Dear Men, We Need to Stop Saying, “Not All Men”

By now, I’m certain you’ve heard the recent offensive and demeaning comments made by Donald Trump. Oh, I’m sorry, I know that was vague, what, with that kind of thing being a daily occurrence now.

Of course, I’m referencing the comments made on audio from an appearance on Access Hollywood in 2005, where Mr. Trump bragged about trying to sleep with a married woman, and went on to admit being a celebrity allows certain privileges; one being sexual assault against women.
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

How many times have you found yourself thinking, “Man, if I could only go back and talk to my younger self.” If only I could tell them to make better choices.” We’ve all thought that. It comes with getting older.

Sure, if we could go back we’d warn our younger selves about the downfalls of not doing better in school, choosing different career paths, picking who we spend our time with better, and most certainly, taking better care of our bodies. I know I would. But what do you think your future self would say to you right now? What if the *right now* you needed the talking to? What would it sound like?
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Progress is When We #ClimbOut Together


On Saturday June 18, 2016, I had the honor of taking part in one of the most amazing events I will probably every witness in my lifetime. From the outside it probably appeared to be a simple gathering of moms, ranging from pregnant to trying to corral a toddler or 2. Probably something you’ve seen every day in malls, parks and playgrounds alike. But, it was so much more.

My wife, who many of you know runs the page MamaChakra, recently became a Warrior Mom Ambassador for Postpartum Progress. With this title came the responsibility of putting together and organizing the yearly #ClimbOut of Darkness event for our area of Alexandria, VA.
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#GuardYourYard From the Invading Forces of Summer – DynaTrap Sponsored Post

No matter where you live in the U.S., certain things are just synonymous with summer – hot days, swimming pools, and grilling every chance you get.

When my wife and I purchased our home 3 years ago, the backyard was less than appealing:
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The Funniest Dads I Saw on the Internet This Week 6/17/16 – Papa Does Preach

Yup, you might have noticed a little tweak in title this week. That’s because this week I’m only showcasing dads because…..Father’s Day, duh! And don’t let people lie to you either, dads are really funny.

Give your dad, husband, grandfather, whatever the real gift he wants this Father’s Day; laugh at his damn jokes, AND mean it when you do. We spend a lot of time trying to entertain you ingrates. Now…enjoy
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To Be a Dad is to Be Flawed, and Loved

I’ve talked before how I wasn’t ever sure I wanted to have kids of my own. I was content in being selfish. I enjoyed not having any major responsibilities, outside of paying my rent, and having enough money to go hang out with my friends after the bills were paid.

Even after I started dating my wife; we would go on winery tours or weekend-long trips to Vegas at a moment’s notice like we didn’t have a care in the world. Because we didn’t. Then this funny thing happens. You get married, you start taking life a little more seriously; you start settling down, and naturally the conversation of having kids comes up. Even then, I wasn’t sure I wanted kids.
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Getting Rid of the Clutter, Like a Dad

If you’re anything like the Wife and I, you’re what’s known as a hot mess. Ok, maybe we’re not that bad, but clutter really seems to rule our life.

It’s understandable, to a point. We both work long hours, and take care of our son, so the last thing we’re thinking about when we get home, or have some rare down-time, is picking up and cleaning around the house. I would have to say the area we let lapse the most is going through our mail and putting it in the proper place (like the trash can).
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Pizza and Movies: A Story of My 80’s Childhood

I grew up in probably the greatest decade this planet will ever see – the 1980’s. As I watch my son grow and see him experience his childhood unfolding before him, I can’t help but think, “Man, are you missing out.”

I mean, everything was cooler in the 80’s. The music was far better than what’s out there today, the cartoons of the 80’s crush anything on TV right now, the TV shows were so much more original (Alf and Mr. Belvedere were two of my all-time favorites), and the movies…give me any movie from the 80’s and I’d throw it up against anything that’s in theaters now, and I guarantee, the 80’s movie would still hold up. Heck, half the movies out these days are either inspired by, ripoffs of, or straight up remakes of 80’s classics.
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