Tag: parenting

Integrity – You Either Know It, or You Have None

Contemplating Integrity

Being a parent is an educational experience. I’ve mentioned before that helping others is critical to emotional development and growth. Parenting is, by necessity, a chance to instill integrity in your child. Honesty is an issue that’s arisen lately with one of my kids. It’s frustrating and humbling all at the same time. When I […]

Thursday Night Traditions

Parenting

The kids and I hit up the local 4 Rivers BBQ Smokehouse every Thursday night after school. It’s a tradition we’ve had for a couple of years now. The staff knows what we’re going to order as soon as we get there. 🎼 Sometimes you wanna go, where everybody knows your name 🎶 My childhood […]

A Long Weekend of Parenting

Last week I picked up the baby from his Great Aunt in Tampa. We spent a week together. Last Thursday I picked up the twins from school here in Orlando. We spent the weekend together. That made for a very busy weekend. Looking back at it, I’m grateful. In the middle of everything, I would […]

Babies

Mason and Charlotte - The Twins

On October 9, 2009, Mason and Charlotte were brought into the world. It’s been quite the experience since then. Some things have been great, some have not. As usual, I have a bit of a different perspective on things than what I hear from most. First off, Mason and Charlotte are awesome. I can’t begin […]

A Boy and a Girl

It’s official: Melissa and I are having a boy and a girl. I sent out a text message that said: “1 boy and 1 reason to buy more guns”. I guess it’s a little typical of me, but I still thought it was pretty funny.The picture to the left is of Charlottle Elizabeth Collier. The […]

Twins!

For those of you who don’t already know, Melissa is pregnant. We’ve kept that pretty quite for the last month (it’s been hard). We were supposed to have an ultrasound before I went to SXSW, but it got canceled on us (weird, I know). So, on my first day back home after SXSW, Melissa and […]