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 >>

6 Jun
2014
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Gratitude in Parenting

photo“When a child gives you a gift, even if it is a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It might be the only thing they have to give, and they have chosen to give it to you.” Read more >>

29 May
2014
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Freedom in the Stress

stressAs someone that “lives with” (rather than “deals with”) the stress of depression and social anxiety there are some things that many of you take for granted…leaving the house. Some days it’s no problem at all but other days it takes a lot of effort to leave the house and be face to face with the world. Read more >>

13 May
2014
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My Son and the Garbage Man

my sonAs the work-at-home dad I am part of things at home that I would otherwise miss. Some of those things are cool and some are smelly, if you catch what I mean. Sammy is 19 months old and in the last few months he has become interested in the garbage trucks that come up and down our street collecting trash. Read more >>

8 May
2014
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Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Just another day. Same old same old. Different day same shit.

We’ve all heard people say these things or something very similar when asked “how’s it going”. In fact, I’m guilty of it and I’m sure you are too. I think it’s unfortunate that we are so willing to throw our time away. We label this moment or this day or this week as something other than what it actually is…pretty damn magical. Read more >>