Cutting the grass: a horrible chore any dad would rather skip. But inevitably, it has to be done — at least until the kids are old enough to do it. So there I was, ready to finally mow the front […]
Go FISHIN’!: Part 4 – How to Fish With Little Kids
Going fishing with kids is not like going fishing with grownups. It’s a whole different ballgame, and for an enjoyable outing for both kids and dad, you better plan ahead. Where do you fish with little one? Small kids belong […]
Go FISHIN’! Part 3: Gear Up!
So you decided to take the kids out for some free fish. But what exactly do you need to pack in the old family truckster? Rod and reel? Tackle box? Fishing can be dangerous. There’s sunburn, skeeter bites, and a […]
Go FISHIN’! Part 2: The Dangers of Fishing
So you decided to take the kids out for some free fish. You’ve started to load up the old minivan with rods and lures and such. But have you packed the mosquito repellent? The sunblock? The snake whacker? Don’t be […]
GO FISHIN’! Part 1: Teach a Kid to Fish!
There aren’t many things that will get me to voluntarily leave the dadcave, but fishing is one of them. Not because I think it’s a sport; I don’t. I mean, how could it be a sport? I fish for bluegill […]
[REVIEW] Green Lantern: Family Fun That’s Out of this World?
After forty years, I finally got to see a live action Green Lantern movie. It was okay. Better than I anticipated. But it’s no Thor. For me, my introduction to Green Lantern was at about age 5 — the first […]
It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Lases an Eye!
Lasers. They’re very cool. And very dangerous. And that’s apparently something people need to be reminded of. When I was a kid, lasers were the stuff of TV. I remember watching Professor John Robinson battling rubbery-costumed aliens outside the Jupiter […]
[REVIEW] THOR: Epic Adventure for the Whole Family
It’s always nice to find a movie you can watch safely with your kids — one that doesn’t have sex or extreme violence or heart-stopping terror. Something with a positive message and admirable characters for your children to emulate. Thor […]
Blankey of DOOM!
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, your kids unleash some new, horrifying ability. My daughter, Indy-manda Jones (age 5) sure did last night. With her blankey. I should start by pointing out that “White” isn’t really a blankey. […]
The Cheesecake Factory: Bird food for the whole family?
So it’s spring break and we once again take our kids out to local attractions to broaden their minds while my wife picks restaurants to broaden her waistband. It’s our week of splurge. Well, it would have been. It’s my […]
BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, a Family Affair?
One of the things many a dad wrestles with is deciding if a movie is suitable for their kids. Kids often want to watch the same thing mom and dad do. viagra generic now Digital Video Recorders at home have […]
Daddy’s Little Cheaters
Recently, I read an article about a study that was released confirming what most gaming dads already knew: it does girls good to play video games with their dads. I’ve been playing video games with my two girls (5 & […]
THE TOOLS OF FATHERHOOD: The Mallet
When I was growing up, the way to fix things was to strike them. TV not picking up a channel? Whack it on the side. Post in the yard crooked? Whack it. Dog keeps peeing on the carpet? Whack it. […]
An open letter to the idiots behind the Dodge “Man Van”
Dear Chrysler-Dodge, I was just reading about the new Grand Caravan R/T you’re unveiling today. You call it the “Man Van”, inferring that minivans are in fact for chicks. That’s retarded. Historically, manliness was measured in strength, combat ability and […]
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Whether you believe man climbed down out of the trees and traded poop slinging for insults, or accept Adam and Eve’s eviction from Eden, one thing you have to agree with is that early man relied on Fire. It’s a […]