Posts Tagged "parenting"

13 Things That Are Easier Than Parenting

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog, Fatherhood | 1 comment

It’s funny, you’d think parenting would get simpler as you go. After all, most things tend to get easier with practice. Not so. Not only are my kids becoming more unmanageable by the day, but the strain of the job itself, i.e., being a stay-at-home dad, is really starting to get to me. Imagine a hammer beating you over the head repeatedly from sunup to sundown. It’s sorta like that. That said, I came up with a little list of things that, although extremely difficult, are still way easier than being a parent. Enjoy. 13 THINGS THAT ARE EASIER THAN PARENTING Scaling El...

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Typecast Tuesday! – A Letter to My Future Teenage Children

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Blog, Fatherhood, Typecasts | 12 comments

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“Get Yourself an Inflatable Baby Sitter” – Sample Chapter!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Blog, Fatherhood | 0 comments

In celebration of a record-breaking month, where I sold four — that’s right, FOUR — copies of Get Yourself an Inflatable Baby Sitter: And other survival tips for first-time dads, I wanted to share a free sample chapter of the ebook that’s everyone’s not talking about! [excerpt from Get Yourself an Inflatable Baby Sitter by Valentine J. Brkich] It’s a Boy! – Hope You Have Good Homeowners Insurance Having a son is one of the coolest things that can happen to a guy. It’s like having a little clone of yourself running around the house. Only thing is...

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Elf on the Shelf – Like I Don’t Have Enough to Do Already

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Blog, Christmas, Fatherhood | 0 comments

I jump out of bed, my heart racing. Stopping in the doorway, I poke my head out into the hallway and listen closely for any signs of life. Then, stealthily, I move out onto the landing, careful to avoid the squeaky floorboards that could betray my position. As I begin to tip-toe down the stairs, I hear something. Movement. Again I halt and hold my breath in the early morning darkness, listening closely before continuing my descent. Then, just before reaching the bottom, I hear a thud. Footsteps. And then a door opening. The Animal has awakened!! With no time to lose, I sprint into the den...

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Oh, Christmas Tree

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Blog, Christmas, Fatherhood | 8 comments

God bless my wife. All she wants is the perfect Christmas-Tree Decorating Day. You know, the one they always show on TV, where the fireplace is lit, the presents are wrapped, and everyone is singing Christmas carols around the tree. Meanwhile, through the window you can see the gently falling snowflakes coating the world in a blanket of white. What a load of crap. This year’s holiday festivities began the day after Thanksgiving with our second annual tree-cutting outing. It was a sunny, blue-sky morning at the tree farm, which, thanks to a fresh snowfall, resembled a winter wonderland....

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