Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’m very proud to announce that I am an ambassador for Memory Web. Keep it locked here and on Instagram #mwoctoberchallenge for information about the app and a giveaway later this month. They say that a picture can tell a thousand words. Well, I carry millions of words, and
Siblings are funny, There are times that they are like bitter rivals, and, at others, they are staunch allies. Such was the case when the evil squirrel decided to descend upon my home. I did not witness the initiating event. I was safe inside, however, my son was happy to brief me on the new
A brief about boxer briefs for Dadletes: What does it take to be a Dadlete? That’s a difficult question to answer as the responses vary with the children and the ages of the children. Like the Olympics, Dadletes face number of physical challenges which may include various forms of running, throwing, jumping, catching, lifting, etc.
The school year has started back up and the stress of the new year is starting to ramp up. Granted, it may be stressful for the kiddos, but let’s focus on the parents right now – let the Captain guide you. Here is a quick, easy list for you to follow for free ways to
The whistling I hear breaks my daydreams and delusions of possibility. The whistling is a personification of the years passing me by – the proverbial winds of change. My babies are growing up – and my window of opportunity is closing. I remember when I was 22 and a young student teacher. I completed a
I wrote a new piece on Life of Dad. Here’s a snippet about my new hobby. Check out the full post here. It is hard to describe the difference that the right bike makes. For years I have been riding a comfort bike – and when I say ride, I mean only occasionally. And though
My sister convinced me to do something crazy and now I’m proud to announce that SmartyPants is making a donation to my Pan Ohio Hope Ride . So technically this is a sponsored post, but it is a charitable one. I am a proud member of #TeamSmarty and thank them for their continued support of families and well-being. My thoughts and
There is a certain convenience to having a community pool. You get to know your neighbors, there are lifeguards, and it is close to home. However, there are still rules. Usually simple rules – don’t run, be safe, and don’t poop in the pool. Let’s set the scene: I was at the pool with The
I hate chores. They are usually lonely endeavors filled with sweat, labor, and frustration. What makes matters worse is that a majority of the outdoor chores are ones that the kids are not old enough to do (read: I can’t trust them to do them without having to redo what I asked them to do).
I just turned 40 a few weeks ago. For 40 years I lived as a loser. That all changed tonight. For a lifetime and a quarter, my hometown of Cleveland found every painful way to twist the proverbial knife in the back of our fanhood. I witnessed collapses in every sport. Rumors of curses, disdain