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...
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...

5 Books That Spark Imagination in Children

In an age of screen time coming at ya from every angle, it is a sweet respite to curl up with a good book.  I feel like my daughter has a HUGE appreciation for...
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...
love about you as a father

10 Things I Love About You As a Father

   There are so many things that I love about you but these are the big ones that I love about you as a father.  I love that you are the ultimate #boydad!  From lizards to legos,...
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. ...
dad friendships

The Importance of Friendships for Dads

My husband came home one day and told me about this podcast he listened to that essentially explained why men (dads) need to have friends and maintain those friendships. Dad friendships can lead to...

I’ll Aways Be Daddy’s Little Girl

I remember sitting at our kitchen table when I was about 10 years old. My mom was helping me cover paper clips with magazine clippings as an art project. We put our creative minds...

Should Paternity Leave Be Mandated?

Should Paternity Leave Be Mandated? I think we can all agree that having a baby changes your life completely. There is so much focus on moms needing more paid time off from work to bond...

If You Build It…The Baby Will Have a Room!

Finding out you’re going to be a father is a huge milestone and your mind immediately begins to race as you think of your new “To Do List.” First up after telling friends and family is...