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Thanks for Everything + A Ristorante Holiday Giveaway!

It’s nice to finally have the last few weeks behind me, the sliced and bleeding, spray-paint tipped fingers from box-cutting and taping together our family Lego Halloween costumes, has me in stitches. Well, not really, just band-aids. I finally got the pumpkin gloop out from underneath my fingernails and several showers got the colored hairspray...

My Stories

My journey as a father and full-time stay-at-home parent.

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A Crocs Family Shoe Giveaway!

I’m not exactly sure what the year was, but I do remember that I was still in Los Angeles, wor...

Thanks for Everything + A Ristorante Holiday Giveaway!

It’s nice to finally have the last few weeks behind me, the sliced and bleeding, spray-paint tippe...
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Flexin’ Those Yams and Gams.

Disclosure: I am currently serving as a “Play Ambassador” for Let’s Play. This is a sponsored...
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So You’re Gonna Be a Dad?

Last month I celebrated five years since first becoming a dad. Wow, time flies when you’re in ...

Dad's In Deep Sh!t

OMFG. There he is. Right in the middle of it.

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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #27 – King Arthur Lives.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Earlier today, unbeknownst to you, it came in the form of this ...
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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #26 – Is That Chocolate?

I’ve always wanted to be on a game show…but never realized that my dreams had already co...
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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #25: Clean Up On Aisle Two.

“We’re gonna need a wet clean-up in aisle two”, I heard over the PA system of my l...
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DAD’S IN DEEP SH!T #24: Banksy’s Buried Treasure.

My mom raised three boys in the country outside of Philadelphia.  Once June came around and school ...

Ava Full Of Grace

Some of Ava’s less graceful performances.

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AVA FULL OF GRACE #7: Put Me In The Game, Coach. I’m Ready.

Ten years ago, if you wanted to find me on a Sunday, I’d be at O’Briens Irish Pub in San...
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AVA FULL OF GRACE #6: She’s Driving Me Insane.

In my 20’s, I was a force to be reckoned with.  I was in superior shape, had great metabolism...
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AVA FULL OF GRACE #5: Get To Steppin’.

Recently Ava is going through this phase where, after we put her and Charlie to bed, she sneaks back...
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AVA FULL OF GRACE #4: Snow Your Roll.

If I wasn’t organized, I would’ve given up a long time ago.  In trying to carry that id...

Dads In The Mix

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With the recent birth of our third child, I’ve felt confident that Ava (4½) and Charlie (2½)...

An Interview with the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees.

Yesterday was just a regular November Monday morning around my house, right? It was 6:30am and I ste...

Big League Dads.

Two of my favorite things are baseball and being a father (not necessarily in that order). So when I...

An Exclusive Interview with the cast from A&E’s ‘Modern Dads’.

As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to help produce a show (in all of my spare time, ha!) ca...

Other People's Parents

A weekly feature putting the spotlight on other moms and dads.

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14 Things NOT To Get Your Wife For Valentine’s Day.

One minute I’m planning to get lucky on New Year’s Eve, then falling asleep before the b...
The HAZMAT suit is likely the only guard against toddler illnesses

OTHER PEOPLE’S PARENTS #10: A Survivor’s Guide – The Top 5 Toddler Truths.

My baby just turned four….my reaction, you ask? Part this: And part this: Anyone who has survi...
Just keep loving who you are.  You've always been and will always be, a rock star.

OTHER PEOPLE’S PARENTS #9: An Open Letter To My Future Tween Daughter.

Dear Ava, One day, long before your Dad and I are even remotely prepared, you are going to be a twee...
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OTHER PEOPLE’S PARENTS #8: Back Off, Stay-At-Home Dads.

Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers one-...

For What It's Worth

Reviews on products and/or services worth trying.

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What’s Your Fantasy?

It’s such a blanket question. I could come up with a million different things that I fantasize abo...
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School is Cool, Fool.

If you listen really closely, you might hear the cheers and dancing of parents in the streets across...
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Grilled Pizza and a 4th of July Giveaway!

It feels like just yesterday that I had my face smashed up against the cold glass of our front windo...
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Beating Back the Creature of Habit.

In the grand scheme of things, having a bunch of kids right in a row and being a full-time primary c...

Eat Your Heart Out

A collection of my favorite kid recipes from myself and fellow foodies.


Mushroom Bruschetta – Enter Your Favorite Mushroom Recipe to Win $500!

Pssst… yo dude. Yeah you. You wanna eat some ‘shrooms? I got whatever you want. Woody, e...


I’m just going to go ahead and quote Lana Del Rey right now. I’ve got that summertime, s...

Homemade Strawberry Watermelon Creamsicles from Heaven.

Last summer I was faced with the tough decision of whether or not my four year old boy was ready for...

EAT YOUR HEART OUT #9: Chocolate Lo Mein Easter Nests.

I love candy. I think I’ve mentioned this before. I also love candy-like treats that are made ...