The Path


I see you there, growing up in front of my eyes. I see that you are more willing to let go of my hand and do things on your own. I see you being brave and walking the path on your own. I see you, day by day, becoming the person you are destined to be. I want you to know that I’m … [Read more...]

Parenting and Guilt


Annie and I had a conversation this morning that I thought was worth re-having (I know that’s not a word) and recording. It was in regards to the two different paths we’ve taken as Sammy’s parents. … [Read more...]

Sammy’s First Dentist Visit


As much as I tried to convince Annie not to take him to the dentist she just wouldn’t listen…but she never does listen to me. Kidding folks, just a joke. Anyways, it was finally Sammy’s time to go in for a check-up and from what Annie says, he did absolutely amazing. … [Read more...]

Random Thoughts on Parenting


Annie and I talk often about different topics that are currently active in our lives. We've talked about recording some of those conversations for years and we finally did. Listen below to a roughly 20 minute conversation/ rant about parenting that we had recently.  … [Read more...]

Sammy Turns 3 Years Old


Sammy turned three years old today, October 12, 2015. In some ways it feels like we just brought him home from the hospital a week ago but in other ways it feels like he’s been around for a decade. Raising children (be it biological, step-kids, foster, adopted, or whatever) is … [Read more...]

The Cardboard Guys


I was recently contacted by the folks behind a local (local meaning San Luis Obispo) company called, The Cardboard Guys, to see if I’d want to ‘test drive’ their product. Well, not for me to test drive but for Sammy. So what’s the product you ask? It’s actually brilliant if you … [Read more...]

Sammy Goes To Preschool


Today was Sammy’s first day of preschool. It felt like a big deal. This morning when we got up I felt excited and nervous. The nerves were mostly for him but I forgot how great he does in pretty much any situation we’ve put him in. … [Read more...]

Luck vs. Parenting Ability


When I had gone on Facebook and shared a photo of Sammy and mentioned that he had the first official cold of his life (he’s over 2.5 years old) someone asked what we owe that to. Truth is…I don’t know. Is it luck or does it have something to do with the decisions we’ve made? … [Read more...]