16 Oct
2014
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Sammy Turns Two

IMG_8412Hard to believe. Sammy, who was just born yesterday, turned two on October 12th. Okay, I know he wasn’t born yesterday…obviously, but wow have these first couple of years flown by. As the saying goes, the days go by slow and the years go by fast (or something like that). Read more >>

9 Oct
2014
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GoPro: Sammy in the Park

IMG_8274There’s nothing like strapping a GoPro to your kid’s chest and seeing what they capture. Mostly it’s just funny seeing things from Sammy’s perspective…that whole height thing online blackjack strategy. Check out the below GoPro videos of Sammy doing his thing at Barney Schwartz Park in Paso Robles. Read more >>

19 Sep
2014
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The Night We Got Locked Out

10334267_10201997413327976_5006638536719549798_nI’ll just start by saying that you should never put your toddler kid person inside when all adults are outside…unless you have an extra key hidden outside somewhere or have another door or window open for access. Read more >>

4 Aug
2014
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Sammy Makes the San Luis Obispo Tribune

HeartTreeA couple of weeks ago I took Sammy to the Paso Robles Downtown Park as I often do. The typical procedure is I get him out of the car, stand him up on the sidewalk, and proceed to follow him around for as long as he wants to run. Read more >>

27 Jun
2014
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To the New Parents Out There

10397976_10202046466274269_3464559891648203258_nFrom the outside it always seems that new parents are doing just fine. When you see them they appear to be in good shape and they never say anything that would lead you to think otherwise. They post cute photos on Facebook and make funny little comments about their little, tiny, angelic bundle of joy. Read more >>

24 Jun
2014
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Head Butting Brick Walls

In the Park

Yesterday on our other blog, I posted an article about my experience at the Paso Robles Downtown Park on Monday morning. I had taken Sammy down to run around and play like I normally do. Now, I’ve taken him down there dozens of times and every single time we go we walk by litter. On Monday morning though, either the litter problem had been worse than normal or I just got tired of it. Read more >>

17 Jun
2014
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Parenting: First Trip to a Museum

photo 3(4)Why do they call it a kid’s museum? Are there mini Van Gogh’s and Picasso’s in there? That question aside, Annie and I decided to take Sammy to the Paso Robles Kids Museum for the first time recently. We had only been there once before, long before Sammy was born, to attend a Chamber Mixer. At that time there was not a single thought in my mind that one day we’d be bringing a real human kid there. Read more >>

13 Jun
2014
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Real Dad Moments by Dove

10170970_10201874981067246_9151911380420196246_nThis piece by Dove is a fantastic move. I had not seen it until recently when Annie shared it with me and it definitely brought tears to my eyes. Above and beyond that, I know Dove is in this to make money, they are a business after all…but the idea is important and needed. Read more >>

12 Jun
2014
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The First Zoo Visit

Atascadero ZooWow, I really am the work at home dad. Yesterday I took Sammy to the zoo in Atascadero to meet Annie’s sister-in-law and her two daughters so they could spend some time together. I rolled up in the Rav 4 sport utility vehicle and a diaper bag…pimpin’ ain’t easy y’all. Read more >>

10 Jun
2014
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Toddlers and Happiness

Toddler on the beachI’ve been writing about my experiences as not just a father, but a work at home father, on this blog now for some time. Without question I have had my ups and downs with it, my good days, and days I wish I could do over. Read more >>