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4 Conversations Dads Must Have with Their Kids about Violence

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If we watch the news on a regular basis, it’s impossible to miss the strong attraction America has to stories featuring mayhem. The cliche: “If it bleeds, it leads” may be a huge generalization. But, too often, it seems to be the playbook by which news events are filtered. … Continue reading…

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Quick Fix: How To Patch a Hole in Drywall

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One of my favorite all time TV shows is Home Improvement. In the show, the main character, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, played by Tim Allen, is the host of a show called Tool Time. Tim is passionate about tools and fixing things, but is completely inept at it. … Continue reading…

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5 Family Financial Priorities

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According to a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, the top financial priority of American families is to simply get caught up on the bills. This is complicated by a record number of Americans completely out of the work force and not actively seeking employment. The new jobs being … Continue reading…

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Questions All Boys Need Answered

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Robin Williams was an amazing talent. Although he was an unbelievable comedian, I always enjoyed his dramatic portrayals more. One his most powerful scenes came in the movie Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon. Damon’s character, Will, had gone through foster care. During that time, he had been severely physically abused. Williams … Continue reading…

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5 Ways to Gut Check Your Priorities in Life

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Recently, I’ve been having conversations with several young fathers who are gut checking their dad priorities. “Derek, I’m working too many hours and traveling too much. I’m not sure this job is worth losing touch with my family. My kids are growing up so fast, and I’m missing it.” These … Continue reading…

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