What Are You Waiting For

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Stella, age 4, can hardly wait until Christmas. She is hoping that Santa will bring her a “My Little Pony,” preferably blue. Her older sisters, age six, are hoping for new cowboy boots–the kind with … Read More

Setting Limits

Josh The-DadMile Markers

A few weekends ago, during a busy Saturday of shuttling my three kids from once place to another, my 13-year-old son asked if he could make himself some hotdogs. That was once less person I … Read More

Did You Say, “Thank You?”

Josh The-DadMile Markers

As good dads, we strive to give our kids the best we can offer. But somehow, especially in the past, few decades, giving our kids “the best” has triggered some unintentional consequences. And one of … Read More

Lifelong Memories

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Do you ever wish you could remember more things about your life when you were little? I am a father to one son named Hayden.  He’s 8.  I’m 48.  Yes, I’m the “older dad.”  But being older, I believe … Read More

The Talk

Josh The-DadMile Markers

I am a husband, father of three, and two-time communicator of, “The Talk.” My oldest, and only daughter is now 15, while my middle child, and oldest son, is 13. My first experience of trying … Read More

Raising Quitters

Josh The-DadMile Markers

I have three adult sons. Each is a quitter. Being a quitter is not always a bad thing. Since my children were young they had the opportunity to try new things from playing soccer to … Read More