answer? “Alone.” How can a man seen by hundreds of thousands on stage and listened to by millions feel so lonely? He made the mistake many of us make by not surrounding himself with “go-to” guys … Continue reading…

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