The morning is a very busy time for me. I get up early to ride my bike so I can be back home in time to shower and get dressed before my twin 19 month-olds wake up. The morning provides […]
Beer School 101
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” Dave Barry Since this is […]
The Good SAHD’s Guide
Oft-distributed guideline for 1950s housewives re-written for at-home dads If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve been emailed or passed along a copy of “The good wife’s guide.” The list is supposedly plucked from an issue of Housekeeping […]
Five Simple Tips to Reduce Family Summer Spending without Cutting the Fun!
There’s something about summer that just makes people want to have fun and splurge. Once it hits 70 degrees, everyone is ready to venture outside for some summer fun; often a costly endeavor. Whether it’s taking a vacation or just […]
Six Wardrobe Staples That Adapt to Anything
Think of your wardrobe as a well-stocked fridge: From it, you only need a few basic ingredients to throw together a great combo. In fact, there are only six articles of clothing that you really must own, because of their […]
I have to run how many miles to burn off this burger?
You may have noticed that more restaurant menus lately include the number of calories next to each item. That’s a good trend, but unless you’ve painstakingly tracked your calories intake and exercise before (and most people haven‘t), than those numbers […]
So You Missed Seeing RUSH at the Theater?
Oh, so you have kids and you’re busy and you missed the recent Formula 1 racing thriller RUSH when it hit theaters? That’s cool. Believe me, you’re not alone. We totally understand. But you’re in luck because the gripping 2013 […]
[MUSIC REVIEW] Recent Jam Band Releases
Grateful Dead – Sunshine Daydream (Veneta, Oregon 8/27/72) (Rhino Records) The Grateful Dead organization is known for regularly mining its live archives to reward fans with a steady stream of historic recordings. Despite the extensive live catalog, there are still […]
[MUSIC REVIEW] 2013 Holiday Music Roundup
The holidays are here and nothing sets the mood like seasonal music. One of my favorite activities this time of year is checking out the new Christmas and holiday music releases that will no doubt serve as the soundtrack for […]
[MUSIC REVIEW] Heidecker & Wood – Some Things Never Stay The Same
Heidecker & Wood – Some Things Never Stay The Same (Little Record Company) Tim Heidecker, one half of the celebrated Tim and Eric comedy team, can be a tough man to read. His ultra-dry sense of humor will sometimes […]
[MUSIC REVIEW] Arlo Guthrie – Rehashed 4:20 Sampler
Arlo Guthrie – Rehashed 4:20 Sampler (Rising Son Records) Every family has its own holiday traditions and one of my personal favorites happens on turkey day. Each Thanksgiving, usually while driving to a relative’s house for a big feast, I […]
[MUSIC REVIEW] The Badlees & Canadian Brass
The Badlees – See Me As A Picture: The Best, So Far 1990-2012 (S.A.M. Records) Unless you’re from Central Pennsylvania or spent time in or around that region sometime over the past 20+ years, you may not know of […]
[VIDEO REVIEW] – Fall/Winter Video Picks for Dads & Kids
The big summer blockbuster films have all come and gone for the year and the selection at the local megaplex is getting slimmer. The approaching colder fall/winter months provide the perfect setting for an evening inside with some good videos, […]
Teaching the value of giving… through prom!
Passing good values on to our children is something we strive for as parents. You want your kids to see the intrinsic worth in people regardless of appearance or belief. You want your kids to understand the importance of helping […]
In sure sign of the apocalypse, McDonalds rations water
It sounds like a headline from The Onion, but no, this is true. When I went through the drive-thru tonight at our neighborhood Mickey D’s to treat the family to a first-day-of-school dessert, I asked for cups of water for […]