The one thing that gives me some stability in my life is that some things remain the same.  I’m very thankful that I have a job to go to every day, that I have a place to live and food to eat.  There are times when I take these things for granted. It’s not until… Read More


Over the seven years since being divorced there is one topic that comes up as I interact with other dads.  That topic is child support.  I’ve heard everything.  Some dads think that they shouldn’t pay.  Some dads think that the mom isn’t spending the money right. Some dads think that they are paying too much.… Read More


When I separated from my ex wife, I was fearful about what the future had for me.  This was someone I had been with for over 20 years. Although I feel it was the best for both of us to go our separate ways, I was moving into an unknown area.  The other question mark… Read More


The one thing that I feel had the greatest affect on my kids is those years I was an active drinker and drug user.  That time, which lasted for over 20 years, turned from an enjoyable pastime to an overpowering addiction.  It ended when I was forced to realize that in order for my life… Read More


The one thing that every positive parent wants is for his/her children to be successful adults.  Having a good education is a sure way to guarantee that success.  Most of us start when our children are very young. We stress the importance of being able to read, do arithmetic and to write somewhat legibly. Although… Read More


One of the greatest challenges of being a positive parent is learning how to interact with my kids. Dealing with 4 different personalities can be difficult at best.  Each kid has his/her own unique talents and I feel it is my job to make sure that these talents don’t go to waste.… Read More


Learning to deal with stress has become a necessary part of adult life.  In this new age of fast moving information, it has become even more important for our kids to deal with this issue. As an adult I have learned to be very mindful of the effects of stress.  It has been known to… Read More