Thoughts and Concerns Raising a Bi-Racial Child

Before having a kid, every parent has thoughts and concerns such as: Am I ready for this?  Will I be a good parent?  Is my child going to be healthy?  After the child is born, more thoughts and fears arise such as: Is my child developing normally? Is my house safe?  Am I doing things correctly?  As children grow up,Continue reading “Thoughts and Concerns Raising a Bi-Racial Child”

My Son Is Perfect…And So Is Yours

Mommy’s little angel.  Daddy’s pride and joy.  We as parents all think our child is the image of perfection.  And you know what?  We are all correct, our sons and daughters are perfect.  Do they do things to annoy us?  You bet!  Do they make mistakes?  All the time.  Do they pee on you when you change their diaper?  Unfortunately.  Do they throw an inconsolable fitContinue reading “My Son Is Perfect…And So Is Yours”

The Grateful Dad

Hopefully you read the title correctly.  This is not an homage to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.  This is a post about how I am grateful for the COVID19 pandemic.  Let’s be clear, I am not grateful for the 100s of thousands who have lost loved ones, lost their jobs, are struggling financially, and a million other horrible thingsContinue reading “The Grateful Dad”

The Self-Disciplined Dad

Being a martial artist for the vast majority of my life, I feel as though my self-discipline is exemplary.  This was until my son was born.  Then things changed.  I was so disciplined that I never pulled an all-nighter in college, never missed a class in college until I was a senior, lost 60 pounds in one yearContinue reading “The Self-Disciplined Dad”