A group of elementary school kids sat cross-legged on the floor, their eyes shut tight, listening to their teacher: How was their day at school? What were they feeling? Could they take a moment to breathe and check in with themselves?

So, firstly, this a great story about a great center where children can learn, not just martial arts, but life skills.

Secondly, if you look at the accompanying slideshow, you might see Boone and Wyatt in a few shots.

Hot and Cold

Last night I was hiding a certain toy from the 2yo for disciplinary reasons and the 5yo was trying to find it. I was hiding the toy behind my back under my shirt. Chandler, the 5yo, asked me to tell him if he was hot or cold.

As he got closer and closer to me it didn’t occur to him that I had it in my shirt. He couldn’t figure out where it was. So then I moved away from him to put some dishes away and as I moved I said, “Colder, colder.” And then I moved back and said, “warmer.” He still didn’t get it. I continued to play this game for about five minutes until finally he figured it out. He wasn’t very happy about it but my wife and I were cracking up.

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This is our new home…

My wife is pregnant with our 2nd baby girl and we bought a new house and got the keys today!

This is a lot of change for our 2 year old daughter, Ashtyn, and we thought that we should help make this transition as easy as possible.

Before Ashtyn was even born - my wife and I used to drool over this wooden doll house at the local boutique. When Ashtyn got older we would take her to the same store and without any prompt from us - she too fell in love with it, but it was pretty expensive.

Today I bought that doll house, assembled it before the big move, and surprised her with it. It was the only item in the new home when we brought her over today and she loved it :)

We got a new home today and so did my daughter :*)

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Will Evans - “Arsenal”

"I haven’t held dominion over my daughter’s body since I was changing her diapers, and she potty-trained very quickly."

Performing at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

I’ve had a few people tell me I don’t look like a dad. I’m not really sure what that means. What does a father look like?

I prefer to look at fatherhood as a lens than rather than a look or an age. Every dad cares for his children with his own style of love and ferocity. Some of the greatest, most engaged fathers I know look nothing alike.

Children can level a man. And they can build him up to near invincibility.

But we all look a little tired. I’ll give you that. At least I do.

charlie, a photo of me

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