What’s shiny and gold – and keeps your drink cold for 18 hours? These stainless steel insulated mugs from Zak! Perfect for toting around some Irish beer, or an Irish coffee, these mugs will keep your beverage at the optimum temperature on St. Paddy’s Day, as well as every day of the year! Here are …
PY1 Multimedia Venue opens New Year’s Eve in Arlington Texas for Limited Engagement!
Timed perfectly for the arrival of the new decade, PY1 is a cutting-edge multimedia entertainment venue like nothing you’ve experienced before. Here’s everything you need to know about the Family Shows as well as their themed PY1 Nights for the 21 and over crowd:
CONFESSION: I am Considering Cheating…
A quick clarification: I’m considering cheating… on my coffee maker. It’s true, I have lust in my heart for something shiny and new. Just like a man, isn’t it?
Too Often We are Scared
If we’re too scared to truly live our lives, how do you think our children will approach theirs? A vintage Nike ad proves an unexpected source of motivation…
A Dad’s Guide to 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!
Disney World Makeovers at The Pirates League
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.”
Altitude H2O Grapevine – Summer Fun on the Water!
Looking for a fun out of the box idea for summer fun this year? Check out Altitude H20! Founded in 2018, Altitude H2O is a one-of-a-kind, inflatable playground on water! Yes, on water! Located in the heart of DFW, this is the perfect way to get the kids off screens and outside being active!
20 Summer Safety Tips for Kids
If your kids are like mine, they love the hot summer months, but there are a few things we parents need to watch to help our kids navigate summer safety.
2019 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Have you taken your family to Scarborough Renaissance Festival here in the Dallas Fort-Worth area yet this Spring? Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip.
Reading to Children – A Dad’s Perspective
Reading to children is important, more important than we know. Experts say reading to children can have a huge impact on their lives, and I’ve seen that impact already on our daughter…. [read more]
AI for Parents – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the shiny new AI toys making headlines recently. So, let’s have a little chat about these fantastic and sometimes frightening AI tools:
What Parents Need to Know About ChatGPT
By now you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT and more recently about Bard. It’s shaping up to be quite the battle of the tech titans, and as parents we need to help ensure our kids aren’t among the casualties.
Family Travel: Nostalgia for the Family Road-trip
Let’s daydream for a moment of summer; the summer ahead and the hazy memories of our childhood summers past. Oh, and I’ll tell you the tale of THE AMAZING THING!
Dads Just Want to Have Fun
Or at least they should. Let me explain. It was brought to my attention by my loving wife and also by at least one commenter on my recent blog: 7 Ways to be a Better Dad (aka: “Stop and Smell the Diapers”) that I had left something important off my list. So, here is that missing guideline on how to be a better dad: HAVE FUN!
7 Ways to be a Better Dad
Stop and smell the diapers. Just a few suggestions from one dad to another on making the most of the most important years of our lives and those of our kids. And just to be clear, I’m writing this not because I think I’m such a great dad or because I know or do it all right. Nope, I’m writing it as a reminder to myself of a few of the things I need to focus on every day to be just a bit better as a father.
Suffering in Silence – It’s Time We Talk about Miscarriage
Too often parents suffer in silence after a miscarriage, believing they are alone, feeling perhaps somehow it was their fault. It’s time for the silence to end.
Watching the Film “He Named Me Malala” with Children
Why See the Film He Named Me Malala? The film fosters awareness of issues surrounding the importance of girls’ education and shows how the ordinary person can take action to help girls around the world. The …
Household Dangers – 5 Things to Watch Out For!
Our children are precious to us. We talk to them about stranger danger, and we baby proof the house! We do whatever we think we need to, to keep them safe! But there are 5 …
Frozen: Disney Changes its Tune on True Love
In Disney’s Oscar nominated animated film Frozen, I was pleased to see they intentionally skewer their own fairy tale meme about “true love”. Did you see it?
Decluttering, Downsizing and Moving… Oh My!
My wife and I are in the middle of decluttering our home in preparation for downsizing to a much smaller new family home. Sounds easy enough, right?
Best Books for a 5-Year-Old Girl
I hope you can help? As a guy, I’m not always sure what books a little girl will like. What is a great book to read to a 5-year-old girl?