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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

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             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?

Being The Cool Dad

    Most men that are about to become fathers see themselves as possibly being the 'cool' dad. You know what I'm saying? I've only been a dad for about five months now so I think I'm still in the stage of trying to figure out if I should permanently give up on ever playing another video game. I mean I barely have the time to do a blog post let alone spend hours on end playing a game. I want to stay relevant in my old world (pre-baby) but I'm feeling myself get drawn into dad world.

Oh no! I totally forgot about...

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Becoming a new dad is an experience that I'm sure will scar me for life. In the first few months, it's super exciting to think about all the new things that are happening. Then, reality sets in. All of the things you used to make fun of other dads about are about to become true for you as well. The lack of sleep, PEDs (Partially exploded Diapers), baby vomit, and of course no freedom. Oh and don't forget all the fun you will get to have militarily.

The Name Game

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       Naming your child is supposed to be a special occasion. Especially, when it is your first. Names hold a lot of power in them and choosing the best one is probably one of the most difficult things to do. No one wants to grow up with a name that was half thought out. If it's not the first name you struggle with, the middle name may be where the REAL Challenge lies. For us, we decided long before we even knew we were pregnant that whatever name we chose it would be our secret until after the baby was born and it was on the birth certificate. It's already hard enough trying to come up with names you like and won't scar the poor child for their entire life.    

The War Room: aka baby nursery

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         Good morning everybody I hope that you had a chance to read my first blog yesterday. If you didn't please go back and read it.It will inform you as to what this blog is all about. I wanted to start off this next blog and talk about my initial journey with this whole thing called fatherhood. I've always wanted to be a dad and I didn't think it would take me almost 30 years before I was able to bring a kid into this world. But sometimes life isn't the way you initially plan and you have to kind of take things in stride.          My wife and I decided that we were going to have a child at some point and believe it or not we had a hard time getting pregnant. But luckily we were finally able to get pregnant and now we're expecting a beautiful baby girl this coming June. Now, I wasn't necessarily the most excited person in the world when we found out we were having a girl. From the moment that I found out we were pregnant I daydreamed about having a boy an

Stuff I learned: Wisdom from my mother.

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So, throughout these last few posts, I told you things that I learned from my sister and father. Maybe they were things that your dad or sibling have taught you as well. We all have lessons that we have learned the hard way as well and in this post I will let you know some things that my mother had always told me but of course being young and stupid I had to learn the hard way. So I hope that you enjoy this post and feel free to comment below with your thoughts or maybe something your mom taught you! Me fresh out of tech school surprising mom on her bday. Chivalry is not completely dead. So, since I am my moms only son and the youngest she always tried to mold me into a man of all trades. She taught me how to cook because in her words " I don't want my son to starve once your out of the house." Way to plan ahead mom! I still like cooking to this day even though I do not do it as much anymore. She used to tell me that I should always open doors for women, give them