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…]

January 23rd, 2014

Anger Management

A few weeks ago I sat on my couch, with my boys, watching as the Chicago Bears let the NFC North Division Championship slip away.  At one point my youngest turned to me and said “Dad, you can swear if you want to…” I have been working on my swearing in front of the boys and [Read More…]

October 16th, 2013

Quickie: Cheering from the Sidelines

I spend a good deal of time cheering my children on from the sidelines of the various sports they play. Often times that cheering is me shouting from the sideline things like: “Take the shot!” “Block that kick!” “Wait for your pitch!” “Run, Run, Run!” It is an attempt on my part to encourage them [Read More…]

September 25th, 2013

At The Old Ball Game

I look forward every spring to the start of baseball season. Excited for the first time I hear the crack of the bat, the first roar of the crowd, and the first 7th inning stretch where the crowd sings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. The same way I savor these experiences at the [Read More…]

June 21st, 2013

Awesome Movie (Double Feature) – “Dogtown and Z-Boys” & “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography”

I’m adding two movies to the list with today’s post.  That’s right it is a double feature!  It is no secret that I love skateboarding.  I’m not, nor have I ever been very good at it, but I  do love it.  When I got my first skateboard it was my first taste of freedom and [Read More…]

March 12th, 2013

Quickie: Oh Nuts!

Our indoor soccer season just wrapped up and it has been fun to watch my little guys start to blossom into little soccer players. Their last games were  at the same time so my wife and I had to split up,  I went with our 8yo and she went with our 7 yo. My 8yo [Read More…]

January 18th, 2013

Quickie – The Best Balls

Seriously the stuff you hear as a parent…. I submit an example from my wife on her way to get soccer balls for our boys: My 7yo:  “Mom, are we going to Dick’s?” My Wife: “Yes.” My 7yo: “Good they have the best balls!” My 8yo: “Yes, literally Dick’s has the best balls.”