My family and I recently returned from a 10-day vacation to the beach wonderland that is Cape Cod in Massachusetts. For anyone new to Mind of Modern Man, I have two kids – a 3.5 year old son (H) and a 1.5 year old daughter (CJ). In fact, H, turned 3 and a half while on this vacation and we celebrate half birthdays in our … Continue reading Tips on Traveling with Toddlers
The Mind of the Modern Man Podcast Episode Four Modern Man Myths In this episode, the original three Modern Men – KP, Jon and Mat, talk about reader-submitted Man Myths! Asking for directions, cooking on the grill, killing spiders… are they still exclusively for the man? We try to debunk as we go through this episode. Join the conversation in the comments below and let … Continue reading Mind of the Modern Man Podcast – Episode 4 – Modern Man Myths
Our amazing friends at ThinkGeek sent us a pack of Back to School goodies to try out and share our thoughts with you. So, what did they send us? A Firefly Serenity USB Flash Drive Wow, this thing is impressive! We use and toss USB flash drives all the time. They look like a stick and we lose them. (Remember when they used to be … Continue reading Modern Man, ThinkGeek, Harry Potter and Firefly Head Back to School!
Part I The pilot flips a switch and the propeller engages. Over the headset, I hear him relay to the tower that we’re ready to go. Water sprays from the twin pontoon floats below the plane, the nose pitches upwards, the engine roars and we gently lift off from a small lake – that happens to be one the largest float plane airports in the … Continue reading Modern Man Goes Into The Wild
My daughter is about to turn one and a half. She’s grown into such an interesting and funny little girl. But I still have such a hard time communicating with her. She gets what I’m saying – but it’s the relaying info back to me where we get caught up. She knows if she says the word loud enough and points, I’ll get it. If … Continue reading What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate
During the pregnancy of our first child, my wife passed on an article she received from her best friend. It was story of a man who felt completely out of shape for what was to come in fatherhood. I remember reading the article and having a laugh. I didn’t study it, or take it to heart. That was a MISTAKE! Having a kid (especially your … Continue reading We’re Here to Pump…. You Up!
I’ve forgotten how to do just one thing. No, I haven’t forgotten how to do any one thing specifically… Actually, that’s not true. I’m sure I’ve forgotten MANY specific things over the last 40+ years – the lyrics to Rhythm is a Dancer, how to do a somersault without breaking my neck and most of algebra.
What I’m referring to is that I don’t remember how to NOT multitask anymore. For the Modern Man, we’re told that it’s such a valuable tool for most of life. Watch the kids while making dinner. Mowing the lawn while listening to the ball game. Checking my emails during the morning bathroom time.
But I can’t just sit still and do one thing.
It’s a war that never ends, the battle that forges on – getting your kids to eat everything on their plate. If you have a kid that eats everything on their plate, every time, good for you! (just know that most of our readers here now hate you… hehehe). From day one of solid foods, my wife and I have always fed our kids the … Continue reading Feed Me, Seymour
Father’s Day brings up a lot of clichés for me. Ties as gifts, barbecues, dad jokes over an ice-cold, freshly-opened beer (See Mat’s post about gift giving, if you get a chance). It all sounds relaxing and wonderful. But it’s more than that, right? For most guys, our relationships with our fathers are a cornerstone of our personality, shaping us deeper than maybe we care … Continue reading Fathers And Sons
From time to time on Modern Man we’re going to share items around the house and yard that help save our time, patience and sanity! The summer heat has arrived in Southern New England. As is normal the past few years, it sneaks up on you – no time to acclimate. It’s 50 degrees one day and the next it’s 95 in shade! “Man it’s … Continue reading Inside the Modern Man Tool Box – Inflation Kit
The Mind of the Modern Man Podcast Episode One “Much to learn you still have…” Episode One is here! Join us (Jon, KP and Maty) as we discuss two things we hold dear – our kids and Star Wars! Every modern father knows there will be a time when he must teach his children the love that is Star Wars. We chat our way through … Continue reading Mind of the Modern Man Podcast Episode One – Much To Learn You Still Have
To the expectant father – what is your role? Obviously, you’ve done your job already so what’s left for you to do? With my wife’s first pregnancy, I kept thinking to myself where do I fit in? What is expected of me? What do I want to do? What kind of husband am I? I went to all the baby classes with my wife. They … Continue reading We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Fathers