“I Just Want Someone to Love Me”

November 1, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

I’ve worked at Lutheran Family Services for well over three years now, and I can pinpoint my toughest day at work. It was the day I was interviewing foster children for a fundraising video. At […]

Grades, and Then Some…

September 24, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

It took me a really long time to get organized. Not this morning or this week—I mean since high school. I was one of those irritating kids who pretty much winged it through my early […]

The Big Shifts

August 16, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Parenting

Moving up a grade is one thing. Moving up to the next tier is entirely another. The next tier, of course, is the shift between elementary school and middle school. Then, the jump from middle […]

Fathers and Daughters

July 22, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Parenting

Men hold incredible power over the future their daughters will experience. Sometimes, I have to wonder how many fathers realize that. And how many grieve for realizing it too late? I’m not just talking about […]

Youth Priorities

June 20, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Parenting

Back in my day, all the cool kids wore alligators on their shirts. It was an essential indicator of class status. You simply had to have the little Izod Lacoste symbol. No other animal would […]

Sibling Harmony

May 25, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Parenting

I had an interesting conversation recently with a friend, a father of three. He was talking about his two oldest children, both incredibly talented musicians. The son can play just about any instrument. The daughter […]