Just an Ordinary Man Trying to be an Extraordinary Dad

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 →

Disney does not disappoint

Disney does not disappoint   Disney World is often called the “Happiest place on Earth” and the “Most magical place on earth.” Based on that, you would probably guess that most people have a good time there.  Group me in... Continue Reading →

Will I ever go to the circus again?

Will I ever go back to the Shrine Circus?   I recently took my children to the Shrine Circus. I hadn’t been to the circus in decades, if at all.  I’m pretty sure I went to the circus as a... Continue Reading →

Our Trip to Disney World – Part 3 (Epcot Day)

Disney World – Day 4 (Epcot)   We woke up ready and excited for another day full of Disney fun. Ashley and I showered and we all got dressed and ready for the day.  We got our strollers loaded up... Continue Reading →

Our Trip to Disney World – Part 2 (Magic Kingdom Day)

Disney World – Day 3 (Magic Kingdom)   I’m not going to lie, I woke up excited to go to the Magic Kingdom with my family. All four of us woke up in a good mood.  We swiftly got dressed... Continue Reading →

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