14 Nov
2014
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Fieldtrip to Cambria

IMG_8965It’s been a while since I’ve taken Sammy to Cambria and I noticed myself getting mildly ill from not seeing the ocean in a month. So we headed out. This stretch of beach is indeed one of my favorite. Since I first moved to the Paso Robles area back in October of 2003 to now, I’m pretty sure I’ve logged a significant number of miles on this sand. Read more >>

13 Nov
2014
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5 Fun Online Hobbies for Parents

At the end of the day, if you have kids, there’s nothing quite as attractive as doing something for yourself, by yourself, that requires little to no mental effort. Spending the day working, dealing with kids, and all of the other daily tasks that running a household entails, will exhaust a mom or dad physically and mentally like no other job! Here are a few ideas of how to let down and relax for a minute once you have some “me time”. Read more >>

11 Nov
2014
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Veterans Day, Sammy, and Paso Robles

IMG_8896I decided to take Sammy to the Paso Robles Downtown Park this morning to let him run around. We were greeted with dozens of American flags due to today being Veterans Day. Below are some photos from our time in the park but some highlights were: Read more >>

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 >>