Peanut Butter & Banana S’more Recipe: Satiating The Pregnant Lady With A Weeknight Dessert

This delicious Peanut Butter and Banana S’mores shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored Having kids is great.  Well, most of the time, they’re a pain in the butt. They whine about nothing, feed me this, give me that, change my diaper – the list goes on and on.   But, honestly, it’s worth the effort. My first tiny baby is now growing into a little boy and I enjoy…

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I’m Terrified Of Having A Second Child – Part 2: The Betrayal {Guest Post}

My wife is giving birth to a second kid. There is no way around it. It’s coming – and it’s coming in less than a month from now probably.  You want to know the god’s honest truth, too?  I am terrified.  It’s terrifying on multiple levels – first, as I already discussed in the first part of this series, is the money.  But, whatever, I’ll figure that out eventually.  The real horror lay in the deep recesses of my insecurities…

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Podcasts: The Information Revolution #MyDataMyWay #CollectiveBias

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MyDataMyWay #CollectiveBias Having a second kid is overwhelming in every way. It feels like Doublemint Gum actually.  Double the pleasure, double the fun.  But, instead of awkwardly dressed and generically good looking people running around with gum in their hands, it’s just a picture of me grasping at straws trying to figure out what the heck I’m going to do with a…

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I’m Terrified Of Having A Second Child – Part 1: Money #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation  #CollectiveBias I’ve got to tell you, I am absolutely terrified of having a second child.  There are two things that scare me most – the first is the money.  Yikes.  We’re barely getting by with one kid, how the heck are we going to handle another?  Second – the emotional stress.  Everything has been really tough with my first child.  But because…

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The Top 10 Tracks Of Music To Play Your For Your Baby/Child {guest post}

I’ve finally started to like hanging out with Itty Bitty.  Trust me, he’s been no day at the park. Between the terrible birthing experience, and then the colic, and then the even worse sleeping habits, he’s really tested my mettle. But, now that we actually have a chance to hang out and enjoy each other’s company, a favorite pastime of ours is to sit down and listen to music together.  Maybe it’s because we played all different kinds of music…

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What Dad Needs to Pack for the Hospital Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #MySignatureMove #CollectiveBias My pregnancy is slowing creeping to a close, as I have officially entered my third trimester.  I’m really excited, not just to meet my new baby, but actually for the whole birth process. Sure, my first birth didn’t go exactly according to my birth plan, but I think because of that, I am much more prepared this time.  I’m planning on doing many…

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A Great Reason To Smile: Preparing For Our Newborn Photo Shoot

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.   All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias Last week I shared two heavy, deep, and yet somewhat Debbie Downer posts with you here on the blog (one was about not being excited about being pregnant, and one was about postpartum depression.) As honest and true as these posts were, I want you to know that I still have a ton to be happy and smile about. Those dark days…

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The Top 3 Items For My Tax Return Money

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias As a dad, I am required to do a lot.  I’m ok with that, that’s what I signed up for.  Whether it’s paying the bills, putting up and taking down the christmas tree, fixing all things that need to be fixed, and  always being expected to have an answer to all of life’s mysteries, I’m always being pulled in one direction…

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Tall Dad’s Must See Movies Of 2014 {Guest Post}

OK – so everyone does these kind of lists at the end of the year, and I am no different.  My selections here are pretty wide ranging – from small indies all the way to massive blockbusters.  They aren’t necessarily the most critically acclaimed films, but my choices represent the best cross section of films that 2014 had to offer.  In other words, go watch them because they’re all really good. Hit the jump for my Top 10 Must See…

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Top 15 Reasons Why I’m The Crazy Cat Lady You Know {guest post}

I’m the crazy cat lady.  You know what I’m talking about – that lady who smells like cat urine and has about 45 billion cats rummaging through her house?  Yep – that’s me. Remember when I said I hated cats?  I still do.  Problem is – I HAVE ANOTHER ONE NOW. Hit the jump for the Top 15 reasons why I’m a crazy cat lady… My beautiful, darling, gorgeous, pain-in-my-butt wife and I went to birthday party for a friend…

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