Category Archive: Blog

Jul 10 2015

REAL Family Vacations – video

Hey Dad, We’ve all been part of fake family vacations. You know, the kind where a dad takes the kids on vacation and then spends most of his time on the phone, computer, or doing his own thing. These folks from HomeAway, hit it out of the park with this great video. I hope you …

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Jun 17 2015

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The Day After High School Graduation…

Hey Dad, This week’s Familyman Show is all about helping your child be what God want’s him/her to be. In the past we thought we had one option: college. Well, things are changing. During this show we talk about other options that might better fit and prepare your child. It’s a great show, but be …

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Jun 08 2015

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Ben and Rissa’s Wedding

Hey Dad, Well…we made it. My oldest son, Ben married Rissa and right now they’re on their second day of their honeymoon. Let me just say, Thank you. Thank you for asking God to grant us a rain-free evening. In fact, the day before and the day of the wedding were PERFECT. Not too hot…perfect …

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May 27 2015

The Wedding Countdown

Hey Dad, I’m writing this to calm my own nerves. In just over a week my oldest son, Ben is getting married. I know plenty of dads have tread this path before me, but it’s a big deal for us…especially since it’s at my house. Actually, I feel a little calm like most of the …

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Apr 30 2015

Product Review – Handi-Treads

Hey Dad, For years my wife’s family has had a lake cottage in northern Indiana. It sits on a little hill and slopes down toward the lake. When they bought it the only way down from the parking lot was some cobbled together cement blocks that were as dangerous as they were ugly. It was …

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Apr 22 2015

A Dad’s Guide to Poison Ivy

Hey Dad, Right now my wife is ‘enjoying’ an extreme case of poison ivy. A week an a half ago we were cleaning the yard in preparation for my son’s wedding in less than two months. We raked, cleaned, and hauled. About a week ago, my lovely skinned wife started feeling itchy. Now she’s got …

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Apr 15 2015

Dads and Racism – a quiet conversation

Hey Dad, Racism is top billing in the news. The heat is up and tempers are flaring. Not long ago I saw a Facebook post by Darrell Andrews about his run-ins with racism. I know Darrell and thought he might be a good dad to sit down and have a quiet discussion. I think you’ll …

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Apr 13 2015

The In-Your-Facers

Hey Dad, I’m hoping this won’t seem controversial…but even if it is…I’m broaching the subject. Let me begin by saying, I believe that homosexuality is wrong. God said it and I believe it. To be clear I don’t HATE homosexuals. I just don’t like it pushed in my face. OK, now my story. Last Thursday …

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Apr 02 2015

This Widowed Homeschooling Mom Needs some Encouragement

Hey Mr. Homeschooling Dad, Read this email from recently widowed, Carol Smith. She was in the process of bringing two adopted children from the Ukraine when her husband died suddenly. She needs your help. Todd, I’ve been thinking about your question to me. One of the things that is causing me the biggest challenge is …

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Mar 31 2015

The Last Time – Dadtube

Hey Dad, A fellow familyman sent me this video along with a note. May it do to you what it did to Chris and me. Hi Todd, Just put my 3rd (and 23 year old baby) on a plane today to join her new husband (military) in Germany, leaving home and another huge hole in …

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