After earning 4 degrees in 3 separate fields, I became the most over-educated stay-at-home dad. I also became the most under-educated theo-writer. None of those degrees are in parenting or writing. I love writing really cool dives into obscure Christian Theology. One of my most viewed articles last year was about the Old Testament Judge Shamgar.
As much as I love obscure theology, a parent is what I am first. So while I work through the abnormalities and irregularities of theology, I enjoy the abnormalities and irregularities of parenthood.
That’s the majority of what you’ll find around here, parenthood. I don’t do parenting. I am not old enough. I might offer the odd parenting advice here and there, but I am not here to parent your children. I am here to help you become the best parent you can be, in good and bad. Yeah, life throws us screwballs, but how we as parents handle it comes out on our kids, or as parenting.
I do the work of educating, informing, and thinking about parenthood, so that you can do you for your kids.
Because you work best for your kids. Not me.
I don’t work best for your kids. I work best bringing out the best that is already in you like a goldsmith or, in some of the more stubborn cases, diamond cutter. Read my work. Do what works for you. Don’t do the rest. It’s advice, and it’s just as much for me as for you.
That’s how I started writing. For me. To keep my sanity when the depression of earning 4 degrees in 6 years gets you no job and few of the promises you made to the person you love most.
Read, laugh, comment, complain. I love complaints I get them all day from my two children and I over-explain things so they don’t, can’t, won’t complain anymore.
My son he asks a questions and I give him two choices: the short (30 second) kid friendly version or the real answer that tells him how the world really works. Quantum mechanics, linguistics, history, medicine, business, all of these are at his disposal and sometimes he choose the long version. I hope sometimes you will choose the real answer. I usually link to it in my short answers.
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