June 10th, 2015

This book is a big deal to me

Back in 2003… When I had just learned that I was going to be a dad, I did something that came very natural to me.  I decided to learn about being a Dad.  It is my default mode for almost anything new that  I do.  When I engage this mode I generally head to a [Read More…]

March 16th, 2015

A Snowboarding #Dadventure

We finally got around to introducing our boys on the slopes.  Like many great adventures it was a happy little accident of sorts, but it has opened a new chapter of winter fun for our family. We live a few hours away from the Wisconsin Dells, where they have a ridiculous amount of indoor (and outdoor) [Read More…]

January 8th, 2015

#Dadventure: First NBA game

I benefit greatly from a spouse who goes a long way to make my “Dadventures” possible.  She encourages me to take time with our boys and often seeks out and suggests activities for me to do with them. This Dadventure falls squarely into that category.  It begins with a Christmas gift she gave me.  In [Read More…]

Do youhaiku?

October 17th, 2014

Do you Haiku?

This week we have been studying haiku at our house.  After my wife introduced it to the boys earlier in the week I thought it might be worthwhile to introduce the boys to a little history behind the origin of haiku. One of my favorite quotes is from the master samurai poet, Matsuo Bashō: “Do [Read More…]

Star Wars Reads Day III Activity Kits

October 10th, 2014

STAR WARS READS DAY STRIKES BACK

Star Wars Reads Day III lands tomorrow all over the place and if the last 2 years are any indication it is going to be epic.  There are tons of events scheduled and lots of Star Wars themed fun to be had.  Check with your local library or bookstore to see if they are hosting and [Read More…]

Sky Zone Dadventure

September 25th, 2014

Taking Dodgeball to the Next Level at the SkyZone

One of the things I like about my Dadventures is to experience new things with my boys.  Sometimes we exercise our minds on these adventures other times we exercise our bodies, and it was definitely a physical workout that we got on our recent trip to the Sky Zone.  This place is an indoor playground with wall-to-wall [Read More…]

August 26th, 2014

Skateboard Lesson

Accomplishing a goal takes bravery.  Sometimes it takes just a little, sometimes it takes all way can muster.  Not every goal is equal, for example… my goal to lose 30 lbs is probably a little more important (and valuable) than my goal to win the Superbowl as ‘Da Bears on Madden ’10.  Each goal we [Read More…]