Month: January 2016

Indy Blog Society

Still Cozy in Indiana 

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know a number of local bloggers here in Indianapolis. We have networked, joined forces, and are trying to work on different themes for each month. As the last minutes of January tick away, I’m going to seize the moment to reveal how I stayed #cozyinindiana these […]


What’s Inside Matters

I first met the good people of SmartyPants Vitamins at Dad 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Gummy vitamins for adults? Yes, Please. The delight isn’t just for kids anymore. There’s something fun, no, rejuvenating about popping a couple of gummy vitamins in to get your daily dose of vitamins. What’s better is that these vitamins […]


Dreams Can Change the World

  Can you encapsulate a dream in a picture? Maybe not. But maybe you can capture what inspires one.  Not long ago this was the norm. My parents drank from fountains like this- it’s that recent in our history. This picture symbolizes so many things. How precious dreams are. How powerful dreams are. How dangerous […]


Keep on Kicking

This is an old unpublished post that I wrote after a playoff game I watched in 2012. Not sure why I never published it, but after seeing the end result of the Minnesota/Seattle game I thought it would be timely to share. While the focus in this post is on my son (because at the […]

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Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3037. Just a Little Note

Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3037. The Daddy Chronicles.  Just a Little Note.  I’m artistic, but I’m not artistically gifted, yet that doesn’t stop me from drawing. I made the girl’s lunch yesterday and dropped a little note in her box.   I should have purchased notes from my friend, Brent. He does great work. If […]


Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3036. Taco Tuesday. 

Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3036. The Daddy Chronicles. Taco Tuesday.  Sometimes it is the simple things in life that matter. It was a hectic day for everyone. Our schedules returned back to “normal”. Workload returned for everyone – except for the boy (his work is still full time play, and I’m jealous).  There was […]


Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3035. Back to Reality. 

Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3035. The Daddy Chronicles. Back to Reality.  It was weird not being home. As I left for work the dog even looked at me funny like I was playing a warped game of hide and seek with a coat and a bag attached to my back. The children were unimpressed […]


Captain’s Log- Diaper Date 3034. Goodbye, Break. 

Captain’s Log- Diaper Date 3034. The Daddy Chronicles. Goodbye, Break. Fewer than 24 hours remain between myself and the return back to “the grind”. I have doubts about being able to wake in the morning, but my biggest fear is actually waking the kids.  It seems that the last day of break becomes more of […]


Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3033

Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3033. The Daddy Chronicles.  Today the crew is down one. The Eldest has gone AWOL and is visiting my sister and her family out of state. It’s a weird feeling. There was no demand for chocolate chip pancakes this morning – and THE CAPTAIN HAD TO LET THE DOG OUT! […]

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Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3032

   Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3032. Daddy Chronicles.  It’s a new year. 2016’s first day is almost at an end. I don’t generally believe in resolutions, but I’m also not going to give up on a year before it begins. And while I may not abide by the notion of resolutions, it doesn’t mean […]