December 13th, 2014. This was meant to be my daughter's birthday, in a perfect world. A few weeks ago, one of the girls who works at our local Carter's store asked us to make an announcement outfit for her first baby. In the course of the conversation, she asked me if my wife ever did … Continue reading 12/13/14–The Dad Edition
So the last few posts have been pretty maudlin, between myself and my husband, So last night my husband intended to write a post about bringing home the baby and how his older brothers and sister unintentionally toughened him up. It turned into something quite a bit different, but while he touched on some lighter … Continue reading Speaking of my kids…
A few years ago, my second son passed away. He was born on Leap Day, and passed just before his third birthday. Needless to say, for a while, my life was a downward spiral. Some might say I've never really gotten away from it. Unlike my oldest son, who would later be diagnosed with Autism … Continue reading What Happens After…The Dad Edition
So with Parkland persistent in our minds, YouTube has continued to shorten the leash, as it were. It's really a simple formula, money=support. So now they've started taking down content that YouTube deems inappropriate, or otherwise de-monetizing channels, in this case, channels and videos that showcase automatic weapons and gun modification. It's not a big … Continue reading YouTube again, this time with more guns?
I hope everyone had a good time today, whether you went to a church function, got snowed in, or just enjoyed a good meal with friends and family. Between my husband and I, we know people that managed all three. As for ourselves, well, it's always a challenge to get half a dozen people out … Continue reading Happy Easter
So last night I took a deep breath and was happy for what I had. I may not be perfect, but at the same time, I'm pretty sure there was another reason Donna Reed was filmed in black and white (aside from there being no such thing as technicolor.) As we all know by now, … Continue reading More Introspection…this time with Rabbit Holes.
As I look at my daughter in her brother’s hand me down Buzz Lightyear T-shirt, her punk plaid skinny pants, and super poof grey mini tutu; with hair she hasn’t let me brush since yesterday and a wild look in her eye like she’s about to take over the world. I think to myself: "is … Continue reading Introspection
YouTube has been on my to do list for a while, when we originally started coming up with ways to make my little home-based business into an empire (if you're gonna go, go big.) One of the things I'm passionate about is cloth diapering, and much like my crocheting, it makes my husband grind his … Continue reading New YouTube Requirements
So, I spent quite some time working nights in a warehouse; rain or shine, freezing in the cold or choking through wildfire smoke while it's still 80 degrees at 4 a.m. After so long, a body gets physically worn down. So, when Whimzy Designs and Sparrow's Closet picked up in volume over the holidays, the … Continue reading Working From Home–The Dad Edition
So the other night, my wife discovered that our washer had stopped spinning. It fills, it roars to life, but even though it doesn't use so much water (and as a result, you wash a load multiple times) when the water isn't spun out, and you wring your clothes out by hand, it's plenty of … Continue reading Laundry List Part Two…Dad Edition