Taming My Mouth Full Of Malarkey
I have nothing against ‘swear words’. They’re called ‘adult words’ in my house. Like alcohol, driving, and g-strings, they’re meant for a ripened, discerning mind. Growing up in church, I recognized ‘bless your heart’ and ‘she’s special’ for what they were “F-U!” As a comic, who’s open to language for what it is, (a means […]
Is There Such A Thing As A Winter Vacation Wonderland?
I received a curious email in my inbox this December. It was from the folks over at Vacasa. The main jist of the message was: “Where do you vacation in the winter?” Now, my family has a small getaway in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and truth be told, when you have, (for lack […]
How I just BARELY missed my opportunity to write for SNL
Last week I talked to a guy (27ish) who told me his dream job is to write for Saturday Night Live. Me: Awesome man. where do you do up? Him: Huh? What does that mean? Me: What clubs do you perform at? Do you work new stuff on open mics? Him: Oh, I have never done […]
Are You An Overbearing Parent For Having Lunch With Your Kid?
I read two articles recently where the author was chastising parents for popping in at school to have lunch with their kids. “The grade-school lunchroom has long acted as a microcosm of social life. It’s where kids choose whom to sit with, develop friendships, and resolve conflicts. And lunch is one of the few less-supervised […]
Chris Tomlin Is Back With A Holy Roar
The title track, “Holy Roar” is an excellent praise song sure to become a favorite for congregations everywhere. Even though I had not heard any of the songs previously, several times I found myself humming along. I think the entire album does a great job of setting your heart and mind towards worship. The tracks […]
New Parenting Movie – A Tough Watch?
Yikes. I dread the day I have no input or guidance in my kid’s life. I realize that sounds controlling. I just want to see them become their best selves – of course that can’t happen with me hovering over their shoulders – I realize that. Ugh. It’s so hard. I have 4 kids. […]
Screens Off, Adventure Mode ON!
There’s a lot said nowadays about getting your kids outside and breaking their addictions to games, TVs, phones…. anything with a screen. I’m gonna be honest, my kid’s aren’t really addicted. Well…. not yet. When we introduced electronics into their life, we set limits right off the top, so hopefully they wouldn’t become junkies, or […]
Does Kia Translate to F.U.N?
I was granted the opportunity to attend #TheNewKia event in San Diego, CA last week. It almost seems like a lifetime ago, as I’m back to the daily grind of work, parenting, shuttling kids, etc. There have already been so many wonderful things said about the experience, by writers far greater than myself, so I’ve […]
The Star Review: The Story AROUND The Story
NOW ON DVD – SCROLL DOWN FOR IMPORTANT LINK ‘The Star’ is a delightful animated adaptation of the story of the Nativity of Jesus, aimed for younger children. It includes a lot of entertaining animal characters (some of which accompanied Jesus in the manger when he was born) and some songs to make it appealing […]
Art Your Child Needs To Witness: See Paddington 2 Now!
Let me get this out of the way, I did NOT get paid to see and review ‘Paddington 2’. I was not given the red carpet treatment as I have for some movies. I was not even given free tickets. I took our kids to see P2 because we enjoyed the first movie, and I thought […]
SNOW HACKS to Stay Warm & Dry for Parents That Rarely Get Snow
“But It Only Snows Once a year” We get it. You live in an area of the country that only gets snow once or twice a year if you’re lucky (depending on how you view lucky). If you aren’t used to snow then you won’t be very prepared for when it does come. From frozen […]
Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women
LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW ON WHY YOU’D LIKE A COPY AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN ONE OF YOUR VERY OWN! I was hoping to use this book with my daughter who is nine years old. While I was able to discuss some of the devotions independently, it really is geared towards the 13+ age […]
The Star – Preview
WEBSITE | TRAILER Carlin and Christian preview ‘The Star’ in preparation of it’s upcoming release. In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, […]
My son is my Equal…. for fifteen minutes a day
My sons and daughters say yes sir and no sir. Not because it comes naturally to them, but because we’ve raised them to do so. Some folks give me dirty looks, or think I’m propping myself up, trying to instill some level of fear of adults in them. “We don’t make our kids say yes […]
How to work WITH your kids, without WORKING your kids
I get asked many times, “How do you find the time to work on all the projects you’ve got going?” The simple answer is, I make time for things that are important to me. This means sacrificing time, for things that aren’t. For instance, I decide this year to ONLY watch football games played by my favorite team, or my wife’s […]
Podcast Season 5 Is Here And So Are The Teletubbies – YIKES!
WE’RE BACK!!! Season 5 is finally here. We’ll be dropping new episodes each week, just stay tuned. This week we’re watching Teletubbies Episode: ‘This Way That Way’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiG4JACmX3c. Be sure to watch with us! This episode is brought to you by Zero Water. For a special price, just for What Are We Watching viewers, click here: http://bit.do/ZeroWater. […]
Pampers Saved This Dad From Certain Doom
I’ve seen things y’all. I’ve seen things no one should ever see. I’ve stared in the eyes of doom…. AND into the eyes of a pooping toddler. There’s no coming back from that. No. Coming. Back. Recently my one year old daughter contracted a double ear infection. Now, on a good day, she’s 50% horrible. Throw […]
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