Tag Archives: Fatherly Advice

When we do family game night in our household we usually go one of two directions. We either play a board game or we play card games.  Most of the time we gravitate to card games because my kids love playing card games.  While my oldest was in college it seems he learned a new card game every semester and he would come home and share that game with the family.   General Tips for Family Card Game Night One of the hardest challenges when playing cards with our family is the age gap between kids.  The older kids like more advanced card games that require a little more strategy while the youngest prefers to just have fun and not have to put much thought into the game.  When planning a family card game night consider the age of your kids and the card game you want to play.   For younger…

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“I don’t know what to say, but it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.” — Ellen Griswold The holidays. Love them or hate them the only way to avoid them is to move out of the country. Whether you travel to visit family or stay at home and host here are some tips to help you stay sane. Make Lists I am the first person to admit that when it comes to the holidays I forget something. Whether it is a gift that was left in a closet or forgetting a key ingredient for that holiday dish, there is at least one thing I forget every year.   When gathering gifts make sure you have a list of all those items you might have hidden or stashed away for surprises so you remember to bring them along.  If traveling make a packing list so you don’t forget your favorite outfit or…

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“Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.” — Jack Baker. I am far from being a perfect dad. But through my many years of trial and error I have found some simple tips to help be a better father. Some of these don’t even apply just to fathers, if you are an influence in a child’s life these tips might be for you. Put your phone down Looking around at everyone in my family and the first thing I see is they are all staring down at their device. Whether it is a phone, tablet or TV, these distractions in our daily life are robbing us of precious face to face time.  On their own these devices provide us with tons of information and entertainment, but they open a door to addictive…

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