CWAHM Devotional

Do Life DifferentDo Life Different
Work-at-home mom: take a deep breath and Do Life Different as you allow these devotions for work-at-home moms to fill the vacuum of your needy heart in the chaos of your busy world.
 
Order Your Copy!

CWAHM Video Devotions

Follow Us


About Brad Washburn, Do The Dad Thing Blogger

Brad Washburn is a father, husband, and Director of a Christian counseling center in Tampa, Florida. He has helped hundreds of people over the last 15 years. In particular, he desires to see fathers be "men after God's own heart" -- a description of King David in the Bible who was a lover, fighter, sheep herder, and harp player . . . .
Find out more at www.pathseekercenter.org

.

Newest Posts:

Jun
15

Earth Manager

By · Comments Comments Off on Earth Manager

I’m writing this during the Corona Virus Pandemic, also known as the Global Covid-19 Crisis or other great names that combine those terms.  I’m sure future generations will read this blog and race to their holographic encyclopedias and see recreated images of people stuck in their homes using social media on handheld phones. Oh, yeah, […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

May
11

Science Fair Push-Back

By · Comments Comments Off on Science Fair Push-Back

Teaching our kids to be assertive is one of the most challenging tasks of being a dad.  Having an assertive adult as an end result is great!  Raising an assertive kid . . . is not so great.  First I probably need to clarify this word “assertive.”  I’ll do it, using the 3 Little Bears analogy (which […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Apr
27

Opposite Logic

By · Comments Comments Off on Opposite Logic

Today’s article is up for you, the reading audience, to ratify.  It’s all based on logic I learned from the 90’s sitcom, Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld : If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right. George Costanza : Yes, I will do the opposite. I used to sit here and do nothing, and regret it […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Mar
09

The Long Game

By · Comments Comments Off on The Long Game

Sometimes as a parent you have to play the long game. I like expressions, but I realize that I use many of them and don’t actually know what they mean.  Take the idiom, “Easy as Pie.”  Does that mean baking a pie is easy?  Or eating pie is easy?  In this 21st Century I can […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Dec
28

The Timbuktu Question

By · Comments Comments Off on The Timbuktu Question

Today’s blog article is for exhorting and empowering us dads and thereby setting an example for health and balance for our kids. I’m going to use another one of the Great Counseling Analogies — I should do a series (three-armed man, Christmas Bicycle, the Playground, . . – actually I did one on the Playground […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Nov
04

Life Long Learnin’

By · Comments Comments Off on Life Long Learnin’

So, I’m old now. And I’ve been trying to do the fitness thing and stave off ‘feeeeeling’ old.  I get up in the morning and do yoga (what could also be considered ‘stretching’) and I try to go to the gym several times a week.  In the past I’ve also tried jogging periodically.  However jogging poses two major […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Sep
16

Dad the Fashion Guru

By · Comments Comments Off on Dad the Fashion Guru

I’m taking a total departure from some of my usual topics to focus on something that is a big ingredient in being an interactive Dad AND something that has surprisingly become ‘close to my heart.’ Being a fashion Guru. First of all, to clarify:  I’m colorblind.  So if I can enter the fashion realm as […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Sep
02

The Question with a Question

By · Comments Comments Off on The Question with a Question

After many long days the kid has climbed to the top of the mountain to reach the mystic guru of all knowledge:  The Dad. The kid has journeyed past the Forest of Despair, through the Pits of Insecurity, and has taken the arduous climb over the Boulders of Persistence.  All to reach the top, and […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Aug
05

Messed Up is Part of the Plan

By · Comments Comments Off on Messed Up is Part of the Plan

One of the hats I wear — other than Dad, or Writer Extraordinaire; is Pastor. I am the Life Care (aka ‘Counseling’) Pastor at a mega church in West Virginia. I usually keep a low Pastor profile; I don’t travel in a bubble-mobile, wear robes, or douse anyone with holy water (exception: vampires), but periodically […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jun
17

Unconditional Positive Regard

By · Comments Comments Off on Unconditional Positive Regard

Sometimes people will ask me how I am effective as a counselor.  I wish they would ask with wide-eyed wonder, or awe, or with groveling and pawning like Wayne & Garth in Wayne’s World. (Yes, I know some of you reading this have not seen the comedy classic of Wayne’s World.  If you watch it […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

