Fatherhood Adventures

Further evidence of our little man growing up at a clip far too fast for his parents was his entrance earlier this month into the world of solids, or at least some mushy stuff resembling food.The first couple days of this new experience were not pretty. Rather than swallowing the oatmeal cereal-formula mix, he was… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

We got our first formal family pictures taken a few weeks back, thanks to a church directory photo op with Olan Mills. It was an interesting and memorable experience, even if the photos leave a little to be desired of the parents.The problems with the finished product revolved around my wife and I being overly… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

“Is he sleeping through the night yet?”It’s a question I have been asked a lot lately from people I know and others who apparently recognize me from that mug shot above. In my first rambling in this space, I wrote about being sleep deprived. With a newborn, the fact is rest is not something parents… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

In my line of work, it’s a little embarrassing to say I am learning a whole new vocabulary these days, but it’s true. Call it just one of the many benefits from having a newborn in the house.Whether this new set of vocabulary terms is increasing my intelligence I don’t know, but I am much… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Hitting the beach once meant grabbing a towel and off I went. To say that’s not the case any longer, with a 16-week-old baby, is a major understatement.It used to be so simple to just grab and go to the beach. I have found myself reflecting on those days lately because they seem like a… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

My son is already laughing at me.In my book, when it comes to this parenting thing, our baby’s laugh and smile rank as some of the most memorable moments. Both come in all shapes and sizes, accompanied by some odd sounds, and can surface at the strangest times, but no matter when they occur, they… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

I have always loved Saturdays.It’s my favorite day of the week, edging out Sundays by a hair during football season, but Saturdays do not mean today what they once did.Growing up, it was the day of the week that provided a chance to sleep in after getting up early all week for school. That, of… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

I used to really like to eat. It was a pleasure and sometimes even a sin, depending on what was in front of me. These days meals are something to finish as soon as possible because there’s always something else more important going on, namely my 3-month-old baby.As recent as three months ago, as a… Read more »