The UpliftingPlay beginning

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The new website

About a year ago I had an opportunity to stop and reflect on my life and look a few years into the future. I knew I had to change some things to prepare myself to be a father. I wanted to do everything I could to prepare for parenthood, do something that fit me and my personality, and would honor God. I also wanted to help young families spend time with their children in fun and creative ways. This desire has pulled me out of bed early in the morning to create everything you see on this website. I know it is sometimes cliche to talk about one’s passion but I truly feel this to be mine.

This website is a step towards this goal and I am committed to continue doing everything I can to make it a great resource for you and your family.

Below are some of the things you can do here.


The playroom is a growing collection of creative resources for you and your family. You can do things like: download word lists of things to draw, draw a picture using the online sketchpad, view a gallery of featured drawings, and print out coloring and activity worksheets.


The UpliftingPlay store contains products to help your family stay inspired and develop your creativity. Currently the only product we offer is an ebook titled Cool Things to Draw™. This ebook is full of over 100 drawing ideas with visual reference. Unlike other drawing books, Cool Things to Draw does not show your child how to draw but encourages them to draw what they see in the photographs.


This area of the website allows us to have a conversation and discuss various topics you and your family are interested in. Some of the topics I plan on sharing are: looking at the various forms of play, understanding the importance of art education, outlining best practices in teach art to children, and how to instill strong character in children. If this information is something you would be interested in please subscribe to the email list.

Lastly, this website is for you. If you ever have any comments, questions, or suggestions please don’t hesitate to email me. I would love to hear from you.


What are some ways you prepared for parenthood?

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