Here’s a game I play with my kids during breaks in remote school, but honestly you can play this game anytime.
2011 was life changing. I became a dad and I bought Viking Sports, while owning MyBike. My somewhat busy life suddenly had two monumental additions that made life a lot more busy. Over the next 4 years my wife and I had two more kids, Viking grew to 40 employees, and MyBike relocated. My focusContinue reading “Just Play”
If you’re doing it right, everyone in your house has their own personality and wants to do the things they enjoy, which is GREAT… and also absolutely terrible in certain situations. Those situations include a home quarantine forced by a global pandemic because everyone you’re with has their own idea of what fun is andContinue reading “Family Goals”
Becoming a dad has been the greatest gift of all. I was talking to my good friend and pastor, Bryan Shippey and he asked who is someone that inspires me. Without hesitation I told him my dad. It took becoming a dad to understand EVERYTHING he actually did with both his words AND his actions. Continue reading “A Fathers Inspiration”
Friendships are invaluable. You can’t buy them at the store, instead a great friendship starts off by chance and then grows over time. I am fortunate to call a lot of great people friends. Here are some of the best things about great friendships that I have observed: Shared Interests- Sports, school, being social, shopping,Continue reading “The Friends You Keep”
I don’t have a favorite kid, BUT… I have a son named Brayden and today’s his 5th birthday. When he was baking in Jen’s belly I remember thinking, “what’s this kid going to be like?” We already had a 4 year old boy in LeRoy IV and we had an almost two year old girlContinue reading “Birthday Celebration”
If you don’t play tag with your kids in the rain while jumping over a table that was on your deck and stick the landing on wet slippery grass as your oldest son completely wiped out… you probably aren’t having as much fun as I am.
These are things you can do to be a great parent to your kids. Love them so much Play with the them (and don’t get hurt) Talk with them Tell them epic stories from your childhood Be a great role model Teach them about life Give them great memories Give them their space Teach themContinue reading “How to be a GREAT Parent”
My grandfather, LeRoy Watkins Sr, passed away in 2008 and it was absolutely devastating. After the period of being gutted passed, my family remembered all the great good he brought into the world, like this picture. My grandfather was all about helping people in less than ideal situations and he had a large role inContinue reading “#1- LeRoy Watkins Sr.”
I play a lot of games with my kids and this one has proven to be a family classic. It’s called the Floor is Lava. The basic premise to this game is what the title suggests. The floor is bubbling hot lava and the kids need to get off the floor before the lava consumesContinue reading “The Floor is Lava”