Category: Dad Stuff

I Want Stuff, Part 4: Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Not sure if this is Dad Stuff, Self-Improvement Stuff, or just an old-fashioned I Want Stuff post. I’m obsessed with quality sleep. I feel if I get 7 hours of sleep I’m Superman. If I get 6 or less, I’m Wile E. Coyote –… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 4: Blue Light Blocking Glasses”

I Want Stuff, Part 3: Ash & Erie Because I’m Short

I have a confession. I’m short. My father was short(ish). His father was short. Three uncles on my mother’s side are short. I have 3 short older cousins. My other grandfather stood 5’4″ I hear. And no matter how I comb my hair .… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 3: Ash & Erie Because I’m Short”

Dad Stuff, Part 11: A Different Kinda Thankful

Last year, I was lucky enough to start hosting the annual Thanksgiving gathering at my house. For the first 30-35 years of my life, it was always at my Aunt Denise’s house and for the past 10-15 years, turkey-day was at my Dad’s house.… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 11: A Different Kinda Thankful”

Dad Stuff, Part 10: I Own a Chest Freezer

I see it and hear it. I’m not blind or deaf. I know when I’m at parties and I walk up to a group of people and they’re talking about their chest freezers, they stop talking as I approach. They look around and won’t… Continue Reading “Dad Stuff, Part 10: I Own a Chest Freezer”

I Want Stuff, Part 2: I Have a $100 Visa Gift Card

Am I the only 47-year-old man that goes into a tailspin when he’s given (or wins …ahem …yes, I won!!!) a $100 Visa Gift Card? It’s like gold. It’s found (won) money that can’t be deposited into a bank. It can’t be invested. It… Continue Reading “I Want Stuff, Part 2: I Have a $100 Visa Gift Card”

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”