Month: March 2016

Entertainment fatherhood

Big and Little Kid Movies

I am a Blog Ambassador for Fandango Family. Though I have been compensated for this post, my thoughts and words are my own.  One of the things I have enjoyed about my movie going experience in the past year is that I have been fortunate enough to experience shows suitable for me with friends and […]


How to Name A Puppy

    There are many challenges associated with the adoption of a new pet. There are the medical concerns, nutritional, and even social considerations to make as one brings a new beast into the family.  Perhaps the greatest concern, and biggest point of contention, is not which dog to adopt but what name to use.  Our […]

Captain's Log

National Puppy Day Announcement

It seems only right that on National Puppy Day that the Captain announces the adoption of a new puppy.  That’s right. The Captain’s family is adopting a new pup. His name is Hank.     He doesn’t actually come to our home until the weekend, but the kids are thrilled.  Suffice to say, the Poop […]


Attitude is Everything

   One of the coolest things I got to do while at Dad 2.0 (besides reading one of my own pieces) was meeting and interviewing Hall of Famer Michael Strahan.  Strahan was appearing courtesy of Meta Wellness and was talking specifically about #Heart2Heart conversations that men need to have about their health. He shared a […]


Sleep Is For the Weak

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2126. The Captain does not like to write in the negative hyperbole much, but right now…I hate life (meaning I just need to vent). It is currently 5 to 4. In the morning. I have had an hour of sleep. The Diaper Dweller has been up most of the […]


I’m Never Splitting My Pants Again

I have partnered with Life of Dad and Lee for this promotion.Though I have been compensated for this post, my words, thoughts, and pants are all my own.     Flexibility. It is one of the main prerequisites of being a middle school teacher. You need it. Your students need it. And, honestly, our clothes need […]


Tough Relief from Fisherman’s Friend #ad

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Fisherman’s Friend for this promotion. The winters in Central Indiana are brutal. There is a wide dynamic range of temperatures that Mother Nature can tease you with. Within a two week span we have had temps range from a balmy 72 degrees to a frigid 19. […]


Someone Stuck a Furbacca in My Bathroom: A Cautionary Tale

There are many things that those parenting classes don’t prepare you for. Sure you learn little things like how to change a diaper, how to burp a baby, and how to use a car seat, but there are dire details that they skip over.  Like how bad vomit really smells. So bad that you can […]