family

May 7, 2019
Mom holding baby in the air

Mom, keep going – what you are doing is worthwhile!

As you read this, you might be having one of those days. Oh you know the ones I mean. You’ve been up since before dawn with baby, walked eyes half closed into the kitchen, just thinking about getting coffee. Looking at the clock, you decided to make the kids breakfast first. “Mommy!” Your toddler is calling from the bathroom. You leave everything half-done and rush to help with toddler’s potty training. “Can you tie my laces?” your preschooler pops in his head, not waiting for his sister to be done. You finish up the toddler, tie the laces and walk back to the kitchen, picking up clothes and toys as you go. You look blankly at the breakfast in progress. As you open the cupboard to get out the cereal, you are wondering: “Why is […]
May 6, 2016

Calling COURAGEOUS Fathers

“Honor Begins at home” is the slogan of new movie: Courageous. The movie about four law-enforcement officers is about facing their greatest challenge of all: Fatherhood. Some Facts on Fatherhood (Excerpt from http://www.humblepie.tv/projects/current-projects/courageous.html ) Fatherless homes produce: 63 percent of youth suicides (Bureau of the Census) 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children (CDC) 85 percent of all children with behavioral disorders (CDC) 85 percent of all youths in prisons (Fulton Co. Georgia jail populations, TX Dept. of Corrections 1992) (All Pro Dads, © 2010 Family First) No substitute. As a male parent, a father brings unique contributions to the job of parenting that a mother cannot. There is no substitute for a father’s love, involvement and presence in the life of his children.As noted sociologist David Popenoe explains, “Fathers are far more than just ‘second […]