Innovative Parenting

Innovative Parenting

As much as we had wanted to spend time with our kids, my wife and I were quickly becoming frustrated with our kids’ morning and afternoon routines. It was filled with nagging, yelling, and everyone generally being miserable. This was not a recipe for a happy...

Innovation: Defining Our Terms

Innovation has clearly become a buzzword in our society. Everything is innovative from consumer products like shampoo and toilet paper to business practices like purchasing and budgeting. As it so often does with terms and elements of pop culture that may be “jumping...

Banging Against the Wall?

The other day, the following quote was posted in a Facebook group on innovation that I participate in. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door” – Coco Chanel, founder of Chanel. My first response was snarky – this is why I...

Why I Fell in Love with Design

I have been wondering for a while why I am fascinated with design. Some of it, I’m sure, I picked up while my wife was earning two degrees in communication design, but the fascination didn’t really hit full steam until well after she had finished. What was...

Use Tech as I Say, Not as I Do

So the other night, I accidentally left my cell phone in my toddler’s room and he found it. When I retraced my steps to find the phone, he was lying on the floor trying to swipe away on it, just like mommy and daddy. No, he didn’t figure out how to unlock...

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