For three years now, there has been one constant in my life: the diaper bag (or DB for short). I have spent more time stressing out about the DB than any other facet of my life. Did I forget to put it in the car? Do I have enough diapers? Did I add more baby … Continue reading An Ode to the Ultimate DB
Good afternoon folks from smokey California. These fires here in California have demonstrated the urgency in making sure one is prepared in the event of an emergency. Having spent a long time in and around the military, I am fully aware of the ramifications of not being prepared. It is easy, however, to get complacent … Continue reading What do you have in your Go Bag?
It is that time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, and the cries of children's laughter have turned into cries of death-defying screams as kids are being pushed out of moving vehicles en route to the schoolhouse. I'm pretty sure I witnessed a 9 year old conduct a … Continue reading Frontline Dad’s 6 Point Plan to Training Your Kids for School
I curse like a sailor, which is weird because I was in the Army. I make no bones about it, I swear and I swear constantly. I tried not swearing once. Didn't take. It's just how I talk. If you ask my wife, once I get rolling in a conversation with like-minded adults, the F … Continue reading What the Hell? A Serial Curser’s Perspective on Cursing in Front of Kids
Every few years, a movie comes out that I will ensure nothing gets in my way from seeing in the theater. Mission Impossible is one of those movies. I've seen all of them, except for the 1st one, in the theater. I will watch all entries ad naseum when they come on TV. They are … Continue reading Mission Impossible: Fallout
Review: Vigilant Ghost @vigilantghost Vigilant Ghost (www.vigilantghost.com) is a clothing outfitter from Florida. They are a Veteran-owned company who just happen to be owned by an old buddy and teammate of mine. When I see endeavors like this, I try to help out where I can. And the best way I can help out is … Continue reading Vigilant Ghost
Being a dad is a unique job, so unique that almost every man who has ever existed has become one. Yet for as many dads as there are, and have ever been, and ever will be, each dad is different in their own way. For me personally, my background as an Army Special Forces soldier … Continue reading Army Dads are just different
Picture if you will, the quietness of space. Aboard a space vessel with a dozen or so of your friends, when suddenly that quiet atmosphere is grotesquely disturbed by the voracious appetite of a horrific killer. One by one, your friends are picked apart and you attempt to save anyone that remains from certain death. … Continue reading What my dreams say about me (hint: I am watching way too much kids programming)
Summer is rapidly approaching, which means it is time to undoubtedly make the trip down to Orlando or SoCal, depending on which coast you live on. This will ultimately lead most people to the age old question: Disney or SeaWorld? I know what you're thinking: "Disney, duh." "Didn't Shamu kill a lady?" "SeaWorld is evil, … Continue reading SeaWorld For the Win!
When you get to Army Infantry Basic Training, you immediately come face to face with your Drill Sergeants. They wear funny looking hats, spit when they talk, always lean forward with their hands on their hips, and think "Beat your face" is a proper motivator for correcting insufficient behavior. This is all before you even … Continue reading Drill Sergeant Dad