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Movie Review of Your Kids

by Michael Holland      As you eat breakfast, make mental notes on some aspect of each of your kids’ activities from the previous day or evening.   Visualize the situation and make a mental movie of the impact of the activity or behavior had on them and/or others. During your afternoon commute home, take [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

Trending Well as a Man and Father

by Michael Holland     As my friend Jerry says, you can have a bad day or bad month or even a bad year,  but it’s pretty hard to have a bad 5 years.  And what is important in life is not individual days or months, but your trend line.  And the measure of your success [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

When the Season of Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Thought

By Michael Holland We plan and guide and push and pull our kids towards paths that we envision will help them be successful in life.  What's been so interesting for us over the last couple of years is how different the paths our kids have taken have been from our vision.  I find myself in [...]

By | February 13th, 2016|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on When the Season of Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Thought

What Would a Great Man-Father-Husband Do

By Michael Holland In the midst of chaos as a man/father/husband, you are primed to act.  Your "action" differs by season of life but the essence of the action remains the same: solve the problem in front of you as quickly as possible.  But that's not what great men/fathers/husbands do. Great men/fathers/husbands lift up out [...]

By | January 30th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on What Would a Great Man-Father-Husband Do

The Little Habit That Helps a Marriage

By Michael Holland   It's the little things that help a marriage keep it's momentum.  Each morning, I walk my wife to her car as she leaves for work.  It's a rather small ritual and could be seen as insignificant in the hectic world in which we all choose to live.  At times I feel [...]

By | January 23rd, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on The Little Habit That Helps a Marriage

Walking PhD Reading List – 2015

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 book per year. Below are the books I have [...]

By | September 12th, 2015|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2015

How To Survive The Teenage Daughter Season of Life

By Michael Holland      "Even when I breathe I disgust my daughter."  A man quoted this to me this week as he described his current season of life with 2 teenage daughters.  What is it about teenage girls that requires them to vent every ounce of frustration and drama at their parents?  These teenage [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on How To Survive The Teenage Daughter Season of Life

Walking PhD Reading List – 2014

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 book per year. Below are the books I have [...]

By | August 20th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2014

Cashing In a Favor from a Twenty-Something Niece

by Michael Holland     We had family in over a weekend recently for one of my son’s plays.  One of my twenty-something nieces was having trouble with her busted-up iPhone, so I offered up one of our old ones as a replacement.  To her query regarding payment, I went old school, saying, “one day I’ll call [...]

By | April 5th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Cashing In a Favor from a Twenty-Something Niece

The Crazy Rules We Establish for Kids

by Michael Holland     Each year I’m committed to reading completely through the Bible.  This year I’m reading the Chronological Bible, which aligns events according to when they occurred. At the moment, I am in the Leviticus era, and no matter how many times I read through this book, I struggle with the tremendously detailed rules [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on The Crazy Rules We Establish for Kids