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 »

Fatherhood Adventures

Some cries just need to be ignored.That seems strange to say and may seen overly hard-nosed to some, but its true. The fact is not every cry deserves attention. In the case of my 18-month-old toddler, I would say more often than not simply disregarding the cry improves the situation quicker than making a fuss… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Children’s books have come a long way.When I was young, I recall most of the books I read being of the Dr. Seuss variety. I certainly had no complaints then from what I can recall, but when I flip through the books on my son’s bookshelf in his room I am amazed by the illustrations… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

After what seemed like weeks of preparations, my family hit the road last week for a lot of rest and relaxation.We spent seven days and nights in one of our favorite, secluded spots along the coast – Emerald Isle, N.C. – with close friends. What a wonderful family vacation it was.When you are a new… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

There’s no fear or all fear, and there’s not much in between.This lack of gray area with my kid never ceases to amaze me. It presents itself often throughout the randomness that is life with a toddler, but nowhere is it more evident than on the beach.My wife and I love days on the beach,… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Okay, think about this for a minute before responding – what would you say if someone called your kid fat?It happened the other day, and all I did was smile, for some reason, and utter a ridiculous comment that I would take back if I could.I was pushing Beckett along the street in his stroller… Read more »