Running an Online Store: A Family Business

We’ve got a little sale going at The Youth Cartel store, having fun with this fiscal cliff silliness in the news. If you’ve seen stuff that we’re doing and wanted to check it out, this is a great time to do that while saving a little money. Discounts start when you buy $20 in stuff. And…… Continue reading Running an Online Store: A Family Business

Huge Win for San Diego State!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFBOf43eh94& This is our families first year as season ticket holders for men’s basketball. Yesterday was, by far, the highlight of that experience so far. We made it to Viejas about 12:05 PM for a 1:00 PM tipoff. And there were already lines to get in, the student section was 90% full, and about 50%…… Continue reading Huge Win for San Diego State!

Let them roar(ish)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBjKntYuUIk& We need to allow our kids to learn to roar. At eight and ten years old our oldest are flourishing in the elementary years. Half of their existence is in the pretend world of video games, fantasy books, and made-up games in the backyard. The other half is the real world where they help…… Continue reading Let them roar(ish)

Like Father, Like Daughter

Kristen found this in Megan’s room the other day. Megan loves to draw and create things. Her origami creations are worthy of an Etsy shop. When we turned over the last page and saw her marketing twist about going to MeganMcLane.com… we just roared with laughter. She truly is her father’s child.

3 Reasons to Embrace Halloween

3 reasons why I think every Christian should embrace Halloween as a cultural phenomenon beyond personal convictions that you are endorsing evil. Don’t punish your kids for your convictions. We don’t let our kids dress up as demons or witches… but we do allow them to wear costumes because it’s fun. But to keep them at…… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Embrace Halloween

Date night with the kids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_FfHA5whXc Kristen hosted a girls night for the ladies of our community group. So Paul, Megan, and I disappeared and went to see Toy Story 3. One thing I haven’t adjusted to about Southern California living is how expensive the movies are. I still grimace at paying $11.50 for an adult and $8.50 for a…… Continue reading Date night with the kids