This morning we woke up to a dusting of snow and sleet on the grassy and automotive surfaces of the farm. A few weeks ago it was close to 80 degrees and suddenly we’re pulling out the heavy duty Carhartt clothes and there’s snow and ice on the hood of my pickup. Got me thinking – are you ready for snow? Since not all of … Continue reading Top Ten Ways for Modern Men to Get Ready for Snow
I’m recently on the other side of the most recent head cold to sweep through my little family. Across the country, Jon is just starting to embark on his own family head cold. Between tissue usage and trips to the juice aisle in the grocery store, I’ve been keeping note on what tips and tricks I’ve amassed over time to help me battle the cold … Continue reading Top 10 Tips: How a Modern Man Fights a Cold
Naysayers will often say “Disney World is for kids”. I agree! I act like a kid every time I go! When I visit the Disney resort I can leave the real world behind and really enjoy my time with my family. It’s probably the number one reason I keep going back year after year. For this edition of Disney Dad’s Dozen I present the top … Continue reading Disney Dad’s Dozen: Top 12 Attractions Kids Love & Dads Do Too!
We just chucked our jack-o-lanterns into the chicken coop so they could enjoy. These pumpkins were carved expertly by my wife and kids and I. Well, mostly my wife and I. Who am I kidding – mostly my wife. I started thinking, why do we get all set up for these kinds of traditions that are for the kids – when they get bored in … Continue reading Holiday Traditions for the Kids… in all of us
This past weekend, Sunday was a dreary gray day. Of course we all slept in an extra hour after turning the clocks back. Oh wait. No we didn’t. We have kids. But we did have an extra hour to play before Church. After Church, my wife and I took the kids for some fun. We hit up one of their favorite playgrounds and then over … Continue reading Daylight Savings, Baseball Cards and the Kindness of Strangers
Recently a ‘freak’ storm hit southern New England and blew 70+ mph wind gusts across my little plot of land. For the next few days and nights, including Halloween, we lived a simpler life. How did we keep the kiddies entertained and feeling safe? Let me share. On Sunday night, with the kids and my wife tucked into bed, I was re-watching The West Wing … Continue reading Top 10 Tips: Surviving a Blackout with Toddlers
Our friends at Chillax have been our go-to folks for making the weekends rock. Their Chillax Lounges, GIANT Beach Blanket and Whiskey Ice Cubes – we’ve been loving them all. We asked our resident Bourbon fan, Jon, to share his thoughts on the Chillax Whiskey Ice Cubes we’ve been sent. In Season 3 of The West Wing, in the episode Bartlet for America, Leo has … Continue reading Cheers to the Weekend and Sipping Bourbon over Chillax Whiskey Ice Cubes