Kids in the Kitchen

Josh The-DadMile Markers

It’s hard to believe, but just ten years ago, I was a fast food, frozen pizza eating bachelor. I rarely did any real cooking of any kind. When I met my future wife, Emily, I … Read More

We Bonded in the Kitchen

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Chad Carleton Not every stepfather is so lucky. Chad Carleton admits he’s a blessed man, but he thinks some of the magic may have begun in the kitchen. “We bonded,” he said, “when we started … Read More

She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy

Josh The-DadMile Markers

A Love Story about Good Dads Board Member, Robert Hawkins Robert Hawkins has been a cattleman for as long as he can remember–his entire life actually. He grew up on a farm and when his … Read More

Respecting Your Elders – Respecting Authority

Josh The-DadMile Markers

The legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, once said, “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority,” and most from the Baby Boomer and Gen X generations would … Read More

Teaching Good Manners

Josh The-DadMile Markers

I grew up with a brother who was less than two years younger than me. We were raised by our hard working, single mother, along with equally hard working grandparents. I never really remember being … Read More

Teaching Good Manner

Josh The-DadMile Markers

When I told my husband, Tobi, that I’d be writing a blog about courtesy and good manners he immediately said, “I’m not reading that, I hear you talk about it every day”, and he’s right. … Read More

“No Thank-You!”

Josh The-DadMile Markers

“No thank you. I’ve had an excellent sufficiency. Anymore would be a superfluous animosity. However, your cuisine would please the most fastidious gourmet.” These are the words my father taught us to say when we … Read More

The Annual Christmas Crisis – Part 2

Josh The-DadMile Markers

“Why can’t you just help out with the wrapping?  I did everything else.” “I don’t know why you have such a bad attitude about helping with the Christmas tree. This could be fun, if you weren’t … Read More

The Annual Christmas Crisis

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Let’s face it. Celebrating the holidays can be very stressful and depending on your family’s background and traditions, the tension can last for weeks. Even if you are able to keep plans for your festivities … Read More