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Just an Ordinary Man Trying to be an Extraordinary Dad

D.I.Y. Dad Projects – Plinko

Over the last couple of years I have developed an interest in simple woodworking and building things. I have a bunch of tools now and while I certainly don’t have all the tools I want, I have enough to tackle... Continue Reading →

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A Community Bands Together Following a Local Tragedy

Have you ever been extremely proud to be a resident of your town? That’s how I feel right now. I live in the town of Hamburg, New York, which is about ten miles south of Buffalo. On Thanksgiving Day a... Continue Reading →

How do you know if you are a good parent?

Do you ever wonder if you’re a good parent? I think most parents have probably thought about that at one point or another.  I know I have.  I think that every parent should want to be a great parent.  Is... Continue Reading →

D.I.Y. Dad Projects – The Nerf Gun Wall

D.I.Y. Dad Projects – The Nerf Gun Wall Over the last couple of years I have developed an interest in simple woodworking and building things. I have a bunch of tools now and while I certainly don’t have all the... Continue Reading →

A Little More Q &A with Noah and Charlotte

I wrote a blog post about a Q & A session I had with my kids about a year ago.  I really should do this more often. 1. What is your favorite thing about school? Noah (5 years old): Going... Continue Reading →

Charlotte goes to preschool (and gets a boyfriend)

Noah is in Kindergarten and even my baby Charlotte is now in school. She has started attending preschool at the same big church that Noah went to. In fact, she has the same teacher Noah had two years ago. She... Continue Reading →

Noah goes back to school

Noah and Charlotte have both begun school at two new schools. It has made for an exciting, interesting, and sometimes stressful September. Charlotte just started preschool and Noah is in Kindergarten now. I can’t believe both of our kids are... Continue Reading →

A Return Trip to the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

It was a hot Saturday in mid-July when we decided to make a trip out to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. We went there two years ago with my in-laws and enjoyed it.  We thought our children would like it more... Continue Reading →

Say Cheese Pizza Company and the Comic Book Café

A few weeks ago we made our first visit to Say Cheese Pizza Co. and the Comic Book Café in Grand Island, New York. It is about a 40-minute drive, so you might say it’s an unnecessarily long drive for... Continue Reading →

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