Category: I am Papa

Teaching Our Children Leadership Skills

In a day and age when we see a lack of leadership at the highest reaches of government, in our children’s athletic heroes and tv characters, it is up to us as parents to teach them what a true leader looks like. It seems… Continue Reading “Teaching Our Children Leadership Skills”

The Importance of Camping And our Free Ultimate Family Camping / Outdoor Checklist

It is no big surprise that we are an outdoor family. We try and spend as much time as we can outside. Anita and I have done this together since we were dating. When we started having children we made a promise to ourselves… Continue Reading “The Importance of Camping And our Free Ultimate Family Camping / Outdoor Checklist”

WHAT’S IN A LOAF OF BREAD

Several weeks ago we purchased some sourdough starter. This is the key ingredient in making sourdough bread. This starter is alive and is filled with yeast and bacteria that must be fed to be kept alive. Feeding it consists of giving it some flour… Continue Reading “WHAT’S IN A LOAF OF BREAD”

COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE : WHY WE DID THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE IN LAKE ERIE

About two weeks ago we were down by the beach of Lake Erie on a cold December day. There were a few other people walking and checking out the waves but there was one group that stood out. They were in bathing suits and… Continue Reading “COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE : WHY WE DID THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE IN LAKE ERIE”

NOBODY LIKES A WHINER

The last few weeks have not been easy. It started when I got sick. The fact that we would have to quarantine for two weeks didn’t seem all that bad. We made it to about 12 days, I was feeling great but then, low… Continue Reading “NOBODY LIKES A WHINER”

THE PATH TO A BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE

A beautiful marriage is built on the back of a beautiful friendship.  This is truly where it starts.  A marriage built on anything else is like a house made of straw.  It will bend and break at the first signs of a storm.  This… Continue Reading “THE PATH TO A BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE”

The Military Path: Debt Free College Education

It was twelve years ago that I sat down in a recruiting office and made the decision to sign on the dotted line and commit my life to the United States military.  It sounds scary but it has been the best decision of my… Continue Reading “The Military Path: Debt Free College Education”

I AM PAPA CHP. 3 – THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE PART 2

A strong marriage is so important in so many ways.  That relationship in a household is like the leadership at a company or in the military.  If the leadership and the morale is bad, the company or the unit will feed off of those… Continue Reading “I AM PAPA CHP. 3 – THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE PART 2”

I AM PAPA CHP. 3 – THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE

You don’t have to be in a happy marriage to be a great Papa, but it sure does help.  I met my future wife in college around 2001.  She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.  I still remember the first time… Continue Reading “I AM PAPA CHP. 3 – THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE”

I AM PAPA / CHAPTER 2

Chapter 2 – The importance of a Papa My parents have been divorced since I was a small child.  For a good portion of my life I was raised by a single mother and lived with my grandparents.  That time with my grandparents is… Continue Reading “I AM PAPA / CHAPTER 2”