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…]

Seton O’Connor of The Dan Patrick Show – The Dude, The Dad, The Danette

“Not again!”  I’m both anxious and livid as I stare at my silent phone. I’m two minutes into the start of an interview with Seton O’Connor of The Dan Patrick Show and we’ve been disconnected twice. Suddenly, though, my phone comes to life and a recognizable giggle echoes through the line, “Tobin?” All I can … [Read more…]