Posts Tagged ‘family’


The Ball Drops on Another Year.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Tylenol and their #HowWeFamily campaign, but the thoughts and opinions are all my own. Both of us wish you and yours a Happy New Year! I sat down a few days ago to write this eye-opening article about ringing in the new year. Truth is,


The Boys and Girls of Summer.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Tylenol #HowWeFamily campaign, however the experiences, thoughts and opinions are all mine. If you’ve been a trusty loyal follower, drinking the Dad or Alive Kool-aid, you’re fully aware that we’ve packed up and moved (once again) further south, to the coastal country of Virginia.


Starting a New Life.


There’s nothing harder than picking up the life you’ve grown accustomed to and moving on. There’s also nothing more exciting. I was forced to do this almost twenty years ago as a college student after losing everything I owned in an apartment fire. And I’ve done it again as a husband and father with three


Northern Heart on a Southern Stomach.


It may come as no surprise to those who have followed my personal circus over the past few years, that every mid-December we gear up to embark on an almost 700-mile journey to visit my in-laws just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Our family in the southern states continues to grow and even though I’m in


Keeping it all Together During the Holidays.


November and December have long been that 1-2 punch to the stones, which at this point, I admittedly should be prepared for. The Thanksgiving dinner menu (and massive grocery adventure by association) was a hit and even my dad (closet turkey critic) can’t stop talking about my brine and we’re halfway through December. ‘Halfway through


A Holiday Letter from Dad or Alive: The Year in Review.


Dear Friends and Family, This past year has been incredibly wonderful and we’re sorry that we haven’t been able to visit, call or write more often (actually ‘sorry not sorry’ at all, parenting three kids under six tends to suck the life and apologies right out of you), but we’re hoping to catch you up


Autumn, Please Don’t Go, Baby. I Want You to Stay Forever.


It’s a tough gig to move away from your family, but for a lot of people it’s just inevitable. Whether you’re going off to college, running away from your one-horse town or sneaking out under the cover of darkness to join the circus as the guy who eats bugs and walks on broken glass – it


Straight Up Family Business and Staying Connected.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of a campaign for the Straight Talk Wireless Tester program. The thoughts and opinions remain my own. As I mentioned in a different blog post last week, I’m rapidly approaching my sixth year as a stay-at-home dad. While the sixth year doesn’t feel much different than the


My Dad The Superhero.


My Dad’s name is Bruce Wayne.  Honestly. I’m sure he had his queries while growing up about whether or not he was Batman, just like I heard my share of ‘Yo Adrian’ every time the guy at the deli counter hollered for me to pick up my hoagie, thanks to Rocky. The truth is, I’ll


1 Year. 1 Month. 1 Day.


That’s the amount of time we had with my niece.  Her name is Olivia. The day after we finished our 2,690 mile move and cross-country drive from California to Maryland, my wife got a phone call that forever changed the lives of our entire family. It started out in the most incredible way. Ava was