Just an Ordinary Man Trying to be an Extraordinary Dad

What would my life be like without children?

What would life be like without children?   My wife and I were recently having a conversation that I’m sure most parents have had from time to time. Ashley asked me if I ever wonder what our life would be... Continue Reading →


The best gift you can give your children this year

The best gift you can give your children this year If you’re reading this you are probably wondering what it is I’m talking about. Is there a mysterious toy out there that will surely bring joy to your children during... Continue Reading →

Quitting Beer vs. Quitting Pop: Part 2

Quitting beer vs. quitting pop Part 2: Pop Click here if you haven't read Part 1 yet.  It's about how things went when I quit drinking beer. Background I know pop (incorrectly called soda by most people not in the Western... Continue Reading →

Quitting Beer vs. Quitting Pop: Part 1

Quitting beer vs. quitting pop Part 1: Beer Background A little while back I wrote a post on my blog about getting healthier and losing weight. I lost around fifteen pounds in a month. I seemed to plateau at that... Continue Reading →

10 1/2 Things Parenthood Has Taught Me

1. Raising children is a team effort. I cannot imagine being a single parent. I would be lost without my wife. I also can’t imagine ever getting anything done around the house or keeping sane without Ashley by my side.... Continue Reading →

The Drought is Over!

Not your average week in the frozen tundra It is absolutely frigid today.  The temperature was zero degrees on my drive in to work according to my truck’s dashboard.  My truck doesn’t account for the wind chill, though.  My phone... Continue Reading →

My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

My 2018 New Year’s ResolutionsWell, it looks like it’s that time of year again. Let’s say goodbye to 2017 and usher in a new year with open arms. I decided I would make some New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. I... Continue Reading →

10 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

10 things I’m looking forward to in 2018   I am really excited for 2018. The year hasn’t even begun, but I know it’s going to be a huge one for my family.  Here are ten things that I am... Continue Reading →

The Scariest Night of our Lives

It was almost 3:30 a.m. Unsurprisingly, I was in the middle of a deep sleep when I woke up to Ashley screaming.  My memory is a little hazy, because I was half-asleep when I was thrust into the scariest moment... Continue Reading →

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