Typically, I like to keep things fun, lighthearted, and all about the silly little things that happen daily in my life as a parent. But, sometimes, a stand needs to be taken. Sometimes, I need to fire back when I see something, or somethings, that are wrong. Dead wrong. This is one of those times. What am I talking about? Dad Bashing.
This weekend, Ben and I had the pleasure of having Stephen, from Headoftheheard.com on as our guest.
Stephen is a British ex-pat living in the south of Brazil with his wife and son. It was an interesting conversation that spanned topics like moving internationally, Darth Vader comics, Stephen’s blog, and what life is like in Brazil. Did you know it’s summer in Brazil for Christmas? (Yeah, me too…). It was great to get a perspective on parenting from someone living in a different country. Go check out Stephen’s blog, like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @HoftheH!
Go and listen to Episode 6 right now. NOW! And share it with your friends and everyone you know!
If quiet is what you’re looking for, then my house is not, I repeat, NOT the place you want to be. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. While I may get an abundance of headaches, they’re generally caused from the non-stop singing from Sophia. And by non-stop, I mean the only time her mouth is shut is when she is passed out asleep, and that’s not even a guarantee that she’ll be quiet. Continue reading
Last Tuesday night wasn’t unlike any other night of the week. I put Sophia to bed, laid with her for about half an hour, and she fell asleep. Later, Sarah and I went to bed. Around 11 or so, I hear Sophia crying in her room, which ins’t out of the ordinary. So, I go in to check on her. What happened, was not pleasant. AT ALL. Continue reading
This weekend, Ben and I had the pleasure of having Ryan E.Hamilton, one of the co-founders of lifeofdad.com. It was the first part in what could turn into several episodes where we have one of the members of the Life of Dad crew guest hosting with us.
It was a great chat that listed the entirety of our 45 minute time-slot. We touched on a variety of subjects, most notably, the origins of Life of Dad. How it began, how it has grown, and where it is today, and hopefully what the future holds for it. We also referred to the group of dad bloggers that we are apart of as Dadvengers, and I may have called the founding father of Life of Dad, Tommy Riles, the George Washington of Life of Dad, and demanded that he wear a powdered wig! It was a great conversation. If you are one of the few dads that hasn’t yet discovered Life of Dad, go there now. I said go there. I said now. Do it, dammit!
Go and listen to Episode 5 right now. NOW! And share it with your friends and everyone you know!
I’ve been hesitant to write about this since the day it happened. Partially because I felt like I hadn’t done everything in my power to protect my daughter, and partially because it was horrible day. But here we are. Back in July, I finished helping Sarah pack her car to take Sophia down to the beach for the weekend. She was taking a half day, picking Sophia up from daycare and heading down to Rehoboth to spend the weekend with her sister and her boyfriend. I couldn’t go because I had plans to do a day of brewery tours with my buddies and wouldn’t have been home in time to go with them.
Sophia and I were a little late getting out the door to go to daycare. I needed gas, so that added to the delay. After pulling out of the gas station just down the street from our house, I proceeded down the road like I do every morning. Sitting at a red light, the light turns green and I start to pull into the intersection. That’s when it happened. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered which of your all-time favorite TV sitcom dad’s you could take a in a fight? Or which one’s would totally beat you senseless? Well, you can hear our take on that on Episode 4 of the Poppin’ Bottle Dad-Cast. As of now Danny Tanner from Full House and Phil Dunphy from Modern Family are topping the list. Who would you choose?
As I wrote last week, kids and technology are crazy these days. We talked about kids and technology, as well and where the future is headed.
The holiday’s are fast approaching and with that in mind, we threw out a few family traditions that we had as kids that we’d like to continue on with our own children. What traditions would you want to keep going with your kids?