Tall Dad’s Top 5 Tips To Surviving A Weekend Without Mom (Pray For Me)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FormulaForHappiness #GerberTarget #CollectiveBias Finally – the day has come.  The one day I have dreaded since Tall Mom gave birth to Felicity.  I knew it was coming, but pretended that it wasn’t there in the hope that maybe, just MAYBE, I wouldn’t have to deal with it.  What is the day I have dreaded for over a year?  When Tall Mom leaves me…

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Saving Dad’s Sanity #Garage Cleanup

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GarageCleanUp #CollectiveBias Ok guys – REAL TALK here: I remember years ago when I got married, my dad, all his friends, and all the old-timers told me, “being married ain’t no picnic.  You sure you wanna do it?”  Of course, I blew them all off and thought, nah – not me, it’ll be different. Well, marriage is really hard.  Beautiful, amazing, but lots of…

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My First “Dad Moment”

I’ve been a dad now for just over three years.  It’s been terrible, fun as hell, tiring, and my heart has expanded in ways I never thought possible.  Of course, the main love of my life has been, and always will be, my wife.  But, I’ve come to realize that even though I always put my wife first, there is something different and special about one’s relationship with their own child.  That relationship is full of firsts, crying sessions (both…

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TALL DAD’S MUST SEE MOVIES: 2015

I think my favorite part of the new year celebration are the endless lists that come out.  I’m a sucker for them. Top ten best hot dog recipes of 2015? Well of course I’d like to know that! All kidding aside, I do have a real passion for movies and television, and thought it would be fun to share my top ten movies of 2015.  It has become a burgeoning tradition for me to write about stuff like this on…

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I’m Ready To Have My Wife Back

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife #CollectiveBias Fun fact: I have not had a normal night’s sleep in 3 years.  Yup, your read that right – 3 FREAKIN’ years.  Between Tall Mom’s first pregnancy, then a colicky first baby, then the second pregnancy, and now an adorable 5 month old that sleeps randomly and in my bed no less, my sleeping arrangements with my wife have been dubious…

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Your Chosen Family Is Just As Important As Your Given Family

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatYourFamily #CollectiveBias I love my family.  Really, I do.  We may not always get along and we certainly argue about the stupidest stuff for no reason. But, in the end, we are still family and I have their backs no matter what.  But, one thing I have come to appreciate over my thirty two years on this planet is the advent of my…

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“Sympathy Weight” Is Real And It Sucks – But There Is Hope

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PowerInProtein #CollectiveBias Here’s the truth – that whole idea of “sympathy weight” – you know, when a guy gains a ton of weight during his wife’s pregnancy because of hormonal issues etc. – is 100% TRUE.  Why do I know this? It happened to me.  No, it didn’t happen with the first kid we had, but it hit like an unstoppable force with…

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TALL DAD CONFESSION: I’m Scared That I’m Not Bonding With My Baby

I’m having a really hard time bonding with Felicity. It’s not her fault. It’s not Tall Mom’s fault. The fault is mine, and mine alone.  But here’s the worst part – I feel awful about it.  Oh, and not just awful either – I’m scared too.  It’s actually scared me to the point that I felt that I had to write about it here.  First, I need some support – how do I get past this? Second, I know if…

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To Minivan Or Not To Minivan – That Is The Question

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueltheLove #CollectiveBias I’m your typical American male – I love baseball, movies, football, cars, motorcycles and drinking the occasional American made adult beverage while grilling a 20 oz. porterhouse in my back yard.  But you know what I can’t stand? Minivans.  My god, they are the bane of my existence.  The problem is,  Tall Mom and I had a second kid and we have to…

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I Wish Everyday Could Celebrate Father’s Day

I wish we could celebrate Father’s Day more than once a year. Honestly, I do, because my two children have an amazing father. Even when times have been incredibly tough, Tall Dad has been a steady anchor in our family, and for that, I am incredibly thankful to have him in our lives.  The Beginning ________________________________________________________________ I have always loved Tall Dad.  Always. From the moment I first saw his dimpled face on match.com I was in love. Even on our…

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