My kids and I have been hiking lately. What began as a need to get out of the house uncovered the fact that my kids love being outside, hiking and climbing. And on our walk today, I discovered that when you open doors, kids will quickly run in. My son is 4. Four-and-a-half, as he likes to say. … Read more about 99% of life is just showing up.
Discovered something recently... You dont gotta be Leo to become a hero to a pretty girl. Or her brother. All you have to do is start grabbing stuff out of your meagerly stocked fridge, and get creative...that's what led to our recent creation of "The Iceberg" Kids Drink Recipe. And since no one … Read more about Icebergs – Kids Drink Recipe
I feel sick.This post may end up being an eyeroller for some of you, and I apologize. But that doesn't make this feeling any less real, or frightening.My wife approached me this week, and as indelicately as she could, said"C has something she wants to tell you."My 5 year old daughter drifted to me, … Read more about Stay the hell away from my daughter.
Today is about you, my friend.I want to tell you some things, things that you probably won't understand until you are much older. Maybe you'll even be a Daddy yourself when you feel what I'm going to tell you, and I hope you feel most of it for yourself.Boys think their Daddys aren't scared of … Read more about A letter to my son.
UPDATE- I made this amazing crock pot again on Sunday and got it absolutely perfect, so I'm fine-tuning this recipe and post. Strain all the beans, make the salsa medium, use Pepperjack cheese, and follow the rest of the instructions exactly. And don't leave out the sour cream. Trust me. And if you … Read more about Sex, and Crock Pot White Bean Chicken Chili
Anyone with a Costco card knows there are only 2 reasons that thing is remains in your wallet year after year, and why the only response to that "Would you like to renew your membership" question at the register every year is an uncomfortably loud "Oh HELL Yeah". Number one. To ensure that if … Read more about Costco Cakes: The Dark Side.
I couldn't find inspiration in the topics that MamaKat had outlined today, so I am creating my own. Call it marching to the beat of my own drum, call it childish insolence, whatever. I call this topic, "how to find a private moment with your best friend."1. Location - selecting your environment is … Read more about How to eat chocolate when no one is watching.
When I was a kid my mom (or me mum) used to make the most amazing flank steak recipe...I carried the memory of it all through my life. A really vivid memory of that flavor, which was quite unlike any other. And until recently, I hadn't had that flank steak in probably 30 years. Only being the … Read more about Flank Steak Recipe From A Childhood Memory
There's a volcano in northeastern New Mexico called Capulin Volcano. It rises off the plain, and seems to stand totally alone atop the lava flow that came from it. But the volcano isn't the story today. There's a house that sits on the plain at the base of it. At the foothills to the foothills … Read more about Someone lived here, and life was epic-hard.
During a recent bout with morbid curiosity, I spent some time with a Life Expectancy Calculator, trading facts about my physical and mental past for...a number. A number which absolutely plays into the category of, “If you don’t want to know, seriously, don’t ask.” So lets have a look at my … Read more about How This Hot Mess Got Started.
Long overdue for writing a post with actual words rather than just clicking a camera, I know. Not that you care. echo echo echo So recently I beat a speeding ticket. Or as some better-and-holier-than-thou types would say, "narrowly avoided the consequences to my actions when I broke the law which … Read more about How to fight a speeding ticket.
Even though I've been eating these since I was a kid, my daughter and I can't figure out what to call them. They never had a name growing up, but you would think that Santa and the Easter Bunny were sitting in our living room every time Mom announced we were having...whatever the hell they're … Read more about Mash Dogs. Cheesy Mash Dogs. Whatever.