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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 […]


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. […]


I Blame YouTube

I blame YouTube. YouTube is the parenting equivalent of performance enhancing drugs for athletes. It allows us to think that we can do ANYTHING. Because of YouTube, I have fixed my dryer (okay, mostly fixed my dryer – I still needed help), my air conditioner (okay, mostly fixed my air conditioner – I still needed […]


A Lesson from Langston

Better Parenting through Fiction:  Langston Hughes is one of my favorite writers. I could tell you why, but that is another post. Recently, I read Thank You Ma’am with my students and saw it with fresh eyes. If you are unfamiliar with the story, I highly recommend it. It is a short read. Read it. Or listen […]

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A Brilliant Smile Part 1

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 […]


Headed to Brickworld

The Lego brick has been with me my entire life. Some of my earliest memories are with tinkering with bricks from various sets that I owned – making my own creations. Flash forward to fatherhood and the Legos are still here. Now I tinker and encourage the imaginative creations with which my kids create, and […]