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A Dadlete Under Where?

A Dadlete Under Where? I used to be an athlete. In my head I was an elite athlete. In reality, I was simply average. But I did all the things – I lifeted, I ran (when I had to), I did plyometrics, I lifted, I threw heavy things. I practiced, practiced, and practiced. I remember […]

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A Talk about Responsibility

I have partnered with Ask, Listen, Learn for this post. Though it is a sponsored post, my words and thoughts are my own.   Responsibility comes in a number of forms. Of course there is the act of responsibility, but, as parents, sometimes responsibility occurs in the form of a conversation. My daughter is 9. She […]


A Brilliant Smile Part 2 – Smile Fearlessly

I have partnered with Smile Brilliant Ventures for this post. While I have received product and compensation, my thoughts, words, and smile are my own. Please note that I am not a medical expert. Though I am sharing my experience with this product, you should seek the advice of your own dentist before beginning any […]

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A New View of the World

I have partnered with Life of Dad  and Pampers for this promotion. My thoughts and point of view are my own. But keep in mind it is not just me saying #ThanksBaby. There are tons of dads doing it. Please do yourself a favor and check out the hashtag and see what all we are thankful […]


Thanks, Coach Ross

I’ve been working with Dove Men + Care on their #TheretoCare campaign. This blog post is a bonus (not a requirement) because I really want to share the influence Coach Ross had on me in college. The DM+C video that is currently out is about celebrating the father figures in our lives outside of our […]


3 Things to Know about Cars 3

The wait is over. Lightning McQueen is back in Cars 3. Here are 3 things you need to know about the new movie Cars 3!   Can you see the movie if you haven’t seen the other two? In a word. Yes. The plot does fit in with the backstory of the previous two movies, […]


The Baby Shower Gift that Keeps Giving

  I have partnered with Life of Dad and Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® for this sponsored post. My words and thoughts are my own. The diaper rash used to belong to my kiddos – until we used Boudreaux’s®. The Poop Deck has seen its fair share of diapers. Unfortunately, that also includes a fair share of diaper […]


Racing in the Rain

Sydney hated the rain. She loved the puddles and the mud, but she hated the rain. She was a funny, energetic dog. Those who met her knew she was a boxer through and through. She never met a stranger that didn’t become an instant friend, and she hated being where people weren’t. Thirteen years ago, […]


What We Once Were

Sometimes, as adults, we need a reminder of what we once were. It’s easy, with the distractions of  bills, work, and other responsibilities, to forget the dreams and fun we used to have -and how it led to who we are now. “Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, […]

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#ISleepto Achieve

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” -Homer, The Odyssey I suffer from sleep apnea. What that means is that my airway is frequently obstructed while I sleep. I stop breathing. I snore. I wake up tired. This condition has actually taught me the value of sleep. […]