It seemed like a bunch of dads I "know" and a lot I don't (but saw on social media) were hoping to get/requesting/wishing for some type of gift for Father's Day; anything from gear to tech to not having to do X, Y, or Z. Father's Day has been celebrated in the USA since 1910 and … Continue reading You asked for WHAT for Father’s Day!?
As I sit here sipping my fourth mint julep in as many days, I decided to reflect upon the combo birthday party we threw for Nolan (7th) and Austin (2nd) this past weekend. Granted, at this stage in their lives, it's a bit easier, but you never know. We offered Nolan two options for his … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Throw Your Kid’s Party at Home
If you followed along on my Instagram stories yesterday, then you realized that we were at Six Flags New England. I'm not sorry for the amount of stories I posted. It started with a trip to Mrs. Murphy's Donuts in Southwick, MA, a must stop for "breakfast" if you're within a 30-mile radius. We surprised … Continue reading 7th Birthday Surprise at Six Flags New England
It was our (Linds and I) second time this week we've decided to go beyond the meat for dinner. I'm not saying we eat meat every other night for dinner. It's actually quite the opposite. Typically, we'll have meat once or twice a week, rarely more than that. We've begun compiling dinner ideas that feature … Continue reading Beyond the Meat
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
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)
Just a random Halloween post I did last year about the ridiculous prices some people pay for a costume. Enjoy…your kids candy!
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:
- 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.
- Those whose kids are too young to form opinions and will wear what we decide because their…
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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.
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
"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