Category: Dad Stuff

Dad Stuff, Part 10: New/Best Water Bottle

Like all other decisions in my life, the decision of my “next water bottle” has taken a good, solid six months of research, hemming and hawing, denial, and finally … pouncing on a great deal. This thing is perfect. I don’t care how much… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 10: New/Best Water Bottle”

Dad Stuff, Part 9: A New Daily Multivitamin

Today marks a new chapter in my life, and when I say “new chapter,” I mean NEWCHAPTER Every Man™’s One Daily 40+ Multivitamin. What’s more, I didn’t even spend countless hours researching vitamins, asking friends and doctors, and losing sleep over picking a new… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 9: A New Daily Multivitamin”

Dad Stuff, Part 8: The Coronavirus Pandemic as a Dad

I’ll consider myself a successful father if I teach my kids the following. How to think critically Weigh and value all options and opinions React to things in a calm and rationale way Be humble Always be learning Avoid anger Stand up for what’s… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 8: The Coronavirus Pandemic as a Dad”

Dad Stuff, Part 7: Re- Crate Training My Dog

Everyone talks about how the pandemic and shelter-in-place has impacted the family dog and I’m here to tell you, after analyzing a control group of one dog (my dog) . . . it’s true. I worked-from-home for almost two years. Now the entire family’s… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 7: Re- Crate Training My Dog”

Dad Stuff, Part 6: Good, Cheap, Ice Cold Beer

I miss the old days when beer was beer. Beer was mostly Bud Light or Miller Lite (well, actually where I’m from it could’ve also been Budweiser, Strohs, or Schlitz . . . I think those were the brands because those were the sturdy… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 6: Good, Cheap, Ice Cold Beer”

Dad Stuff, Part 5: Gambling with Kids

Teaching your kids to gamble is important. Remember that classic episode of Leave it to Beaver where Ward took the Beaver downtown and they threw dice in a dark alley? Gambling is as old as time. I might be joking, but not completely. Maybe… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 5: Gambling with Kids”

Dad Stuff, Part 4: iPhone Cases

Don’t mean to brag, but I recently upgraded to the new iPhone 11. At one time in my life I swore up and down the iPhone 5 was the biggest an iPhone should ever be and all those newer, larger sizes were COMPLETELY unnecessary.… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 4: iPhone Cases”

I Want Stuff, Part 1: Father’s Day 2020

This whole pandemic shelter-in-place don’t-go-to-work too-much-family-time is very tough for all of us? Ya know what would lift people’s spirits? Getting gifts, that’s what? This Blog feature is a life lesson for my 15-year-old son. Back at Christmastime, his mother and I asked for… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 1: Father’s Day 2020”

Food Stuff, Part 3: Cauliflower Queso Dip (Plant-Based)

Before we begin, my 15-year-old jerk of a son said I can’t call this “queso” because “queso” translates to “cheese” and this is a vegetarian plant-based recipe, and cheese would make that not so. I have a job. I pay the bills. I’ll call… Continue Reading “Food Stuff, Part 3: Cauliflower Queso Dip (Plant-Based)”

Lawn Stuff, Part 3: Speedzone (and some pulling)

Here we are. Day-7. I’ve witnessed a true miracle. You say it’s a predictable result of a scientifically tested product designed to do the thing I hoped it would do. I say MIRACLE!!!  The pictures below, if you have the patience to compare them… Continue Reading “Lawn Stuff, Part 3: Speedzone (and some pulling)”