Dad Survival Kits: What they don't tell you.

I was doing some research tonight to help me think of how I can use this site to improve the life of dads everywhere. I used a great tool on Google Ads that allows you to look up key words and phrases. What would that do to help me? Well, when you write blogs you have to write not only what interests you but you have to be able to cater a bit to what people actually want to read about. Sure, my stories about life can be pretty funny but how is that helping you? A good laugh is needed from time to time, but I want this blog to be a place people can go and search articles for relevant topics.

    So what keywords did I search? I looked up 'New Dad' and 'Dads'. I was instantly given results of the most searched topics in the Google database that had those words. Of course, Father's Day had the highest rankings since it was related to the words I used but the next highest was ' Dad Survival Kits'. On average, there are 1k-10k searches in google for the to…

Dealing With Passive Agressive People.

Dealing with Passive Agressive people can be at the very least annoying if not upsetting. A good definition of people that have this disorder is..  "a devious, diabolical way to convey your anger, disappointment or hurt to someone, without speaking with them about it. In essence, your feelings toward him/her get acted-out instead of talked about, but you may complain to others about your being upset with that person. This can happen within families, when a member 'telegraphs' their feelings about one sibling to another--but doesn't directly address the person who's the source of their discomfort. Verbal passivity usually includes sarcasm, or under the breath comments that come at you in a kind of sideways manner, but feel like undermining, painful jabs/injuries, just the same. Passive-aggressive behavior is very hurtful, and highly destructive to any type of relationship." (Schreiber)

      When a person acts this way it tends to cause everyone to des…

When Being A Dad Isn't The Best Thing Ever.

Talk to any dad and ask them what it's like to be a dad and most will tell you it's the best thing in the world. They may also say, ' I didn't have a purpose in life until I became a dad.' In this post we talk about those moments when being a dad isn't what it's all cracked up to be and how to move out of the shadow of depression and the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Dad Groups On Social Media: Toxic or Helpful?

Most well adjusted individuals seek out groups that reflect the same values, experiences or interests. It's an ongoing struggle to find a place where you fit in and sometimes let off some steam. The question is whether or not these groups do more harm than good? Do people legitimately get good information from these groups or is it just a place for bullies and nit wits to gather?  in this post i'll spell out what I have witnessed in the various groups that I'm part of.

Saving Money: Kohl's Military Appreciation Discount

Trying to save an extra buck or two is the norm for most families. Military families have even more reason to save what they can, where they can. Some companies go out of their way to help ALL military regardless of if that member is Active, Guard or Reserve. Recently, I heard that Kohl's is now offering 15% off purchases made on Mondays in store for active and former military members and their families.  That's a pretty awesome discount if you ask me. However, just how much are you really saving?

5 Awesome Spring Time Activities For Toddlers

It's finally here! Spring! That time of the year laden with sporadic sunshine, rain and the occasional April snow storm. spring is one of my most dreaded seasons. Yes, you read that correctly. Why do I dislike it most of the time? Well, because you can literally have three seasons in a 24 hour period. How are we to plan for that? Toddlers have been itching all winter to get outside and play in the dirt but some days that still isn't possible. In this post I explore 5 wonderful activities that anyone can do during this season. The best part is that most of these cost little to no money!

Gaming Dads: We all need an outlet

Let's pretend that you work a normal 8 hour shift at 'Enter a company here'. You spend on average 40 minutes per day just commuting to work which adds up to almost 9 hours of your day gone. Add another 6-8 hours of sleeping and that adds up to 15-17 hours of your 24hrs accounted for. Now, you need family time for the remaining time you have left. That leaves you with very little time to unwind. As you deal with work, family, bills, the dog your stress level continues to mount until eventually you snap at your wife for spending $25 on a 'thing' she 'Doesn't need' or you yell at your child for spilling soda on the kitchen floor. You are out of control.