How Time Changes When you Have Kids

How time changes when you have kidsTime is an unstoppable force. It cannot be altered, changed or manipulated. A second will always be a second. A minute will always be a minute. Nothing will ever change that.

Yet this unchanging force somehow seems to change when you have kids. Okay, so maybe time doesn’t change. However our perception and experience of time certainly seems to.

When you have kids, it feels like the fast-forward button gets pushed in your life. I have two theories as to why this is:Continue reading →

The Great American Road Trip – Hopes, Fears, and the Plan

Road trip, lego car, lego family I’m excited to kick off the month of May with my plan to cross off one of the items on my 100 Things List: The Great American Road Trip. At the end of this month, my family and I will embark on a cross-country trip traversing fifteen States.

However, before getting into the logistics of the trip and our plan, I want to address my hopes and fears for this travel series.

My Hope for this Series:

At it’s best; this series will do three things. Continue reading →

Random Questions

On the Couch with My Sons FatherI have no desire for or illusions of fame or fortune from this blog. I’m thrilled with the accountability it has created for me. And I hope that one day my kids will find some value in my online musings. Even before they were born I’ve wanted to write to them and even made a few attempts, but it wasn’t until I started this blog that I was able to sustain my writings to them.

Having said that, if I achieve any degree of blogging success I intend to use it to promote other bloggers. Being a newbie to this blogging world myself, I’ve been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement I’ve received from other bloggers in the community.

I feel compelled to pass this support on as best I can. While I may not have the biggest audience in the world, I wanted to do something to help encourage other bloggers/podcasters who may be starting out or just looking for a new audience to reach.Continue reading →

The New Kids on the Blog

New kids on the block, new kids on the blog, you got it, the right stuff, step by stepThis stretch of daily posting has been great. It’s forced me to get creative with my posting ideas and try out new things. While I’m not sure they’ll all stick I’m glad I have given them a shot. Today’s post is a continuation of my efforts at trying new things.

One of the unexpected benefits of starting a new blog has been connecting with other content creators. I really wasn’t expecting this at all.

I’ve discovered that as a new blogger your first audience will be family and friends (if you’ve told them about your blogging secret identity). Your second audience will be other bloggers.

So as one of the new kids on the blogging block, I wanted to give a shout out to some of my fellow newbies. It’s been awesome getting to know the individuals behind these creative ventures. This post is my way of saying thank you to each of them for being so supportive during my first couple months of blogging.Continue reading →

Time Machine – Net Worth Update 2009

TARDISI’m a huge numbers nerd and I love reading net worth updates. If you’re unfamiliar with net worth updates, they are a popular feature among personal finance or FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) bloggers. Each month or quarter the blogger will essentially get financially naked and reveal the specific details of their net worth (all their assets minus all their liabilities).

They’ll usually compare it to the previous month’s numbers and explain any unusual discrepancies that might appear. If you aren’t a numbers nerd, I can see your eyes glossing over already.Continue reading →