A Big League Day Spent in the Minors in Greenville, SC

***Stop 4 on the #MiLBRoundTripper: the Greenville (SC) Drive*** There was an electricity in the air at Fluor Field on Tuesday night – the atmosphere felt big league-like. Fans were everywhere – lining the streets, more than twenty deep in the bag check line and shuffling shoulder-to-shoulder along the stadium’s concourse. The playfully dismissive chuckle … [Read more…]

Mastering a Day with Kids in Augusta, GA

****Stop #3 on the #MiLBRoundTripper: the Augusta (GA.) GreenJackets*** When the promotion of the Minor League game you’re attending starts with “Feed Your Face”, there are a few things that every parent must know. Trust me, I learned them first-hand watching the Augusta GreenJackets tonight. First, throw the diet out the window. The concept of any … [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…]

Three Ways to Watch More March Madness Without Ignoring the Kids

I can’t get enough March Madness.  Bring on the games! In my no-kids-allowed, temporarily-single-again dream world, nothing stops me from lounging in my comfy arm-chair in front of my home’s largest television from noon to midnight this coming Thursday and Friday. Nothing can shift my focus from college basketball – not soccer practices, not diapers, … [Read more…]

Tim Tebow and the Difference Between Persistent and Naive

“He will never miss a chance to ‘Tebow’ toward the camera, will he?” In 2011, I sarcastically scoffed at then-Denver Broncos quarterback, Tim Tebow, kneeling with fist to forehead, after throwing a game-winning touchdown pass. At that time, I dismissed Tebow as a glory-hound – a guy whose larger-than-life, holier-than-thou public persona dwarfed his athletic … [Read more…]

Parenting In a Peanut Shell – Two Lessons From Ex-NFL Star Charles Tillman

Charles Tillman’s stride was confident as he moved toward the bright stage – unfazed by the shower of compliments from the Dove Men + Care executive at the podium. His braided hair bounced as he skipped a stair and hopped gracefully onto the stage – entering the awaiting spotlight. Tillman took in the applause welcoming … [Read more…]