Back To School For The First Time

Well, it is time to say goodbye to the long summer days and hello to school. This is the first full-day, in-person, school routine that my family has endured together. Last year as we did in-home virtual learning, we had a fair routine, but this year is completely different. Needless to say, none of usContinue Reading

Oh To Be A Kid Again: When You Wonder, You’re Learning (Book Review)

This post is brought to you by When You Wonder, You’re Learning and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Now many of us parents and adults can remember the nostalgic theme song, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, it’s beautiful for a neighbor, would you be mine, could you be mine.”  Come on,Continue Reading

Spinning in The Head and Savings in The Bank

This post is sponsored by Optum Perks but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Will this spinning (and spending) ever stop? This was how I felt after a rare, sudden case of vertigo. I’m still unsure what the root cause of this rare case of vertigo was, but, whatever it was, leftContinue Reading

How Debt Made Me A Better Dad

This post is sponsored by LightStream, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Have you ever had to make a decision that put your family in a better situation? Well as a husband, dad, and head of my household…I do it all the time. It is the greatest responsibility to protect andContinue Reading

Flu Shot: How It Started vs. How It’s Going

Sponsored by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Do you have any regrets in life? You don’t have to answer that specifically. I know for me, there are many things that I wish I could change about life, but not necessarily regrets. As I shared a few months ago, I received my firstContinue Reading


There is a consensus the pandemic has made the work to keep our home clean more visible. For many families the chore gap has widened, a term that honestly I had never heard of before this awareness. Typically the chores around the house: cleaning floors, dishes, and appliances fall on one person in the house.Continue Reading

Move Those WINTER BLUES Away

Do you believe in WINTER BLUES? I don’t think it is a secret that winters, especially in naturally colder climates are brutal on mental and emotional health. Here in Michigan, winters are so unpredictable. Like our “first snow” on December 1st (seen below) that was a fun and light snow. Oh how I wish theseContinue Reading


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