What is successful parenting?

Successful parenting.  What does it look like?   Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. As we set out into the world of parenting it all starts with two people passionately in love. Suddenly your wife is peeing on a stick that reveals – “Hey pal, you’re going to be a dad!”  You… read more »

I do, do you?

I do! I do laundry.  I do dinner.  I do bills.  I do floors.  I do windows.  I do runs to baseball, hockey, dance, school.  I even do toilets.  With all the “we have to do this and that” in life we can easily lose sight of the reason we walked down the aisle of… read more »

A piece of my heart

Jennifer’s daughter, Lauren, share some perspective and a piece of her heart. “Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you want it to go. You don’t get the job you’ve dreamed of having, you fail a test you studied so hard for, you get your heart broken by the person you loved, or you lose a… read more »

Laundry…the struggle is real

Caregivers; they’re on my heart.  What is a caregiver? Care is defined as serious attention or consideration applied to and a giver is a person who gives something.  Put it all together and you have a person who gives serious attention and consideration. I’m not sure what happens when I do laundry but once again… read more »


I’ve been asked why…why are you doing this? Why have you set out to help families make memories that will last for a lifetime? If you’ll give me a few minutes of your time I’d like to meander down a path, with you, for a moment and tell you why. About 10 a.m. on July… read more »

All these little things

Wash, rinse, repeat.   I believe those are the instructions that you find on a bottle of shampoo.  But, I may be wrong since I personally haven’t needed shampoo since 1997.  But I digress.  Wash.  Washing.  To wash.  My strong assumption is that you, like me, have loads of laundry to wash throughout the week.  It was… read more »

Flawed beauty

We all want to be loved, to be accepted and to be cherished, just the way we are, right?  Of course!  We long to be loved unconditionally. Jennifer and I were so blessed to invest our lives, along with some other outstanding leaders, into the lives of some amazing students during our cancer journey.  One… read more »

Endless love

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “Endless love”.  Maybe you think of the movie from 2014 that was a remake of the 1981 version.  Or maybe it was your wedding song?  For me I think of high school and discussing with Jennifer if we would be one of… read more »