Learning to Grow From Failure

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Why Controlled Trials and Masking in School Won’t Work Now

As the school year has progressed for the last 1-2 months, the topic of masks in school still remains a hot discussion.  We hear parents on both sides of the argument express their points for or against the use of masks in our kids.  There are also parents stuck in the middle, not sure where […]

DIY Drying Rack Drawers

It has been a while since I created a blog post. You can blame it on work, family, COVID fatigue, or simply lack of time. However, I am excited to write about a recent woodworking project I undertook in our new home the last few weeks (it took this long due to limited time to […]

New School Year, Masks, Vaccines, and Delta

Want to Hear the Podcast Episode Instead? Check it out at the Kids and COVID podcast page or search for it on your favorite podcast player. The following is information utilized from a recent talk given by Dr Alice Sato, an epidemiologist with Childrens Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE. What is Going on […]

Teaching Your Kid To Lose Gracefully; Even When They Win

The summer months are amongst us, and that means team sports, activities, and other events are blossoming everywhere. In our neck of the woods, this usually includes various baseball seasons, soccer, the beginning of football practices, and the most important sport to our family – swimming. Swimming has become a primary sport in our household […]

Early Sports Specialization and Our Kids

Listen to the Podcast Episode Here With the summer months among us we are seeing multiple sports physicals every day in the office. Football, softball, baseball, track, soccer, and more – everyone is starting to get back to their respective activities as local restrictions allow. With this brings great excitement for our youth, as many […]

School Closings Due to COVID – How Did This Affect Our Kids?

Listen to the Podcast Episode March 2020 was a tough time – most kids went on spring break, never to return to school that year.  The pandemic presented a difficult decision for our school systems and lawmakers – what do we need to do to try to help stop the spread of this illness we […]

Do Kids Get Sick From COVID?

This last week I released a new podcast titled Kids and COVID. With that release, Episode 3 discusses more of the data on how kids in the 12-17 age range compare to others. This is the same data that was used during the EUA meeting for the recent Pfizer vaccine authorization. Below is a synopsis […]

The 6 B’s of Being a Physician Dad

When I started my journey on embracing my imperfections as a parent, I quickly dug into parenting books, blogs, and podcasts. I would kick myself every time I made a “parenting mistake,” and I would blame this on my ineptitude as a father. Many physician parents do this to themselves. Starting in high school and […]

There Is a Shift in the Wind, As Well As the Podcast

As you may have recognized recently, the front page to the website has changed. Soon, the intro to my podcast will as well. You may be wondering why the sudden shift? When I began my journey with the blog and subsequent podcast, my goal was simple: learn to embrace my own parenting imperfections as well […]


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