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If I’m Being Honest

   So there’s this episode of How I Met Your Mother where Marshall has a conversation with his late father and he uses some sort of metaphor of driving on a foggy road with fatherhood. Marshall talks about how as a kid it was always comforting to wake up on the trips and see his dad […]

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Captain’s Log: On Track Parenting

Captain’s Log. Diaper Date 2642. Daddy Chronicles. I’m on track. Rather, I should say I’m on a track. You see, I’m a gymnastics dad (usually my wife takes the kids, but sometimes I do too)., and part of being a gymnastics dad is watching. Actually, most of what I do is watch. I have little […]

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Man Man Killed the Beetle

Captain’s Log. Diaper Date 2505. Daddy Chronicles. A beetle dies at the end of this post. In last week’s Great Adventures as Dad we had an epic episode. I’m hyperbolizing a bit (a lot), but anytime I can make my life sound grand (it is) then I will.   Anyhow, it was a unique week […]


I Want To Be Bieber’s Pillow Cover

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2136. Boy bands and teen heartthrobs have been around for ages. As a dad I figured that I would eventually encounter the evils of said performers, but I did not realize that it would be this early. The Eldest is five. Almost six. And what does she want for […]


A Letter

So I would really like to compose a letter expressing my displeasure with the state of one of our local parks. But before I do, I am wondering if your local parks are in a disarray as well? Is this common and I am merely overreacting? We constantly find trash – including, but not limited […]


How Monsters Began

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2113. Over the weekend we took both of the kiddos to see Monsters University. As with most things involving kids – this was still an operation. The Eldest was still riding high off her dance recital performance the previous night. Her listening ears were unmatched. She couldn’t wait to […]


Seasonal Stay At Home Dad: Impeding Mutiny

Captain’s Log.  Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1938.  One of the joys of being a teacher is the fact that the Captain is a “seasonal stay at home dad”.  Occasionally, the Captain gets the joys (and challenges) of being a stay at home parent.  Obviously, it is not the same as being home every day, but […]


May the odds be ever in your favor.

Captain’s Log.  Spring Break Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1661.  This has not been the most auspicious start to the Captain’s Spring Break.    Mrs. Captain arrived to pick up the Captain for an impromptu date to see The Hunger Games.  This is where the day turned.  The movie was awesome – pretty true to the book without […]

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The Bully

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1646. It is Friday and that should be a good thing.  However, today the Captain feels like that kid that picked on the school bully and now has a date with destiny behind the schoolhouse after the last bell.  You know, one of those, “Oh. So you think you’re […]

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Raising a Supervillain…part II

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1639.  The Diaper Dweller is approaching full strength.  This makes the crew happy and scares us at the same time.  Around dinnertime last night, the Diaper Dweller resumed his regular tactics.  He tortured the Eldest by taking her things. Fortunately, she found it adorable and cute.  It might have […]