What Breaks Your Heart?

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

Shawn Askinosie knows about heartbreak. When he was 12, his father was diagnosed with lung cancer. At 13, he learned to give his father the injections of Demerol required for pain management. When he was … Read More

“Did You Lose Your Pants?”

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

Making a Case for Morning Routines For those of you fathers out there who drive the kids to school each day, here is an old blog post of mine that you may relate to as … Read More

“Say You’re Sorry”

Stephanie GrandestaffMile Markers

Teaching Forgiveness “Say you’re sorry.” Many parents instruct children to express regret for thoughtless actions to another using these words. Head down, face frowning, the child mumbles “Sorry.” In return, he may hear, “Sorry too” … Read More

Let Go of Grudges

Josh The-DadMile Markers

For Yourself & Your Kids “Hey, my wife and I are in town and we wondered if we might get together. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen you.” This is the request my … Read More

Traveling with Kids

Josh The-DadMile Markers

If you ask for parental opinions on traveling with children, stand back and prepare yourself for responses of the very strong and greatly varied nature. While my wife and I were all for packing up … Read More

Traveling with Kids

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Back in 2012, my wife and I made the decision to take our three children, then 9, 8 and 1, to Disney World in Orlando FL. What a fun vacation and lots of memories for … Read More

Are We Fooling Ourselves?

Josh The-DadMile Markers

She didn’t exactly whack the back of my head when she lifted the lid on the overhead compartment in the plane, but she did hit it. “Watch your head,” she said matter-of-factly, after she hit me. Since … Read More