Poetry: The Pilgrim’s Hallelujah

I saw a pilgrim on his way, It seemed to power and to fame. I followed to escape the fear of feeling. If, in his constant company, If, in his steps, a man I’d be, Then none would see I’m desperate for healing. . He marched as if by siren’s song, But then I feared … Continue reading Poetry: The Pilgrim’s Hallelujah

Guest Post: Train Up a Child, by Scott DeLoach

Let’s start with full disclosure: I am not a foster dad. But I am a foster grandpa turned adoptive grandpa and a transracial adoptive dad, as well as a biological dad and a biological grandpa. Four kids came into our house through birth, and one through adoption. Two of my kids have ADHD, one has … Continue reading Guest Post: Train Up a Child, by Scott DeLoach

Quit Making Your Bed!

A few years ago, there was a video floating around Facebook of a Navy Admiral giving a commencement address at the University of Texas. During his speech, he encouraged the graduates to make their beds every day, because starting off the day with one completed task makes it easier to make the completion of tasks … Continue reading Quit Making Your Bed!

Photo Album:Road Trip to Colorado

Last week, Zach and I headed out to Colorful Colorado to attend Road Trip for [Foster and Adoptive] Dads, hosted by the good folks at Confessions of an Adoptive Parent. Zach will share more insights in an upcoming article, but for now we thought it would be fun to share a few of our pics … Continue reading Photo Album:Road Trip to Colorado

Confession: I Told You So!

On Saturday morning I posted an article on The Foster Dads in which I publicly and definitively proclaimed that I am not a saint, and then that very evening  I proved it. That’s right, my fellow foster/adoptive dads (and moms who are eavesdropping), I must confess that I completely blew it as a dad. Allow … Continue reading Confession: I Told You So!

Guest Post: I Am Going To by Brett Chabek

I don't need to step over the baby gate anymore, so I won't. It's been taken down. I don't need to fumble with the child-proof locks on the cabinets, so I won't. They're not there anymore. I don't need to check and see if there are any bottles made for tonight, so I won't. Nobody … Continue reading Guest Post: I Am Going To by Brett Chabek

Wild Animals in the Wall

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that Zach and I had been on the hunt for a wild animal in my wall shortly before I took a couple boys as an emergency placement. Here's the story. Earlier that morning, I was drinking coffee with my Great Dane Jackson when I heard a strange scratching noise … Continue reading Wild Animals in the Wall