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Dad Channel

4 Nov

I’ve considered vlogging and have been told I should vlog about my life with four kids, but have never taken the time to do it. So, when I learned about Dad Channel — a YouTube channel for dads, by dads — I was very interested.

Dad Channel is all about bringing a real, honest and fresh perspective on parenting from dads with different experiences who all share their unique take on parenting.

I sent in a submission video and I am honored to announce that I have been chosen to be a part of Dad Channel. Please take a minute (and 30 seconds) to watch my first ‪#‎dadvlog‬ below. And be sure to subscribe to Dad Channel on YouTube!

The Working Mom

13 Oct

My lovely wife has started a new blog series on our family blog, I’m excited to see where this takes her and I’m very proud of her first post, Staying strong amidst the chaos.

Source: The Working Mom

Life Is Fun With Kids

16 Apr


My wife and I have finally decided to start a family blog to share the chaos, er, fun of our life with four kids. Because, when you have four kids, you need one more thing on your plate. 🙂

I am building the site this month, so please check out our social media channels in the meantime:

Thank you, family and friends, for your support! We’re excited to share more of our family adventures with you.


The Eyes of a Little Baby

2 Mar

Gretchen smiling up at Daddy | March 2015

“If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when she wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because she sees the sun shining on her cradle.”
—Vincent van Gogh

I’ve shared this quote with photos of my other children in the past. It is one of my favorite quotes, which my favorite artist happened to share. There truly is something magical in the eyes of a child—the innocence and wonder of life around them—and babies have that glimmer even more so. What a blessing it is to experience God through our children.

Though the World is Fast Asleep

10 Jul


This time of night was once quiet. I expected it to change when Gretchen arrived. I did not expect William and Elisabeth to be the ones crying or up more than her. It seems our middle Tweedles have acquired an internal alarm that goes off, waking them to call out to Daddy and Mommy, while their baby sister is actually sleeping.

This is only a season of our lives though, and it will go by too quickly. As Jen remarked tonight, before we know it William will be in high school keeping us up for bigger reasons than getting out of his bed. Therefore, I will cherish him getting up and coming to our bedroom wearing his Superman pajamas and carrying his Pooh stuffed animal. I will also cherish Elisabeth crying and calling my name after William finally goes to sleep. And I will cherish Robert being the only child to fall asleep and sleep through the chaos every night.

This being said, children, please go to sleep right now. All of you.

Love, Daddy


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