Just an Ordinary Man Trying to be an Extraordinary Dad

D.I.Y. Dad Projects – Noah’s Bunk Bed

So, it’s been about a year since I’ve written a D.I.Y. Dad Project blog post. I have built several things since then, but not much for my kids (besides a couple of wooden targets for Noah’s Nerf guns. I have... Continue Reading →

Noah and Charlotte’s first trip to a movie theater

It took a while, but we finally took our kids to a movie theater. Noah was five and Charlotte four.  The reason we didn’t take our kids to the movies sooner was that Noah hated loud noises for a long... Continue Reading →

A return to African Lion Safari

Noah’s Birthday Trip to Canada (Part 2)   Day two of our mini-vacation began with some relaxation in our Hampton Inn hotel room. My “relaxation” consisted of completing Noah’s Lego boat.  After that was finished we got dressed and ready... Continue Reading →

Noah’s Birthday Trip to Lego Land

Noah’s Birthday Trip to Canada (Part 1)   Last year for Noah’s birthday we threw him a huge pool party. He turned five years old and our pool had only been in for a couple weeks so we decided to... Continue Reading →

Nothing beats a birthday picnic

My birthday was just a couple of days after Father’s Day this year. Sometimes they fall on the same day, which goes to my head and makes me think I’m king for a day. I used to take off work... Continue Reading →

Midway State Park

We recently took our kids to Midway State Park. It’s located in Bemus Point, on the shore of Lake Chautauqua in Western New York. This was the first time we brought our kids there and it was also my first... Continue Reading →

Getting around in Disney World

There are a lot of ways to get around in Disney World. I was recently there with my family and we used five different modes of transportation in just a few short days.  There are several variables that factor in... Continue Reading →

Do all dads play second fiddle?

I could be wrong, but I’m convinced that all dads play second fiddle to moms. Don’t worry about that though, fellow dads, I’m convinced there’s little we can do about it.  In fact, I’m pretty sure things have been this... Continue Reading →

The Worst Thing About Being a Parent

I really think that being a father is amazing. To me, it defines me more than anything else. Being a parent adds so much to my life. Sure, there are the occasional times when it feels like it adds too... Continue Reading →

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