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I am one heck of a lucky guy. I have a beautiful loving wife, an adorable daughter, a needy coonhound, and more great friends than I deserve. I have been struck with the lucky ability to opt-out of punching a time clock and instead take on the wonderful job of caring for my daughter. So on this small piece of “Internet Real Estate” I will shed some light on my family’s little world.

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Wild Sourdough Bread: How To Make Your Own
Wild Sourdough Bread

I have been sharpening my Dad skills in the kitchen lately, attempting to make things from scratch. One of my favorite discoveries has been wild sourdough bread. By popular demand of many family and friends, here is the story of my journey into the world of Wild Sourdough Bread…recipe included!

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Every Donkey Needs a Carrot to Exercise – Earn Your Beer Challenge
Exercise Earn Your Beer Challenge

We know exercise is important. Not only does regular exercise make you feel better, it can also help you live longer. Some things in life are so simple to understand yet difficult to actually do. As one wise author wrote…

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Stay At Home Dad – One Year Review
Daughter and Tractor

March 15th marks my one-year anniversary as a Stay At Home Dad. The past year has literally flown by at a time traveling pace. After reflecting, I figured I would share a few things I have learned over the past 12 months.

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Grow Your Own Food: How To Decide What To Grow In Your Garden
Grow Your Own Food

I have fond childhood memories of playing outside on a hot summer day, walking barefoot out to the garden to pick and eat cherry tomatoes fresh off the vine. The experience of that taste is still vivid in my mind, warm and sweet… perfect little treats.

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How Friends the TV Show Saved the Day

As a Friends fan from way back, I thought I’d share how the TV show helped us out in the early newborn days.

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Out With The Old Table, In With TV Trays
Craigslist Dining Table

The time had come for our ten-year-old, square shaped, high top dining table to go. I have decided to build a new table from scratch (I should say attempt to build). 

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Story of Hank the Coonhound

“That’s a weird looking Beagle” is something we often hear when we’re walking our dog Hank.

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Nine Months of Anticipation…Full-Time Sober Driver Included




Nine Months of Anticipation…Full-Time Sober Driver Included.

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Utah Fishing Adventure

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I recently spent an entire week fishing in Utah, living in a motorhome with four people, three dogs, and no cell service.

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