Just an Ordinary Man Trying to be an Extraordinary Dad

7 Things I Learned the Day I Became a Dad

1. The love I felt towards my newborn son was unlike anything I had felt in my life. I loved my wife and I loved my family. I loved my dog, Yellowstone National Park, and the Buffalo Bills, too. But... Continue Reading →

My Love/Hate Relationship with the Erie County Fair

Before I discuss my feelings on the fair I should probably give a little background on the Erie County Fair, because it is not your average county fair. It is located in Hamburg, NY; about 4.5 miles southwest of New... Continue Reading →

Everyone Needs a Little Me-Time (Including Me)

I have always valued a little alone time. I certainly prefer spending time with my family, but I believe that a little me-time is needed from time to time. In the past I had spent a lot of time by... Continue Reading →

My Summer Bucket List – End of July Progress Report

The summer is already half over!  So, here's how we're doing on our Summer Bucket List so far.  I'd have to say we're doing quite well, with more than half of our items complete. 1. Go to Niagara Falls State... Continue Reading →

An Update on My New Book About Fatherhood

My new book, And Then There Were Two: A New Father’s Perspective, is nearly complete. It is currently undergoing the final round of editing and should be published sometime this fall. I have put a lot of time and effort... Continue Reading →

The 4 Best Things About My 4-Year-Old’s Birthday Party

My son recently celebrated his 4th birthday. His birthday fell on a Saturday, so we had his party that day. We invited family and friends and had a great time. These were the 4 best things about the party: 1.... Continue Reading →

Moving Again

That’s right folks, we are moving yet again. We’ve been at our current home about 3 ½ years and were in the house before that just about the same amount of time. We really plan on staying at our new... Continue Reading →

Enjoying two parks is better than one

The summer is always busy with plenty of things to do. So, when we have a rare weekend day with no plans it can be difficult to decide what to do. It can be tempting to stay home and relax,... Continue Reading →

A Late Lunch in Lewiston

It was a sunny and warm Sunday morning. It was also the day after Noah’s birthday. We had a very busy Saturday between cleaning the house, decorating, and running errands before the party itself. We wanted to enjoy a nice... Continue Reading →

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