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My Wife Just Said… #162

Posted by on May 26th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Can someone please help me understand why toddlers insist on making faces like these in every photo?” -Avara   There is a scale of learning when it comes to kids taking photos: 1. No idea what’s going on 2. Realize someone is pointing something at you 3. Making a face because you are asked 4. Making […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #156

Posted by on April 14th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife and I meet in the middle on many things. Sometimes, it’s compromise. But most often we have the exact same thought about situations, people and decision-making. It’s a good thing we’re both geeks because neither of us would be a catch outside of our own geeky world. And by that I mean me. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #144

Posted by on January 22nd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Arden’s umbilical cord finally fell off this morning at 4am (sleep is highly overrated). Feeling strangely emotional about it, but excited for the many soothing baths to come!” -Avara   There are certain milestones that mark the passage of time in a family’s life. Sure, they may smell a bit cheesy, but with an equally cheesy […]

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Missing Pieces, Part 2

Posted by on January 15th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Continuing the epic saga of how my wife and I met all those years ago. If you haven’t read part one, just go here. Okay? So, we spoke by Instant Message, because we’re a cliched generation of internet users and “You’ve Got Mail” watchers, to set up a time to meet. We figured a public […]

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Welcome to Single Parenthood?

Posted by on January 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Growing up, the thought that my parents weren’t married didn’t really change my life. Sure, we went to my grandparent’s church a couple of times and I wasn’t allowed to eat a special cracker, but they loved each other. That was good enough for me. I was seven years-old when they broke up. It didn’t […]

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My Wife Just Said… #140

Posted by on December 23rd, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“At least your coworkers aren’t yelling at you and chewing off your nipples.” -Avara   I went back to work briefly before our holiday break only two days after Avara had the baby. It was really hard to leave just for those few hours and I texted her to check in. She asked how I was […]

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My Wife Just Said… #138

Posted by on December 9th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“There’s a brand new baby here at the doctor’s office and I started crying looking at him. Can you say SO PREGNANT?” -Avara   Again, what’s my excuse? I’m falling into the same trap I did last time of not sleeping enough before our baby came. Working too hard. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    […]

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My Pregnant Wife Just Said… #136

Posted by on November 25th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“It feels like I’m carrying a bowling ball in my vagina.” -Avara   I can barely carry ping pong balls in my scrotum. That sounds like a real treat. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    Follow us on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay connected to us.

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#FatBellyFriday – 36 Weeks

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve been overeating in advance of our national holiday commemorating over-eating. Our bellies reflect this hobby. We’ve settled into a sprint on the home stretch and it’s the point of no return. My wife remains pretty and glowing, while I remain petty and glowering. But don’t I make a beautiful pregnant dude? #FatBellyFriday – 36 […]

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My Wife Just Said… #134

Posted by on November 11th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Deciding what to wear while you’re pregnant is like dressing up Jabba the Hutt. There are only so many outfits the guy can wear.” -Avara   I’ve gained 35 pounds but I don’t have a baby on board. What’s my excuse? My mouth looks like a sarlacc pit. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    Follow […]

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