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Reflecting on priorities of family & work

Summer Learning Challenge, Year 2

Summer slide is well-documented. During summer, kids lose much of what they have learned during the school year, effectively starting them several weeks or months behind when they return in … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

American Ninja Warrior – Lessons on Family, Life, & Work

My kids and I are super excited as the new season of American Ninja Warrior (ANW) has started up again. Not only is this a sign of summer fast approaching, … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Making Makers – Maker Faire Recap 2015

One of the things I enjoy most with my kids is making things with them. More accurately, I love giving them the skills and tools to make things and then … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Fairness

“That’s not fair” has to be the phrase I hate more than any other in the English language; particularly when uttered by my kids or other kids with at least … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Disappointment

Part of prioritization is that there are no absolutes. Prioritizing family over work is more of a philosophy than a set of hard and fast rules. While there are practices … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Highlights from a Daddy-Daughter Triathlon Day

Yesterday, I completed my first triathlon – while my daughter finished her third. The process of and motivation for training for a triathlon taught me many lessons which I will … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Social Justice – The Flip Side of Advantaging Our (Affluent) Kids

Let me start by saying that I do not feel “white guilt” for providing opportunities for my kids in where we have chosen to live (the burbs), the money and … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment