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Just an Ordinary Man Trying to be an Extraordinary Dad

School’s Out For Summer

It’s officially summer and kids are done with school for a couple of months. My kids aren’t old enough for school yet, but the fact that most schools around here just had their graduation ceremonies made me think about how... Continue Reading →

Noah’s 10 Favorite Things

Noah loves a lot of things these days. He just celebrated his 4th birthday and he’s at such a fun age right now. This is a list of ten of his most favorite things right now. Noah Loves… 1. Driving... Continue Reading →

My Hatred for Residential Fireworks

Once again the 4th of July has come and gone. It’s a great time to gather with friends and family to celebrate America’s birthday. Barbecues and pool parties occur across the country and millions of people go out to see... Continue Reading →

I asked my toddlers “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I asked my toddlers “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’m not sure how it came up, but recently both Noah and Charlotte told me what they want to be when they grow up. Charlotte recently... Continue Reading →

Beware the Rock and Play

Like many expecting parents, we had a Rock and Play on our gift registry. We got one at Ashley’s baby shower. Tons of people use them and recommend them. However, that does not mean that they are a great product.... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day + My Birthday = King for a Day!

Everyone knows we just celebrated Father’s Day. It’s a great time to show your dad that you love and appreciate them. Father’s Day for me was extra special this year. That’s because it happened to fall on my birthday. I... Continue Reading →

“I need some PEACE AND QUIET!”

“I need some PEACE AND QUIET!” It’s not me who declared “I need some peace and quiet!” Nope, that was my 3-year-old son, Noah. Sure, I agreed with him, I just didn’t shout it out like he did. Noah can... Continue Reading →

My Weekend as a Single Dad (a Louder, Angrier Dad)

  A couple of weeks ago my wife went away for the weekend. It was my first try at being a single dad.  Noah turns four in July, yet this was the first time that either Ashley or I spent... Continue Reading →

My Summer Bucket List

It's early June so I guess it's time to make a Summer Bucket List.  My list is focused on family-friendly activities, because my wife and I plan on doing as many fun things with our kids this summer as possible. ... Continue Reading →

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