Family

The chaos, the joy, and the humility of family life in the burbs.

Fathering

Fathering

Before my firstborn was even a twinkle in my eye, there were always thousands of doubts in my head about whether I would make a good dad. I’m sure it’s not just me. Everyone wakes up every morning with a new pile of doubts to add to their ever-growing collection of insecurities. Mine just happen to revolve around someone that barely even knows how to read. Priorities In the beginning, it was all about security. I needed to work hard at my job so that I could feed, clothe, and protect my wife and--by extension--my helpless baby. Having just started on parenting my third

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Big Tex

Big Tex

I took Caleb to the Texas state fair this week. It was raining, cold (for Texas), and kind of miserable. We actually had a blast despite all of the negatives. I mean, it's the fair. How could you not have fun? Highlight 1 - The Train We rode the train. Caleb absolutely loves riding the train. We get to cruise down the tracks at 80 mph, and we don't have to be buckled in! We get to see other trains pass us on the tracks, and he loves spotting the signals along the way. Highlight 2 - The Butterflies The state fair has a permanent butterfly

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