Exercise Room Closed Due to Wall Hole at Thorne Inc.

A mysterious wall hole has temporarily impeded exercise at Thorne Inc. Management is currently taking steps to rectify this situation. A recent memo from management addressed mysterious hole situation directly.   The Butt-shaped Hole   Signs had to be put in place during repairs Signs to keep employees off exercise equipment during repairs Thorne Inc. would like thank employees in advance for their cooperation during repairs and ask in the future they keep their butt under control during all exercise.  

By |August 7, 2017|Categories: blog, humor, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

360 Degree Parenting Leadership Feedback

Greater personal insight leads to better leaders. The better we understand and develop our strengths, while facing and working on our weaknesses, the stronger leader we’ll become. We understand this at work, so many jobs offer a 360 degree feedback loop where peers and subordinates have a chance to rate a co-worker in certain categories. This type of task gives great feedback and insight to any employee. If it works at work, then why not use a 360 degree feedback loop at home with our family to help us become better leaders as parents to our children? So, I made ...

Potential Destruction at Thorne Inc.

Thorne Inc. Thorne Inc. was working through some company destruction recently. You can follow along to find out how it all played out:  An e-mail to the company: What happened here?  In the news: The search for truth    Press Release: oops, an inside job Letter: a personal apology      

By |May 30, 2016|Categories: blog, humor, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The 4 Most Powerful Letters in a Parent’s Vocabulary

Words Matter  There is no question word’s matter. The Bible even says that reckless words can pierce like a sword” (Prov. 12:18) and have the power of “life and death” (Prov. 18:21). We get this in the workplace and so try to watch what we say and how we say it, so as to not get fired. We understand sarcasm and yelling don't help us get promoted.  But, I wonder if we apply these same principles at home? Are we as careful with what we say and how we say it with our spouse and children? My Words I was ...

By |May 24, 2016|Categories: blog, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

What is Thorne Inc.?….from my weird family to yours: part 2

What is Thorne Inc.?  Thorne Inc. is an imaginary company based around the everyday happenings of my family. As I write about leading my family, it gives me a place to apply leadership principles I'm learning in my leadership master's degree and also an outlet for humor. You can read more why I created Thorne Inc. and catch the first few humorous posts in Thorne Inc. HERE. I'll share posts related to Thorne Inc. every once in a while here on my blog. I primarily post about Thorne Inc. on the Thorne Inc. Facebook page. If you'd like to keep up to ...

By |April 29, 2016|Categories: blog, humor, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

What is Thorne Inc.?….from my weird family to yours: part 1

What is Thorne Inc.? I'm working on a Master's degree in Leadership and Management. As I consider the different ways to make use of all  the things I'm learning, one ever-present source of application is my family. I noticed that  over the years I've worked very hard applying leadership principles and skills to my work-related goals. But, so often, the people I love more than anyone else receive only my leadership leftovers. Two months ago I began asking the question, "What if I treated my family like a company and began applying all the best leadership principles I'm learning to them?" ...

By |April 21, 2016|Categories: blog, humor, Life, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

Top 5 Posts of 2015

I had a blast blogging this past year and hope to blog even more in the coming year. I thought I'd share the top 5 most viewed posts from this previous year. 5. The Prayer that Changed My Life Forever I decided to share what I remember about saying goodbye to my dad in third grade. This was definitely an emotional post for me to write. I had a counseling appointment in grad school that changed how I viewed my dad's death forever and shared about it in this post. 4. Stuff My Kids Say #3 I began writing down ...

Stuff My Kids Say #3

I've continued collecting some of the things my kids say. Kids may drive us crazy sometimes, but there is no question they keep life interesting. For perspective: Caleb- Age 8  Logan- Age 5 Micah- Age 2  Dad- Hard to say Wife- Ageless 1.We want our kids to know they're smart, talented, good-looking and loved. So, at dinner one night I was joking around and said about Jess:  David (to Jess):  You're smart, talented, pretty, loved....and you have the best husband in the world. Caleb: You're not the best husband in the world. You are the 50th best husband. David: What? Who ...

By |November 17, 2015|Categories: blog, humor, Life, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Stuff My Kids Say #2

Over the last while I've continued collecting some of the stuff my kids say. Kids may drive us crazy sometimes, but there is no question they keep life interesting. For perspective: Caleb- Age 7  Logan- Age 5 Micah- Age 2  Dad- Hard to say Wife- Ageless "It's not how they say it, it really is what they say" 1. Quiz: What does Micah call this? Answer: "Basketball Poop!" Every time we see one, he's sure to call out, "Look basketball poop!"   2. We were going to the doctor the other day and Logan was worried about having to get ...

By |July 21, 2015|Categories: blog, humor, Life, Parenting|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Stuff My Kids Say

Stuff My Kids Say Kids are a lot like salt. Salt can take almost any boring food and make it taste better and more interesting.  When you have kids your day is never boring. Exhausting? Yes. But never boring. Over the last few weeks I've been keeping track of some of the weird things my kids say and I thought I'd share. For perspective: Caleb- Age 7  Logan- Age 5 Micah- Age 2  Dad- Hard to say Wife- Ageless The Weird Things We Say: 1. Dad: "Micah, please take the fork out of your eye." 2. Dad: "Logan, please don't ...

By |April 21, 2015|Categories: blog, humor, Life|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments
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