Category: Holidays

A Dad’s Guide to the Perfect Halloween Cocktail

The Perfect Halloween Cocktail

My wife dragged me kicking and screaming into complete and total Halloween obsession. And I live there quite happily now! One of the things I’ve come to realize is that Halloween is not just for kids. There are so many fun and classy ways for adults to enjoy Halloween too… like a spooky Halloween Cocktail! I think you will love this not overly sweet, bourbon based Halloween cocktail!

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Disney World Makeovers at The Pirates League

Pirates League Makeover at Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

One of the highlights of our first Halloween trip to Walt Disney World was our visit to The Pirates League in the Magic Kingdom! Our daughter and I both got pirate makeovers before attending “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.”

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The Perfect Gift Card For Every Occasion!

Happy Cards Gift Cards for All Occasions

I don’t think I’m the only guy in the world who has trouble with gift giving. I want to find the perfect gift, and I’m willing to put in the work! But I always end up second guessing my choices – and worrying that I haven’t gone in the right direction! Something practical? Something that’s all luxury? It’s hard to know which stores or restaurants a loved one might prefer a gift from! And that is why I am absolutely in love with Happy Cards – the perfect solution for gift giving because they are all about options!

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Blow your Guy’s Mind – A Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys - BabbleBoxx

My wife complains every year about how hard I am to shop for.  And I admit it.  She asks what I’d like, and I say the same thing every time. I tell my wife, “I don’t need anything.” So how do you shop for men, and straddle that perfect line between what we need, and what we want? This gift guide will help!

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The Story of a Garnet Ring – and a New Family Tradition

Here’s the story of generations of love in my family… symbolized by a garnet ring… and how James Avery has helped me continue this lovely family tradition!

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Empty Chairs at the Holiday Table

Empty Chairs at the Holiday Table

This is a wonderful time of year to pause and count our blessings. Unfortunately for some, the holiday season is also one of sadness and loss. I just found out…

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Is Halloween less safe today than when we were kids?

Trick or Treat Halloween Safety

Is it my imagination or is it really less safe for our kids these days? Part of me hopes it’s the 24/7 news and the ubiquitous Internet makes things seem worse?

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13 Tips for a Safe Halloween

13 Tips for a Safe Halloween

Pardon my slightly (very?) snarky intro to these 13 Halloween safety tips. There’s nothing funny about our kids’ safety, and these tips are worth a quick review.

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I Miss You Dad

My Late Father in Navy Uniform

There are certain times and life events during which the absence of loved ones is most acutely felt. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the birth of a child I’ve found rank high among these. So at this joyous time of year, please indulge me a brief sad moment.

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