- “Hang on a sec, I have to check us in.”
- “Do that again, I want to get a picture of it!”
- “That is so funny! I absolutely have to post that!”
- “Of course I was listening! I just had to check to see if an important email came through yet.”
I’d like to think we all have those people in our lives. We all know these types – the ones so addicted to their phones or tablets that they actually plan their time around their interaction with the screen. Continue reading “Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard”
We showed up at the elementary school in our pajamas, my daughter and I. The smell of freshly delivered pizza wafted through the air, drawing us into the lunchroom, which would soon be overflowing with about 30 giddy, energetic fifth-grade girls, along with 30 quietly nervous, fidgeting parents.
The event attended was called “Girls Night Out,” which was described as a “...program to offer information on the growing up process, as well as some preparation for the changes that will be taking place in the students’ lives and their bodies.” Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Sex (and Puberty): No More Fear”
Note: I ran across this amazing and powerfully written story of father strength, conviction, and the ability to see past blind rage to do the right thing, and I knew I had to share it here…
by Mel Lazarus
“Daddy’s going to be very angry about this,” my mother said. It was August 1938 at a Catskill Mountains boarding house. One hot Friday afternoon, three of us—nine-year-old city boys—got to feeling listless. We’d done all the summer-country stuff, caught all the frogs, picked the blueberries and shivered in enough icy river water. What we needed on this unbearably boring afternoon was some action. Continue reading “A Powerful Lesson in Doing the Right Thing”
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly” – Richard Bach
Last Saturday, February 28, 2015, the world lost Oren Miller, a soul generated by love.
I was never blessed with the opportunity to meet Oren in the flesh, but in today’s age of communication technology, that fact is nearly moot. It was shortly after another tragedy, that of the Sandy Hook school shooting, that Oren greeted me with virtual open arms, into the fold of the Dad Bloggers community on Facebook. Back then, we were just a few hundred guys who wanted to promote the virtues of fatherhood and to advocate for the right of men to be a dad and all that being a dad entails. Continue reading “A Soul Generated By Love (For Oren)”
Today, my son came up to me, computer in hand, and asked if he could write a blog. Pleasantly surprised, I turned from what I was doing and asked if he wanted to post it on my website. His eyes lit up and replied, “YEAH!” I then asked what he wanted to blog about, and he said, “I want to write about why I love my family.”
Therefore, I am proud to present my son, Parker, as he submits his very first “guest blog” for Mindful Dad…
DADDY I LOVE YOU AND MOM
My Mom and Dad gave me a pterodactyl holding a heart in its mouth for Valentines’ Day. Today is the Super Bowl. I am so excited! Almost all of my family is coming over to my house. We will get to draw on the wall!!! Jarynn drew a weird thing. I love my family. Do you have a family that is fun and loves you? I love my family. My family is awesome! My dad is my hero he helps me when I need help and his name is Josh Misner. My Mom helps me when I am hurt and when I am sad. Also she is super sweet. My family is sweet.
That is why I love my family!