Have Fun at Work (every)Day
Let’s face it, some people would scoff at the sheer notion of a ‘have fun at work’ day. A holiday devoted to enjoying that grueling place you slug to each and every day? Pishah. PISHAW I SAY!! Look, I get it. work is for work. Home is for enjoyment. Live to work or work to […]
Restoration: A Journey From Incarceration To Fatherhood
A film every parent needs to see: For years, Jonathan has been in prison. As a result, he has missed milestone moments with his family. He wasn’t there for his daughter’s first day of school or a thousand little experiences with his wife and as a father, he is devastated to be separated from those […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One Last Ride
Yesterday afternoon, familiar red lights blinked, alternating left and right. A stop sign appeared and a long yellow metal arm swung into the street. A door swung open. A child stepped down, turned left and went around that arm, looked both ways, and crossed the street. The door closed, the arm swung back into position, […]
A Funny Handbook For Dads This Father’s Day
To say I’m jealous of Doug Moe would be the understatement of the century. I traveled for years as a comic before adopting my kids, and deciding to hang up my owl wings. In all of that time, I merely brushed elbows with some of the greats. Just look at the back of this book […]
Dad’s Monday Mind Dump: 6/4/17
Every once in awhile, the brain gets full and needs to be emptied. For the plaid dads, the Monday Mind Dump is where it happens. In no particular order, here’s what’s on Aaron’s mind: I recently got nine hours of sleep with one very brief interruption from my oldest boy. I normally get around five […]
Challenged to be a Better Dad with Cheerios
When I was asked to be part of this year’s #CheeriosChallenge, I was excited to put my graphic artist muscle to work in creating a really great image to help promote this wonderful cause: A celebration of Fatherhood. The truth is nothing comes easy when you become a Father for the first time. All of […]
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