Kicking A Bad Habit

Do you have a bad habit that you would like to quit?  No judgment here!  We all have bad habits whether we realize it or not.  If we can develop a habit, we can CHANGE a habit!  As a dad, I find myself not going to sleep until the toys are all put away.  Sometimes I can’t face my desk without a giant cup of coffee.  I know someone who wants to quit smoking but they are having trouble with that. Think about the payoffs when dropping a habit you … [Read more...]

Sponsored Video: Denny’s Grand Slam Breakfast

Check out the latest Denny's commercial below.  Egg, Pancake and Bacon are back in the spotlight! . Making time for "family" is very important, this is when memories are made.  Think back to your childhood, can you remember times your family spent together on vacations, get togethers, holidays, etc.  In today's times, families are often on-the-go with after school events, sports,jobs, etc. which can make it very difficult to find time to … [Read more...]

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

Have you ever heard of Dump Dinners?  They are meals where you literally dump all of the ingredients into a pot and cook them and then dinner is ready. These are especially great for busy parents or couples who do not have time to cook a meal that takes an extra hour out of their day. Pasta is a staple meal in a lot of households.  This recipe only takes two minutes to prep, 15 minutes to cook and it serves 4 people. You will need the … [Read more...]

DIY: Re-String Your Lawn Chairs

My wife loves to sit outside under our porch fan in the lawn chairs that lay back, watch the kids in the yard and just talk.  She always brings us out something to sip on and sometimes popcorn or other low calorie snacks for us to enjoy.   We also have deer that come right up to our back fence each night, even with the kids playing, the dog bark and my wife and I chatting. These chairs are going on Summer #3 for us and have been great for our … [Read more...]

Moving To A New Home With Kids

Moving home can be a stressful experience with children, the change and sense of loss can be overwhelming and the hustle and bustle of moving day can make them feel excluded and confused.  It doesn’t need to be this though, moving can be an exciting and interesting time for children, here are our tips on how to make that so: Advance Warning It’s often the case that parents leave big news right until the last minute to tell their children, … [Read more...]

My Dad Pranked Her!

My wife and I have been planning a kitchen remodel for some time.  She has been trying to organize everything in order to make our "kitchen down time" go as smoothly as possible. Above you'll see our dining room.  She has turned it into a makeshift kitchen with our microwave and the food that we are most likely to eat displayed on the dining room table.  This way the kids can easily get their own snacks and we can make sandwhiches and … [Read more...]

Sponsored Video: Kellogg’s #ShowYourStripes

Bonding with your children is extremely important.  Those bonds form the wonderful relationship you have with your child, and it keeps that relationship close as the years pass by.  My sons are both very athletic, so I like to take advantage of that and use it in any way I can to bond with them and let them know that I am not just their dad, but their biggest fan and supporter.  In order for them to do their best every day, I make sure they have … [Read more...]