A Bullying Epidemic

A Bullying Epidemic

Kids Pick the Worst Times to Need Something

Kids Pick the Worst Times to Need Something

Kids have unmatched timing. Working from home, the kids still have their moments where they think I'm just sitting around, wasting time at the computer. So, they will ask me things every five minutes. "Dad, can...
Free LEGO Life Magazine Subscription

Free LEGO Life Magazine Subscription

When is the last time you stepped on a LEGO? There is no other pain like it, is there? Well, I have some fun news! I'm talking about the free LEGO Life magazine! What's In...
How My Failed Marriage Made Me A Better Father

How My Failed Marriage Made Me A Better Father

Yesterday was my anniversary. It would have been thirteen years. In the early summer of 2016, my Wife had enough of being miserable and that was the end of it. While we made it to...
Summer Activities for Kids

Summer Activities for Kids

Welcome back, everyone! Kicking off the return blog post, we're talking about summer activities. Last year, summer was spent getting moved into our new house! Many kids finished up school last week, and mine...
Tween Attitudes - Dad's Awesome Life

5 Ways to Handle Tween Attitudes

"It's Inevitable, Mr. Anderson" What Agent Smith was really trying to tell Neo in The Matrix, is that as your child creeps up to being a teenager, that teenage attitude comes well before the age....

It’s Been A Minute

In November, I decided to take a break from blogging. I chose to take a break, and think about if I really wanted to continue blogging. I was enjoying it, and the social media...

The Importance of “I Love You”

Growing up, if there is one thing I remember, it's that I was loved. My Mom was a stay-at-home Mom who lived to take care of our home, my Dad and my Sister and...

Navigating Halloween

It's here. No, not Christmas; Halloween! The one time of the year we allow our kids to walk up to a stranger's house, ask for candy, then actually eat it not knowing where it came...

5 Pros and Cons to Working from Home

What is your initial thought when someone tells you they work from home? Is it "That's awesome!" or is it more "Oh..."? Working from home isn't for everyone and many careers out there, it's...
Fornite

How to Handle Fortnite Withdrawal

Back to school is upon us, and if I can sum up Summer, it would be Fortnite: Battle Royal. What is with this game? I watched Andrew the other day dance with a group...
5th Grade Graduation

School Milestones

Today was the last day of school for the kids. A joyous time for the kids as it meant the true start to summer, but bittersweet for this Dad. This year featured two milestones...

Parenting Consistency

When it comes to parenting, consistency wins the race. Or at least maintains sanity. If you're a parent of many children, it's easy to watch consistency go out the window ten minutes after waking...
Being Dad is Enough

Being Dad is Enough

When it comes to being a Dad, I love it. Everything about it satisfies every part of my being. Nothing can compete to the joy, laughter, and happiness that happens as a Dad. Being...
Budgeting for Five on One Income - Dad's Awesome Life

Budgeting for Five on One Income

For as long as I have been a Dad, we've been a one income family. My ex-wife worked for a bit before Joshua was born, but her focus was being a stay-at-home Mom. She...

Returning Home

Last spring, I decided that the kids and I were going to explore other options for our church home. It was a big decision, but something at the time I felt was where God...
Kindness

Kindness

A couple weeks ago, I ran up to the corner gas station for a Pepsi. I frequent this gas station since it's so close. In this particular trip, I came across a cashier who...
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Can I Rant for a Second?

I'm not an angry person, but do you know what gets me upset? I mean UPSET? Parents who fail to be a responsible parent. It makes me furious! This morning, I read about a toddler...
5 Skills Kids Learn from Gaming

5 Skills Kids Learn from Gaming

Throughout our journey as parents, we have many chances to teach our kids and watch them experience life. There is nothing better than watching a child’s face when they area trying to learn something...

Sharing Faith

When it comes to being a parent, nothing can be more important than building your child up with character, wisdom and skills. After all, it is kinda our responsibility to be sure they can...
Give Time Not Things

Give Time Not Things

Seven!  The downstairs was full of laughter and little feet running around.  Eight!  I could hear Andrew say "Hurry, hurry!"  Nine!  Things got silent downstairs.  TEN!  The Game "Go get 'em Daddy!" Emma yells as she enjoys playing ABC Mouse on my tablet. I turn off the lights...
I Ruined My Marriage

5 Ways I Ruined My Marriage

It's been about a year and a half since I realized I ruined my marriage - a truck speeding downhill with 10 years of struggles and pain finally veered off the cliff. Divorce was...
Our Relationship is Broken

Our Relationship is Broken

In the last 2 years, I have been through quite the roller coaster.  But, the real roller coaster has been going on for much longer than that. By much longer, I'm talking 12 years...
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I Started Driving with Lyft

Have you ever come to the point where you say "Man, I'm broke!"? I'm talking 'I could sell an arm' levels of broke. At some point, we all have. I've been in that place...
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Co-Parenting vs Parallel Parenting

With divorce comes many changes, but what doesn't change is the love you should give your Children. Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting can help. What is Co-Parenting? Co-Parenting is basically when two parents who have no romantic...
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Kids & Church

Last month, I posted about Uncommon Men and the type of man God expects us to be, but I didn't touch much on kids & church. This past summer, we found our church home...
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Happiness

This past week was pretty busy, and by pretty busy, I mean I need a therapist. Between just a busy week in general, to getting Matthew ready for fifth grade camp, to working towards...

Peace and Quiet

Sadly, that is not me in the above picture enjoying what could be a cup of coffee. I also don't wear blue socks. The second week of school is underway, and things are pretty quiet...
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Back to School 2017

That wonderful time of the year is here; back to school! That's right, the time when my kids aren't sure if they should be excited or if they should cry. It's not only a...
Dad's Awesome Life

Wrapping Up Summer

As a parent, the end of summer is just before back to school. It doesn't matter that Fall (the best season, by the way) doesn't start until later in September. School is next week,...
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Is It Time For School Yet?

This past Friday, I took the kids bowling at our church, Life Bridge Church (pretty neat, huh?) However, it wasn't just my four kids, but we had another one too (We? More on that...