As parents, we always gush over our babies’ big firsts. First Steps. First Words. First Sleep Through The Night. First Toilet Time. First Tooth. They’re awesome. I loved every single one. But you know what? There are more ‘firsts’ that, as a Dad of three, I love too. Things that make life a little more easy, a little more enjoyable, a little more fun. The … Continue reading Some Of My Favorite Uncelebrated Baby Milestones
Every involved father, as many of us Modern Men seem to be, has their fair share of middle of the night rocking sessions with the baby. I love that I get to be a part of that night system. I don’t understand fathers who expect the mothers to get up every time, while they get to sleep through the night. Get up. Be a part … Continue reading Staying Awake at 3am with the Baby – My Favorite Apps
When you stop and think about all the skills you need to be a “GOOD” father, it’s never-ending. There are no manuals and kids don’t come with handy Ikea-like instruction guides. You must have some things deep inside you that come out at the right time. I was thinking about this ‘particular set of skills’ and where some of those came from. The more I … Continue reading How Being A High School Geek Helped Me Be A Good Dad
In Southern New England it’s currently in the high 90s with a heat index into the 100s+. What’s a heat index? It’s how hot it FEELS. Or as Weather.gov puts it: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”. That’s a partly valid phrase you may have heard in the summer, but it’s actually both. The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what … Continue reading Staying Cool with the Kiddos in the Dog Days of Summer
As a little kid, there was a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut that drove right by a giant Toys R Us. There you’d see the neon sign, with giant Geoffrey the Giraffe head rising above the roadway – a beacon to get us to go there. We never went. Frivolous shopping wasn’t something we did. Then, one day, my grandparents were in town and they … Continue reading Goodbye to Toys R Us – I’ll Always Be a Toys R Us Kid!
Someone messaged me on Facebook the other day about interest in our 25-year high school reunion. TWENTY FIVE YEARS?! I suddenly find myself here, age 43, not remembering how I got here. Wasn’t I 7-years-old and playing Wiffle Ball in my backyard yesterday? Wasn’t I 12-years-old riding my BMX bike too fast (with no helmet) yesterday? Wasn’t I in high school wearing my oh-so-trendy “Co-Ed … Continue reading Disney Music Makes You Age!
The buds are bursting, the grass is growing, baseball is playing and my eyes are watering – it must be spring! In another from the ‘Truck Tales’ Saga, I worked with our new Technical Producer, Jay, to create this video featuring the Top 5 Things I Love and Hate about Springtime. It is now posted to our Modern Man YouTube Channel. Enjoy and then head … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship With Spring