Day in the life
Our RECARO ProRide car seat and Kid Basix Safe Sippy 2 in action.
Review: T-Shirts (and Target)
Shopaholic: I love Target. I do. As a stay at home Dad I do 95% of the shopping for our family, which includes groceries, clothing (for the kiddo, myself and even a lot for my wife) as well as the other kink-knacks we may need. As a product designer I love to shop and see what new products and packaging are out there. So when my son and I have enough items on the list to make a trip to...
Review: Burger King's bacon sundae
Everything tastes better with bacon: My wife sent me a text the day that this desert launched in Atlanta and asked if I had gotten one yet? She knows all to well that I am a connoisseur of “Dare Foods” (as she calls them) so I was stunned when I had not yet heard about it. Even more stunned to hear about it for the first time from my wife. My reply “Recalculating route to...
Reinventing and Remembering Holidays: 3 years ago...
Don’t fuck it up boy.. 3 years ago today I married the love of my life, after going to college together on a small RI campus with a lot of the same friends and never meeting (that we remember). After attending alumni events of 40 or less people for years in Atlanta and never meeting (that I remember). After literally interrogating her after a volunteer event that we do each year for...
Review: DiCaPac Waterproof Camera Case
It’s in the bag: As I’ve previously said, I always carry a point and shoot camera with me. With summer upon us we seem to be doing a lot of trips to the pool, splash pad and the beach which reminded me of last summer when I first started thinking about a waterproof camera or case. I looked at a lot of hard cases that cost almost as much as the camera itself I settled on this...
Review: Melissa and Doug Stuffed Lion
Happy GRRRRithday: For my son’s first birthday his uncle got him a HUGE stuffed lion (75” x 14” x 19”). It was an instant as my son is a bit doggie-crazy right now, and here was one that would sit sit and be pawed on. The structure of the lion is firm enough that it holds it’s pose, but soft enough that it can still be jumped and climbed on without injury to my...
Working hard, or hardly working?
Finishing my stroller review and keeping an eye on Snoozilla in his crib, a SAHD needs to know how to multi-task. Now if I can just wrap this up and still have a little time to play with my new Lego BTTF DeLorean before he wakes up..
New Baby Prodcuts: Atlanta
As a follow up to my post yesterday about the City Select vs Vista shootout I wanted to gush for a minute about New Baby Products (NBP) in Atlanta. The store is in a location that I drove past for years never giving it much thought. It is nestled along a busy street filled with 1960s era stand alone stores, newer mixed use developments and some of the fading landmarks of Atlanta (like The...
Review: Stroller Shootout!
Baby Jogger City Select vs. UPPAbaby Vista Gear head: As I have previously mentioned, when I found out we were going to have a baby one of my first thoughts (besides hoping they were healthy and would hate Episodes 1-3) was about the gear. A lot of the baby gear is pretty straight forward as far as what it does, so often you are picking a brand/design/color that appeals...
DIY: Old shirts never die, they just get mashed...
College Daze: So if you are like me you still have tons of old t-shirts from your college days that you treat like sacred artifacts, wear only on special occasions, are held together with 1 or more safety pins and you would never let go of. However, the day comes when you can no longer justify it as a shirt and the thought of making it a shop rag is out of the question. In the past I’ve...
Father's Day is over
Back in the mark down bin where we Dads belong.. until next year!
Reinventing and Remembering Holidays: Father's Day...
Daddy Time: For Father’s Day this year my wonderful wife got me a BTTF DeLorean Logo kit (from Ichiban Toys), a 6 pack of PBR and several hours of alone time. A guy can’t ask for much more than that!
Don't hate the playa, hate the game..
H8TR: This weekend I was working on a stroller review comparing our old UppaBaby Vista with our new Baby Jogger City Select. Searching for a few images to use in the post I came across a blog post about a homemade iPad mount for their kid a Mom made for her City Select. After reading the post I was, as a parent, well, not horrified but definitely annoyed. I understand that we all have that point...
"You came in that thing? You're braver than I...
IT’S A GIRL
An open letter to JCPenney for Father's Day
Father’s day x2: I was really pleased when my favorite Dad blog 8BitDad broke the news (to me) about the upcoming JCPenney ad for Father’s Day featuring real life gay Dads as a center piece for their printed material. My wife and I are both strong believers in equality for alternative lifestyles (except for Obama Birthers, those people suck) and love it when we see a company not...
Being Present in the Moment
Photo Bug: Yesterday was my Mom’s birthday and while we were chatting on the phone with her about our recent beach vacation together she brought up one of the video clips I shot and posted on Flickr. She was (mildly) complaining that the :45 second clip was too short and that she wished that I had let the camera run longer to catch some of the other things that my son was doing. First...
Future Wife (for my son)?
I can only hope that my son and this (unknown) girl cross paths down the road..
They grow up so fast..
Players will play
You know your kid is going to be a boss when at 8 months he is already working on his mad pimp game.. It’s just a matter of time before the mustache comes in and the Firebird can’t be far behind. Our son age 8 month Burt Reynolds
A 3-way to Remember
I was completely caught of guard when one night without warning my wife, who was several months pregnant at the time, brought someone else into our bed. At first I was excited, I mean guys are always talking about having 2 partners at the same time as if they are the holy grail, so I thought we should go for it. Plus, she seemed like she really wanted it, even more than I did, and said that...
A Threesome To Remember
Please read my article posted on 8BitDad.com about my wife and my 3-way.
Born to Ride: I know a lot of guys that had to (were told to) get rid of their motorcycles when they found out that they were pregnant, so I knew how cool it was when my wife doesn’t ask me to. In fact, she had no interest in having me give up the things that I loved pre-baby, saying that it’s what makes me happy despite the fact that she said she wasn’t going to ride with me...
Because she didn’t tell me “how” to water the lawn..
First Trip to the Tattoo Parlor
Hanging out with Daddy at Memorial Tattoo in Atlanta, GA.