May
28

MOPS is Going to the Dogs

By · Comments Comments Off on MOPS is Going to the Dogs

I got fired by MOPS. The local Mothers Of Preschoolers group that meets at our church asked me to speak this week about technology regarding kids.  Then, I was told that a local female psychologist asked to speak on the topic this week . . . so I got bumped. I was replaced by a female.  Gender discrimination […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

May
01

The Inner Parent Voice

By · Comments Comments Off on The Inner Parent Voice

Prepare to be metaphysical! Sometimes adults will come in for marriage counseling or to work on an individual issue.  I’ll quickly figure out that their ‘backstory’ includes some really horrible or absent parents; and as a result, they have some . . . ‘issues.’  I’ve had guys come in with low self-esteem, and women come […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Mar
08

Teenagers – the brain thang

By · Comments Comments Off on Teenagers – the brain thang

When my kids were little, we used to make fun of the disrespectful, lazy, reprobate teenagers that frequented the neighborhood. We’d see them riding their bike the wrong way in traffic, saying bad words, or damaging property. I’d look at my boys, shake my head disapprovingly, and say, “Teenagers.” Soon they started doing it too. […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Feb
04

Absolutes, Absolutely

By · Comments Comments Off on Absolutes, Absolutely

If I haven’t mentioned before that I’m a geek, this article will surely prove it. I’d like to start out by mentioning one of my great Star Wars quotes from the Bible. “From the Bible,” you ask?  Yes.  And it has a great implication for Dads – especially as your kids enter middle and high […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jan
14

How to be the Favorite

By · Comments Comments Off on How to be the Favorite

I was the favorite once.  Then I wasn’t. Then I was!  But then . . . There is some, of what I will affectionately call ‘loose,’ science on birth order and affinity toward a certain parent.  In general, firstborn kids are more ‘like’ (have personality affinity toward) the Mom.  Second-born share a preponderance of personality traits with Dad.  Generally they even […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jan
03

All the Memories they Forgot

By · Comments Comments Off on All the Memories they Forgot

Of all my blog articles, this one might be my MOST CONTROVERSIAL. This one could get me fired from CWAHM, or banned from the Internet, or cause me to receive death threats. But, at some level I’m a truth-telling journalist and I must be true to the facts. So, here we go: Your kids will […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Dec
07

The Experienced Sailor Dad

By · Comments Comments Off on The Experienced Sailor Dad

I follow some sailing folks on Instagram. I don’t know how it happened. I usually follow friends, Star Wars posts, and people with unique animals, but somehow I started following some sailors that were posting about their life on large cargo ships. Then, I started to get other boat crews and sailors following me. Some […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jul
23

Covert Code for your Kids

By · Comments Comments Off on Covert Code for your Kids

I wrote a previous article about teaching your kids a code of ethics/values.  It was awesome and you can read it here.    This article is about the type of code that is a lot more clandestine . . . that is to say “secret,” and can help your kids manage social interactions without their […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jun
07

Leading When You’re Wrong

By · Comments Comments Off on Leading When You’re Wrong

Here’s one of the famous quotes and jokes from my Dad: “I don’t make mistakes.  Except for that one time that I thought I made a mistake . . .  but it turned out that I didn’t . . . so that was actually a mistake.” That’s the point when my sister, my mom, and I would […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

May
24

It’s Your Dad Thing

By · Comments Comments Off on It’s Your Dad Thing

A brief quote of lyrics from the Isley Brothers:  It’s your thing  Do what you wanna do Don’t let the world tell you how to be a good dad.  Sure, let the Bible tell you how to be a good dad.  But not the world.  Not Facebook, or your buddies, or, yeah, I’m going to […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Books

DLD cover so You want to be a work at home mom sps
70 align=

About CWAHM:





** Disclaimer **
The views expressed by the bloggers on this website are not necessarily the views held by CWAHM.com or it's owners. Please see our Statement of Faith for details on what we believe.

About Us | Privacy Policy