Putting a bow on 2018 Dad 2.0 Summit

I haven't put a bow on anything besides a gift here and there, and last I checked, bows aren't something you can put on typed words, either. And there's certainly no bow large enough to be put on the Dad 2.0 Summit. My 2nd Dad 2.0 Summit exceeded my first last year for the simple fact I … Continue reading Putting a bow on 2018 Dad 2.0 Summit

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A Thank You to Dad 2.0 Summit (& New Orleans)

It seems way too soon to write in totality about my four-plus days spent in New Orleans for 2018's Dad 2.0 Summit, so I'll break it down into easily digestible pieces over the next few days/weeks. And for my own sake, I'll go chronologically to help me remember everything in as much detail as I … Continue reading A Thank You to Dad 2.0 Summit (& New Orleans)

Halloween hand-me-down

Just a random Halloween post I did last year about the ridiculous prices some people pay for a costume. Enjoy…your kids candy!

Home-Field Dad

It’s October and that means we’re really close to the time of year every parent steals from his or her children. Yes, of course it’s Halloween! Kids don’t really need fifteen pounds of candy, do they? They don’t even know that the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, no matter the size, is the best candy they’ll eat (or not eat). But it’s more than candy…there’s adorable and annoying costumes!

There’s two types of parents on Halloween:

  1. Those who cater to their child’s every want and whim when it comes to Halloween, dropping big money on a costume they’ll wear for one night and probably not even get a thank you for. Like this stupid Child Clock Costume … the kid wearing it looks freaking miserable and/or thinks he’s too cool … in an $80 costume.
  2. Those whose kids are too young to form opinions and will wear what we decide because their…

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Saturday Mourning: Rest Easy, Nate

Dogs really do bless our lives and Nate was certainly a blessing despite sometime driving us nuts. RIP Nate, you were such a sweet, gentle, and handsome dog. You will be missed.

Summer Vacationing

This is the first summer where all three boys can partake in the enjoyment of a family vacation, and it's been AWESOME! We planned three week-long trips over the course of three months - one trip a month - and after summer vacationing is complete, Nolan begins first grade while Graham will embark on his … Continue reading Summer Vacationing

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

"Like sands through an hourglass, these are the days of our lives." No, being an at-home dad hasn't got me watching soaps every afternoon while the little guys sleep, but this quote is becoming more and more aprapos, maybe? Shit, I don't even know if it makes sense in the context I'm trying to use … Continue reading Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Trip to the Big Apple

Departure to New York City was determined the day prior to be between 8:00am and 8:30am. We left at 8:18am, so, for wintertime, with three kids, that's pretty much thirty minutes early. We arrived around 10:30am and got a street spot on W59th Street right near the horse-drawn carriage parking. Poor horses. The coachman/driver bellowed, "They're going … Continue reading Trip to the Big Apple

Halloween hand-me-down

It’s October and that means we’re really close to the time of year every parent steals from his or her children. Yes, of course it’s Halloween! Kids don’t really need fifteen pounds of candy, do they? They don’t even know that the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, no matter the size, is the best candy they’ll … Continue reading Halloween hand-me-down

10 reasons Fall is my favorite season

(That picture is a throwback from 2012, when Nolan was the lone child) Besides Maine (where they have winter and a few weeks in July), the majority of New England experiences all four seasons. Summer: Sun, sand, watching your kids eat sand, not being able to relax at the beach because your kids are running wild. … Continue reading 10 reasons Fall is my favorite season

Learning to Read

You might've seen maybe one of my favorite photos I've taken of Nolan if you follow me on Instagram but if not, there it is again: Nolan learning to read with a book light clipped to his book shelf above his bed. It's a simple book counting from one to ten with different animals. Pretty straight-forward but all … Continue reading Learning to Read