I’m gender stereotyping myself here, but I fall into the group that believes men should be able to do certain things. Fixing, installing, repairing and building things is one category. And boy do I suck at it. If there’s one area I feel like an inferior man in, it’s this. I’m a learn by doing… Read More Why Building an Easy Up Slide Made Me So Proud
I thought Terrible twos started when Brady started walking. I wrote about it, too, saying terrible twos meant two feet, because once he started walking, boy, did it get harder. He was into everything and all over the place. Boy was I wrong. Oh. So. Wrong. About three days before Brady turned two, his attitude… Read More
Today is my son’s 2nd birthday. It sounds crazy to say that out loud. It feels wrong, in that, he can’t possibly be two already, can he? But no matter how hard I fight it, my baby isn’t a baby anymore. He’s a little boy and he continues to grow up more and more every… Read More 24 Things Parenting Really Is
Here’s this week’s Twitter Tuesday gems, a day late and a dollar short… Did you know? Mandy Moore is the voice of Sheriff Callie. My mind is blown. — Nick Houser (@Nick_Houser) September 10, 2015 #TheMoreYouKnow Also, this happened and was hilarious: Took a turn a bit fast. 2yo: whoa. Careful daddy. Called out. 😳… Read More Twitter Tuesday: Bachelorhood, Illness and No Cares to Give
Disneyland is booked. It’s happening. But that hasn’t stopped me from being scared chitless. Imagine everything that can go wrong with taking a 2-year-old to Disneyland. And driving there. He might not sleep the entire way down. I might not. Everyone exhausted, grouchy and mad at each other. The walk from the hotel to the… Read More The Pre-Disneyland Trial Run: Does My Toddler Even Like Rides?
I’ve been diving into a variety of podcasts lately, one of which — a Freakonomics podcast called “The Economist’s Guide to Parenting” — is extremely fascinating. The discussion is mostly centered around the question, “How much do parents really matter?” Now, if you’re a parent like me, you’d like to believe you matter more than… Read More Freakonomics Podcast: The Economist’s Guide to Parenting
Hey ohhh! Guess who jumped on the Dad Mode Podcast for the second time? This guy. After taking Brady on his first flight, I pitched the idea of talking about the flight, the funny research I found and tips for parents to Andy Carlson of the Dad Mode Podcast. So we chatted, and you can… Read More Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts: Check Out My Podcast (and Podcast Appearance)
Brady if you read this… One day we were driving home after I picked you up from daycare and daddy decided to take a different route because the dozen lights on our main street drive me absolutely bonkers. So we’re heading this alternate route and we’ve got one light to go until we’re done with… Read More Super Short Story: Brady Backseat Drives Me. Again.
I came across an article this morning via Men’s Health on Twitter titled: 25 Ways to Fix a Marriage Now, before you judge, know that I was tricked. The title on Twitter was “25 ways to save your relationship.” Also know that my relationship with KT does not need saving, but I always like to… Read More Link Dump: 25 Ways to Save Your Relationship
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for Twitter Tuesday. Here’s the best of what you probably missed because you don’t follow me on the tweet machine. We’ll start with words of wisdom with someone of the next generation. Parents on Facebook: bad. Parents on Twitter: somewhat bad. Parents on Instagram: ok. Parents on Snapchat: dear god no… Read More Twitter Tuesday: Dank You Daddy, the Wave and Little Black Rain Clouds