April 18, 2017 on

Dealing with Toddler Temper Tantrums

While it is not always easy, one of the most important things to do is to remember to remain calm. Fighting your child's tantrum by yelling and in a sense throwing an adult temper tantrum is not going to help the situation. While it is....

April 14, 2017 on

Devotional: Unashamed of the Gospel

Have you ever heard a firsthand account by someone whose life was saved by another person? I read a story recently about a woman in Oklahoma who suffered a heart attack in the middle of the night. Her husband drove her to the hospital but halfway there her heart stopped ...

April 11, 2017 on

Entertainment Ideas to Make Date Night a Great Night!

Everyone agrees that parents who make time to be alone with each other, away from the children and aside from other social obligations, is a great way to

April 07, 2017 on

Devotional: Counter Culture Business

In the fall of last year, Marco, Tyler and I went down to IKEA in Atlanta to pick up a conference room table. We thought we would stop by Atlanta Tech Village, a hub for technology startups. The space was awesome. Five floors of flatscreen TVs, trendy furniture, offices spaces ...

April 06, 2017 on

Tips for Single Moms & Dads: Avoid Letting Negative Emotions Take Over

Divorce can be difficult for children and adults alike. One of the challenges for many single moms and dads is avoiding projecting their negative feelings toward the other parent onto their children. This can be especially hard just after a divorce, when many of the negative emotions are still raw. ...

March 31, 2017 on

Devotional: A Man is Not a Success Unless...

In the Spring of 2014, almost a year after Ismael and I launched NYC Mannies, I read an article in Inc. Magazine entitled, "The Great Affair." The author of the piece had interviewed several entrepreneurs who let their start-ups take first place in their lives above their marriages. As a ...

March 27, 2017 on

Bringing Trust Back to Childcare

In college back in 2005, I worked for a family and looked after their two boys. The family trusted me because I had build a prior relationship with them. They knew me. They knew my past. They knew my values. They knew what I wanted to do with my life. ...

March 24, 2017 on

Devotional: Leader vs. King

Helen Roseveare is one of my Christian missionary heroes. She died only a few months ago at the age of 91. Back in the 60s, she was a missionary in the Congo. She wrote several books about her experience in Africa where she was brutally raped and suffered greatly for ...