Do Kids Ever Get Cheaper?

Each Friday, when my boys were toddlers, I’d dutifully hand over my check to our child care provider. I’d do so while dreaming of the time that they’d reach kindergarten and these checks would no longer be needed. Just imagine all the money I’ll have, right?  I picture myself as Uncle Scrooge in the DuckTales’ … [Read more…]

What Is The #MiLBRoundTripper?

The Round Tripper is not just about a crazy dad’s trek around the country to see some great, Minor League Baseball – it’s so much BIGGER! I’ll let Emersyn (18 months) and Everett (4 years-old) explain it here: Well, maybe they don’t understand… The Round Tripper is about:  (1) Having fun together as a family – … [Read more…]

May is National Foster Care Month – 5 Ways to Help Without Becoming a Foster Parent Today

May is National Foster Care Month and a simple slogan conveys a profound mission:  “Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families.” I admire those families that provide care to the over 400,000 children in the foster care system. Foster families have answered the call to not only provide care for kids with nowhere else to go, but to … [Read more…]

The NFL Draft Creates Millionaires, I’ll Attempt to Raise Great Kids

The NFL Draft will fulfill dreams and make millionaires tonight in Philadelphia. Images of the Roger Goodell bro-hugs and #1 jersey-holding pictures with the selected player’s family will dominate Friday’s sports headlines. The watching audience will listen as analysts pick apart the relative value of one draft pick over another – citing skills that they … [Read more…]