Fatherhood Adventures

Hilarious is the only way to describe how my Saturday mornings have been of late.Three weeks ago, my oldest son, Beckett, began his first organized “sporting” activity, Little Kickers, and it’s been quite enjoyable for the entire family.By its name, the obvious deduction is it’s a soccer program. However, as those parents whose kids have… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

I am taking a little departure this week from the daily antics of my boys to jump atop the proverbial soapbox.There are periods of time when bad news seems to dominate daily life, but currently it appears to be at every turn, and I recently was startled by some personal news that continues to trouble… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

There’s nothing quite like an infant’s smile to brighten a day.With Carson, now 10 weeks young, the smiles are fairly random, although becoming increasingly more frequent as he gets older. It’s impossible to really know what brings on these funny little grins, but my money is on gas.No matter the circumstances, a baby’s no-teeth smile… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

A morning spent in the emergency room will surely make this a Christmas I will never forget.My oldest son, Beckett, is affectionately referred to around the house as “bruiser” because of his beefcake mentality. He’s a tough little boy with a disposition to match. I find him hilarious, particularly during meals of late when he… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Bill Cosby famously said, “You are not really a parent until you have a second child.”While a father to one, this quote bothered me tremendously. Thanks to last month’s birth of my second son, I understand what the five-time father meant by it. Nonetheless, I still do not agree entirely with it.Of course, you are… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

 ‘The Experiences of a First-Time Dad’Nineteen months ago, life, as I knew it, changed forever when my son Beckett was born, and it gives me great pleasure to report the birth of our second son last month.Of course, it goes without saying that my life has once again been altered dramatically.On Nov. 5, 2009, Carson… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

A little goof-off time at least once a day does a body good.More than likely, you will never hear that from a doctor because there’s no scientific proof to confirm. Nonetheless, all I know is I relish using my 18-month-old as a daily excuse to get in touch with that big kid inside me.An unintended… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Some memories are cherished, while others not so much. The common denominator here is when they happen you understand immediately you will never forget them.Unfortunately, an experience last Sunday falls into the memorable category for a reason not so pleasant.It finally happened. Beckett got sick, and I mean really ill, and it had nothing to… Read more »