Finding the “Good”


I’d like to believe that contrary to popular opinion, most people are good.

I’d like to believe that most people are doing what they can to live good lives, and that people have the best of intentions most of the time.

I’d like to believe that most people are focused on raising good kids, doing the best that they can at work, and building their communities.

I’d like to believe the small contributions we make in our own homes, families, and circles of influence make a difference in the world around us.  (more…)


Lucky Number Three


Before we had kids people asked us “when are you going to have kids?”

They’d casually pop the question into a conversation, almost as if they thought we’d never thought of having kids and they were presenting us with a brand new concept.

Once we had Harry Potter, people immediately started asking when we were going to have another child.

After AsthmaMan the questions about if we were trying for a girl started… I think before he even left the hospital.

Now we get the question, “are you done?” (more…)

Is That Appropriate Behavior?

4DX1xbyPI spend a lot of my time asking my kids “Is that appropriate behavior?” and “How will your actions affect other people?”

I’m trying to teach them that they don’t exist in a vacuum and that they HAVE to think about the consequences of their actions.

I’m starting to think the concept that our actions have an impact on those around us is limited only to children.

I am so sick of hearing about adults making poor choices.  (more…)