December 4th, 2015

Money, Money, Money (Federal Reserve Museum Dadventure)

No one will ever say of me that I don’t love the city of Chicago! I love the many rich, rewarding experiences it holds for my family, from great food, great art, fun shows, and exciting sports, Chicago is one of my favorite places to be! A little while back the boys spent a day [Read More…]

September 1st, 2015

A “Blue Man” Lesson on Authenticity

When my kids were young we let them listen to music from The Blue Man Group.  My wife and I had gone to see their traveling “Rock Concert” when it came through Salt Lake City.  In my huge CD collection I had their albums “Audio” and “The Complex”.  Both of them fun albums that had a [Read More…]

July 23rd, 2015

Behind the Scenes at a #GlutenFree Bakery

There are many things that I took for granted growing up.  I think we all tend to do that.  I think back to the adventures and field-trips I had as a kid and as long as it didn’t cost too much to go on them I was off (to be honest I really don’t remember how much [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…]

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…]

July 17th, 2014

A Rendezvous at Isle a la Cache

A few weeks ago we took a step back into the 18th century.  We didn’t need a flux capacitor, just a short drive to a local forest preserve and a place known as Isle a la Cache.  Isle a la Cache is a 95 acre island and part of The Des Plaines River preservation system.  It [Read More…]

November 27th, 2013

Quickie: Mo’ Rap – #MovemberDads Rap “Thrift Shop” for Men’s Health

About a week ago a handful of the #MovemberDads and I contributed our mad rap skills to a video to  promote our Movember team: If you feel so inclined you can support us by donating a buck or two: DiaryDad: http;//mobro.co/diarydad #MovemberDads: http://moteam.co/dads-bloggers