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Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)… Our family has survived on a single income for its entire existence (8 years and counting).  For the longest time, I thought this meant me simply working one job.  I’ve since matured financially to understand that you should never be a one-income family, even if only one person is working at a single job. A recent study by Families and Work Institute shows that 79 percent of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Family/Life, Featured

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party Spending time with friends is a luxury for this husband, father-of-two, blogger, full-time student, and full-time worker.  The number of local pro wrestling fan friends is few, too…  and being dads themselves makes it hard to get on the same page.  Even though pro wrestling get togethers are hard to come by here in my neck of the woods,  I still managed to get together on April Fools Day with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment Commentary, Featured, Men, Sports Commentary

The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Man Cave

The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Man Cave

The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Man Cave Do you remember your childhood tree house? Wasn’t it great to have a space that was all your own, away from the rest of the house, complete with a “No girls allowed!” sign? While in retrospect the sign may have been a mistake, it’s time to take back your space and build your own man cave. Whether that means refinishing the basement or taking over the guest … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Men

How Halo Made Me a Better Parent

How Halo Made Me a Better Parent

How Halo Made Me a Better Parent Being a parent isn’t a cakewalk. It can be overwhelming, nerve wracking, frustrating and even dangerous. However, once you learn the rules of engagement, being a parent can be deeply satisfying. My own parents were constantly in my face; shoving parenting books and how-to manuals into my hands. My wife, of course, accepted these books with gratitude, but not me. I relied upon another source of truth and wisdom, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood Fatherhood can be a daunting process. You are now responsible for another human being, there won’t be a weekend ritual of going out with your friends and waking up the next day to a delightful hangover, from now on it is nappies, bottles and late-nights with lack of sleep. One of the biggest worries that new father’s have is how to lead their child through life, bring them up and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, Men

Real Men, Real Dads “Giving Back”

Real Men, Real Dads “Giving Back”

When I started this website a little over a year ago, I made the decision to use it to give to charities and nonprofits on behalf of men and fathers everywhere.  After some soul searching, I decided that 10% of any and all sales revenue and 25% of any and all advertising revenue this site receives will go toward organizations that I know are real with a real mission. Today I am proud to announce the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Site Info

Stressful Situations

Stressful Situations

Stressful Situations A few weeks ago, I finished a great book by Tim Ferriss called The 4-Hour Workweek.  Through reading the book I learned that I do not have to take everything on in life by myself.  Even more importantly, I learned that a lot of circumstances and situations in life shouldn’t be dealt with at all.  Reading the book cleared my mind a bit and got me thinking about stress in general and how I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, Fitness/Health, Random Thoughts

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

      In my constant search for more information and better solutions to my son’s diabetic problems and blood disorder, I stumbled across an informative article at Daddy Types that can be found at the bottom of the page under “Inspirations and Resources”. The article covers Parental PTSD and how an illness in children affects their parents. It was a great read, and the topic has shed some light on my situation as a father. It’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, My Son has ITP, My Son is a Diabetic

Real Men Wear Pink

Real Men Wear Pink

      I’ve heard it said in various ways that “real men wear pink”. Frankly, I can’t see myself wearing pink… does that make me less of a man? No. It’s not an insecurity thing, it’s a preference. I’ve seen plenty of dudes that can rock pink and not look like tools, but I just don’t think I’d be one of them. Real men do not wear a certain color. Real men … Read entire article »

Filed under: Random Thoughts

Technology That Empowers Me

Technology That Empowers Me

Technology can be both a blessing and a curse.  It empowers people and it also takes away things like jobs.    It gives and it takes away.  Today, I got to thinking about technology that empowers me as an individual, father, and husband. Obviously, the Internet is my first thought when thinking of technology that empowers me.  Google in particular.  With the Internet at my fingertips and powerful Internet search engines like Google only a click … Read entire article »

Filed under: Random Thoughts