13 Apr
2015
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30 Months Ago

IMG_2439Yesterday, April 12, Sammy officially turned 30 months (or 2 1/2 years old) old. I can still say with the utmost sincerity that for me, there is nothing more surreal than parenthood. I have at least one moment every single day in which I am flabbergasted that I’m a dad. Read more >>

6 Feb
2015
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Sammy Adventures: Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA.

IMG_0869I would venture to say that Sammy goes on some kind of adventure four to six times per week. It may be climbing the hill in our backyard, going to the grocery store, visiting the downtown park or Barney Schwartz Park, running off with Annie and I on the weekend to wherever it is we’re running off to, doing something fun with Megan or Kelly (our good friends and Sammy sitters), or…my during-the-week trips to Cambria. Read more >>

28 Jan
2015
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Toddler on a Plane

IMG_0290Toddlers on a plane can be scarier than snakes on a plane. Although being trapped on a plane at 30,000 feet with snakes makes my skin crawl so I think I’d rather be on a plane with toddlers. On January 5th we put Sammy on a plane for the first time in his life. Read more >>

16 Dec
2014
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The Magic of Christmas

10850068_915188631824521_5164711331398540766_nWe’ve been talking about how to handle this whole Christmas thing with Sammy now that he’s beginning to understand more and more about the holiday. We have been very specific about certain things we want to instill in Sammy and a sense of entitlement is NOT one of them. Not to say that learning about Christmas means your kid will have an entitlement complex, but we just really want to focus on the spirit of the season and not on the materialistic part. Read more >>

6 Dec
2014
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Talking About Depression

10420196_10202980139495516_4078080470212546483_nDepression. I think that word conjures up many things for most people. Maybe you have depression. Maybe you know someone that has it. What’s worse…you may know someone that has lost their battle with it. Read more >>

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 >>