Expectations of being a father

It’s Saturday morning and I hear these words coming over the baby monitor “dada … dada … DADA!” I look at the clock and realize it is not even 6 am. Why are these kids awake? Can I just get…

Cub Scout First Aid Kit Ideas

One of the six essentials in Cub Scouts is a first aid kit. We like to call it a boo-boo kit because it doesn’t have to be something huge. Just a small kit for a few scratches or cuts if…

Why do Cub Scout packs fail?

This is a common scenario, you want to enroll your child in scouts so you go out and look for a local pack to join. I have seen these situations play out in a variety of ways.  You show up…

Preparing your family for a winter storm

Those that live in the Midwest in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennesee, and Illinois (and other states) during 2009 talk about the ice storm. I lived in Missouri at the time and I can remember how it started out as something that…

Basic tools every dad needs

One of the overarching stereotypes is that all dads are handy. I may have two hands but I am not always the handiest person when a DIY job comes up. I try to do it myself as much as possible…

Funny parenting memes Toddler Edition

I love parenting memes. They depict exactly what almost every parent has either experienced or can relate to because they have lived through it. This round of memes are dedicated to toddlers because I have a few running around my…