Giving thanks isn’t always easy.   Amid the turmoil of frustrations that make up everyday life. Amid the unfinished homework and messy bedrooms. Amid the bills and taxes and myriad little drains on prosperity. Amid the unwashed dishes and unmowed lawns.   Giving thanks isn’t always easy.   When we’re exhausted from sleepless nights. When...

It isn’t always easy to be completely committed to gratitude these days. There’s a lot going on in the world that’s scary and distracting. Every second we’re awake, some new soundbite is clawing at our attention, while we get caught up in the most divisive...

Everyone likes a program to follow. Sometimes these programs get a little overly complicated. And this is especially true when it comes to following plans for how we run our businesses and lives. Steve has his own Instagram channel as The Mentor Monk (no, he's not...

Fall is our absolute favourite time of the year. As teachers with kids, it's almost like it's our own new year. New clothes, a new plan of attack at work. And, let's not forget, it's the prelude to the amazing food and holiday celebrations that come...

Becoming a new father is a rewarding and life-affirming experience. But it's also exhausting and terrifying. The old saying, "they don't come with an instruction manual" rings absolutely true, and while on an intellectual level we might know the essence of what to expect --...

It’s been a few years since bedtime stories have been a regular thing in our house. For years it was part of the nightly ritual to read a story or two (or sometimes five!) to our daughter right before tucking her in. Now she’s 10, and...

Wedding showers are great. You register for a bunch of things you think you'll probably need, and all your friends and family head to the store and stock your house with all the goodies you need to start your new life together. And then they forget...

Before our son was born I could have never imagined how my life would change. I mean, I read about how my life would never be the same and what kinds of things I could expect. I also have many friends who have children and...

A while back, Buzzfeed ran up one of its longer but curiously more profound lists entitled "37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old." Although littered with GIFs (as Buzzfeed tends to do), the actual list is worthy enough of attention. In fact, we're posting the list...