I refuse to use my powers for evil

Over the past few weeks we’ve been doing some casual research on the baby gear we may need to acquire now that number two is on the way. When little man was first born we didn’t buy a whole lot of stuff because our good friends down the street had a little boy a few [...]

If only it could be this easy

Over the past month or so we have a new routine at our house and it involves some quality time on the potty for little man. No, he is the furthest thing from being trained, or even truly started for that matter, but that he may soon have an interest is encouraging. We have had [...]

Taking back my crayons

Image by Laughing Squid via Flickr On my flight back from California I finally had the opportunity to catch up on some reading I’ve been meaning to do. One of the first books on the docket was Hugh MacLeod‘s ‘Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity’, which was born out of a series of [...]

Cold smoking

Ever since I made my first batch of homemade sausage a few years ago I have had an bit of an obsession. While still in the early stage of my sausage making career, I’ve made traditional hot and sweet Italian and caramelized red pepper and onion sausages, as well as a non-traditional German Weisswurst. The [...]

The Scoop on ‘The Big Boy Chair’

When we were mapping out our baby gear needs we started by picking out the infant carrier and travel system first. Once we made the decision to go with the Chicco system there wasn’t much choice as to what brands we would select for other major gear categories. We quickly settled on the highchair that [...]

The Scoop on ‘The Bouncy House’

Image by Old Shoe Woman via Flickr The weekend before last we had an opportunity to attend a second birthday party for the son of our good friends who live down the street. Last year little man was just over two months old, so we made a quick appearance to get him fed and down [...]

Don’t Be a PASV and Other Sage Advice

Through our battles with the teething monster I finally found the time to finish reading the review copy of DadLabs Guide to Fatherhood: Pregnancy and Year One that I received from their publisher, Quirk Books. It was a good, entertaining read, but I’ll be honest I’m a little annoyed. Why, you ask? Because what I [...]

The Scoop on ‘Getting him trained early…’

Image by Getty Images via Daylife A few days ago, probably a week at this point, we had a family trip to Target to make a quick exchange and to peruse the toy aisle to see if there was anything for little man.  We had a gift card for him from a birthday gift we [...]

The Top 10 Signs You’re Officially a Father

Bob the Builder (via last.fm) 1. You’ve exchanged “Bond” marathons for “Bob the Builder” marathons 2. You’ve spent more time at “Babies R Us” than “Best Buy” 3. You’ve hidden a shirt in your closet so you have a nice one available for when you take your wife out to dinner 4. All your other [...]

Tell Me Thursday: His future’s so bright…

Image via Wikipedia With the recent spring ahead it has become easier for us to talk walks as a family after my wife gets home from work.  So, for the past few days we have been able to get little man into his stroller and head out either before or after I’ve made dinner for [...]

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