Category: family

Sorry, Mr. Dad. Not in My Catholic Household.

I’d generally consider myself a fan of Armin Brott, aka Mr. Dad. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his books on fatherhood. His podcast sometimes catches my interest as well. In this case, though, I have to strongly disagree with him. Someone wrote …

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Shoes

I suspect if Alex ever runs he'll kick his old man's ass. Not that that's particularly hard…

Time-Out is the Wrong Disciplinary Sports Metaphor

Every parent in the Western world is familiar with time-outs. Used properly (e.g., as prescribed by 1-2-3 Magic), they can be an effective and useful tool for disciplining children (in the punitive sense). Why do we call them time-outs, though? …

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Sociology and the Vocations Crisis

A concerned Catholic friend recently sent me an article about how to solve the vocations crisis in the Church. I haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing, but it seemed good when I skimmed it. If an in-depth read lives up the skim, I might blog about it. One sentence in particular caught […]