I Judged a Dad on His iPhone

I need to admit something: I judged someone this past week. I judged a dad. I judged him hard. My family was having lunch after church. (I am aware how that point makes this story rather hypocritical, ironic and cliche, all at once.) A dad sat down with his son. A few minutes into their meal, the son was saying, "Dad! Dad! Dad! Hey dad!" I looked over, and you know it, dad was buried in his smartphone. I thought of the recent onslaught of "dear mom on the iPhone" posts and thought to myself, "Well, maybe they have a point. Here's a dad! Not connecting with the cute child right in front of him! COME ON, PEOPLE!" ...more
In all of my life and in my growing up world of my family, everybody thinks they are better than ... more

Nie Asks: Who's Been Nice to You This Week?

What is the nicest thing someone has done for you this week? Some very nice soul sent our family some gift certificates! Thank you! Now: What's the nicest thing someone's done for you ... or have you done something nice yourself? Tell me -- I want to know! ...more
I was following my friend over to her house with my laptop in the front seat because she wanted ... more