Mr 200. The Blogger Who Sold Out.

So this is my 200th post. That’s a lot of rambling on. Some posts have been funny, some touching, some terrible and a lot recently have been commercialized.  The sponsored posts and reviews have turned into a monster I didn’t foresee. Sure, getting free stuff and making money to do something I was already doing for fun anyway is nice. But at some point it’s started to go contrary to why I started my blog to begin with, and why people were somewhat drawn to it.

Continue reading Mr 200. The Blogger Who Sold Out.

Learning how to Ride a Bike

Sponsored post by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. The falls and scrapes are all worth it in the end when you are finally able to ride free with the wind in your face and your worries at your back. For a kid a bike is freedom. It’s the greatest form of personal transportation until you get your driver’s license.  But the process of learning can be challenging and scary. Thankfully Schwinn and Toys”R”Us are here to help. Continue reading Learning how to Ride a Bike

Six Pack Fitness, The Envy of all SAHDs

You may recall a few weeks ago when I posted about Six Pack Fitness in my post about Comedy For Critters. They generously donated an Innovator 300 Meal Management Bag. Because of their donation and the donation of others we were able to raise more than $10 Thousand for local animal shelters. So I want to say thank you for that.

They also sent me an Expedition Backpack 500 to formally review. Continue reading Six Pack Fitness, The Envy of all SAHDs

Playground Interviews #9 Mother’s Day Edition

Yes , Yes, I know. Mother’s Day was nearly a week ago. I’m a little behind on my video editing and uploading. My apologies. My kids wanted to talk about their mom and they decided they should do it on the couch so it would be more special for her. I had a little chat with them about not being so crazy and they mostly listened.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Family Yearbook. Nowvel Photobook

It’s an idea I’ve had for a while but had a hard time motivating myself to actually do it: Create a yearbook for my family. A photo album book that would encapsulate one year of our lives. Thankfully Nowvel came along and offered me a chance to try out one of their books for free. Now if I could just motivate myself to make it!

Turns out I had gotten myself all worked up for no reason. It was super simple and intuitive to make. Continue reading Family Yearbook. Nowvel Photobook

Playground Interviews #8: Potty Words & A Snake

As they’ve started doing lately, the boys told me they wanted to do a playground interview and then they got all crazy. What is it about a camera that makes kids lose their minds? Actually plenty of adults lose their minds in front of cameras too. I think entire TV shows are based around this idea.

Anyhow, in our latest edition our friendly backyard snake dropped by to pay us a visit. I think he’s a black racer. We see him a few times a year. We let him be and he minds his own business for the most part. We ought to name him at this point.

Enjoy our ramblings about words we aren’t allowed to say.

The Adventures of a Stay-at-Home Dad of 5