11 Dad Jokes for Father’s Day

Ah, the dad joke. Always cheesy, often wrapped in a bad pun, and usually funny only to the one telling them. So what better way to celebrate we squares, we dopey dads than with a small collection of some of dad jokes from across the ether, ready to make you roll your eyes and cringe?Continue reading “11 Dad Jokes for Father’s Day”

Hangin’ out down at the playground

It was an unseasonably sunny and warm Sunday for Fall, and we decided to take full advantage of it by going for a family drive. No set destination, no goal in mind other than just to spend time together. It ended up turning into a few errands that my wife wanted to run while weContinue reading “Hangin’ out down at the playground”

Going potty – the ultimate diversionary tactic

As I’ve probably mentioned before, we’ve been incredibly blessed that our little guy started to use the potty when he did, which was around Christmas time at about a year and a half. We were shocked, surprised, a little overwhelmed, but completely over the moon that he decided to guide himself and tell us thatContinue reading “Going potty – the ultimate diversionary tactic”

“Mining our nostalgia” OR “Disney, what is wrong with you?! Get on the ball!”

Maybe you’ve seen the following video making the rounds on the web this week, as Disney recreated the opening theme song to DuckTales using real ducks. It’s the latest in what I’ve seen as a growing trend by the Big Mouse company in mining the nostalgia of my generation, which grew up in the 1980sContinue reading ““Mining our nostalgia” OR “Disney, what is wrong with you?! Get on the ball!””

Three steps back

We were headed up the stairs last night, as is pretty much the course at that time of night, on our way to bathtime, when my son suddenly stopped several steps up. “No!” he said to me, his brow furrowed. “What is it, buddy?” I ask. “Dada, move!” “What do you mean, move?” “Move, dada!”Continue reading “Three steps back”

Stop worrying and enjoy your life

It’s an issue I’ve had for a while. The anxiety rooted in worry, in lack of control over things that we can not control but try to. It consumes my mind, my being and can often times keep my brain so focused on what I’m worried about and the million different outcomes of various situations,Continue reading “Stop worrying and enjoy your life”

Time to shake up the menu

So…I have high cholesterol. This isn’t an incredible shocker, as I’ve had high cholesterol most of my life. A few years ago I was told this after blood work and the doctor told me I needed to go on statins. Not being one for medication (or the side effects that go with it), I decidedContinue reading “Time to shake up the menu”

Day in the Life – a photo essay

Whether they know it or not, everyone has a story to tell. However, some folks never tell their stories because they think they have nothing to say – that their life is too boring. It’s with that in mind, that I set out to create a photo essay that took something routine and mundane –Continue reading “Day in the Life – a photo essay”

Happy Memorial Day

I know that these days, many people associate Memorial Day as ‘the unofficial start to summer’ or a ‘long weekend’ to barbecue, travel or get together with family and friends. None of those are inaccurate ways to spend the day. Heck, we took advantage of nice weather and worked on our garden. Just make sureContinue reading “Happy Memorial Day”

Must-read books to add to your shelf

Storytime is a wonderful and strong tradition to have in your household, and the earlier you start with your kids the better. We’ve made storytime a nightly habit in our house, starting the week our little guy came home from the hospital. Now almost two, it has become routine for him to go to theContinue reading “Must-read books to add to your shelf”