The term “sandwich generation” applies to those of us who have kids as well as parents who need us from time to time. As our children get older and need us less often, our parents can begin to need us more often as their bodies and minds falter. Maybe this…View More Parenting Parents
Matt Christensen shared a piece on the website called Fatherly this week about 13 subjects young adults wish their dad would share in conversation with them. They amount to a list of topics that some dads play very close to their chests. Dads either express fear about speaking on these…View More Open Up, Dad!
I had a strong memory of one of my many parenting mistakes rekindled this week while driving my grandchildren to the local store to shop. I’m sure my children also have strong memories of this particular mistake because it was the one and only time I was ever stopped by…View More Parenting Your Grandchildren
I realize Vietnam Veterans are the grandparents of our children these days but I saw a post during the Veteran’s Day remembrance this month about Grumpy Veterans that boldly owned anger issues in a painfully accurate way. It read, “I am a grumpy veteran. I served, I sacrificed, I don’t…View More Cure for Anger Issues
I spent a little time with my grandson last week at his request and found myself wondering if I would have made time for him if he hadn’t asked. Let’s just say it’s a good thing he asked. He’s working on his second-class rank in Scouting which requires him to…View More Making Time