parenting

Finally, a Safe and Easy Way to Teach a Child How to Ride a Bike

I had been struggling to teach my oldest son, Jaken, how to ride a bike.  I tried several approaches throughout the learning process.  We started off with the traditional route of raising the training wheels off the ground so he would have to learn how to bal continue reading...

Teaching Your Child to Fish

Teaching a child to fish is all about two things, catching fish and comfort. continue reading...

Family Folk Choose Entrepreneurism

I am continuing to hear more and more feedback from people who have read ONO.  Often, people tell me their stories of why they have chosen the entrepreneurial lifestyle.  Most report that they chose to be in business for themselves because it allowed them to be in control of their time.  Time is the most precious commodity of any family first person because that is h continue reading...

Absolution

 I was recently reading an article in which a man described himself as not being a Biblical absolutionist.  He believed in Biblical principles, yet did not take every last word as law.  Regardless of whether I disagree with him or not, his use of the word absolutionist sparked some thought.  continue reading...

Great Stuff on FamilyFirst.net

I recently came across a site that has some great stuff for all you family first entrepreneurs out there. FamilyFirst.net is a parent site that offers access to three great sites for parents; AllProDad.com, imom.com, and MyFamilyMinute.com. continue reading...

Hold Your Mom’s Hand

Recently, I did something that I had not done since I was a child; I held my mom’s hand. My mom and I were walking in a public setting when she reached over, grabbed, and held my hand. I was shocked at how uncomfortable I was by the situation. continue reading...

The Price of Children

I received this email this morning and I felt compelled to share it with you. I thought this was a fun and interesting way to look at parenting and the "price" of having children. Take a second and read it. I hope it will make your day like it did mine. continue reading...

Instilling Will and Determination in Children

My four year-old son, Jaken, is an Easter Egg hunting junkie.  He’s usually the last one to leave the field of battle because he is searching for that last overlooked egg.  I often look for opportunities to take his nature and put him in situations where he can learn important life lessons. continue reading...

Six Helpful Tips for Keeping Family First When Crazy Busy

As I find myself getting so busy, with ONO approaching it’s launch date, I am finding it harder and harder to stay family first with the demands on my time.  I have tried several action steps to keep myself in check and I have decided to share these now as they have had time to prove themselves valuable.  continue reading...

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