loss of a child

What Facebook Forgot on Father’s Day…

I sat down and put my fingers to the keyboard to quickly type out my usual “I love my Dad, Father-in-law, Grandfather, and husband” type of Father’s Day Post, accompanied by adorable pictures of...
more than a father

My Husband is More Than a Father, He’s a Daddy

I love my father and how our relationship has grown over time, but I grew up with a hands off dad who was very traditional. I always wanted kids and I often thought of...
husband to dad

From Husband to Dad, Thank You

I sometimes wonder how I would survive life without my husband. We've been together more than nine years, and I'm fairly certain he takes all my quirks and crazy habits and manages to make...
fatherhood means to me

What Fatherhood Means To Me

  This post started as an abbreviated bio. Hi, my name is Patrick. I got into the brokerage business right out of school. Made and lost a bunch of money. Set goals. Decided to be...
Father's Day is sexy

Why Father’s Day is Kinda HOT!

I’ve read it. I’ve seen it. I’ve felt it. Motherhood… with the spit up, lack of sleep, squirting boobs, and toddlers that awaken from their restful slumber at the first utterance of the words…...
being a dad is hard

5 Reasons Being a Dad Stinks! (…But Not Really)

I’ve known my entire life that I wanted to be a dad. It started when I was little and looked up to my own father. He was funny, smart, strong and was always there. ...
dads night out ideas

Dad’s Night Out Ideas

Don't get me wrong, I love a good Mom's Night Out. Dinner and drinks with the ladies, a girly flick at Alamo Drafthouse, heck, even some freshly brewed coffee and a book discussion has me...
becoming a dad

You’re Not The Dad I Thought You’d Be

To my husband,  I like to think we have a love story Shakespeare would envy.    Truth is, we don't. We've had incredible highs and unimaginable lows. We aren't a love story found in a book. We...
give up

I Choose To “Give Up”

There are so many things that I still want to accomplish in life; owning more real estate, flipping a house, achieving a higher level of education, investing more time in friends and relationships, traveling...
father's day gift guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

When I think back on Father’s Day as a child I remember my Dad grilling hamburgers outside, playing t-ball at the park, and showering him with homemade cards. My sisters, mom, and I spent...