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What Love Means to Me

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What Love Means to Me

  The smell of her morning breath. It’s like taking a whiff of an oddly flavored drink but somehow I like it. I get addicted to it. Feeding each other. Not like putting her fork in my mouth, that’s stupid. It’s the act of cooking dinner together, cleaning up for her, then zoning out on the TV until I fall asleep from my food coma. Coffee, especially in the mornings on the patio while the sprinklers spray more of the cement than it does the grass. Sharing whatever our social feeds brought in from the night before. Starting the day with...

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Just One Father’s Day Gift Idea

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Just One Father’s Day Gift Idea

I considered writing a “Father’s Day Gift Idea” blog but there are too many of them, and honestly favorite gifts have always been handwritten notes and cards from my daughters. My 13 year old daughter, Genesis, has put some of the best combination of words together; she knows exactly what to say. My 7 year old, Olive, always brings her cuteness and lovability through colorful flowers and hearts. These things always end up in the tub of stuff I’ve been saving for years. The written word is the best gift of all. And for years, as I’ve developed...

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Potty Mouth

Posted by on 7:58 am in Product Reviews, The Good Stuff | 1 comment

Potty Mouth

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Unexpected moments are the ones we cherish as parents. When #AVEENO asked me to take part in their #UnscriptedBeauty campaign, they wanted me to share one memory with my daughters that was totally unplanned. If you’re on #Instagram, post your moments using #AVEENO #UnscriptedBeauty #Contest for a chance to win AVEENO products and a photo shoot with the famous...

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How I Change

Posted by on 6:05 pm in Genesis News & Updates, The Good Stuff | 2 comments

How I Change

When I had an employer, I’d drive to work a different route every single day. The purpose was so that my day would start differently. I live close to a four-way stop. There came a day when I got tired of seeing the same damn things every morning. The choice was mine to venture a new road. These routes aren’t the most efficient or easiest but they are totally worth it. If you work an 8 to 5, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You have your “get up” time, and you have your “last minute, I better hurry the F-UP to get there” time. I had...

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Two Short Years

Posted by on 7:43 am in The Good Stuff | 2 comments

I feel like I’m entering a U.S. president’s second term with all these gray hairs popping up. Fortunately, I’m not the president, and you can be assured I’ll never run for office. I won’t even run to the bathroom, I’ll pee my pants instead. I tore my ACL in my left knee when I was 13 during a Babe Ruth All Star Game. That’s why I don’t run. It’s never been repaired. The doctors said I’ll eventually need a whole knee replacement so I can just wear this one out, for as long as it lasts. Baseball was my life. I had a passion for the game, and it...

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Entrepreneurshi#!

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Entrepreneurshi#!

The anxiety comes and goes. Sometimes it gets pretty heavy, enough to cause me to dry-heave, instantly. I don’t handle it very well. It was Friday the 13th of March, just two weeks ago. I had recently been given an opportunity to present my business plan to a small group of well-qualified investors. The excitement was overwhelming. This is what I’ve wanted from the beginning, pun intended. It’s what any entrepreneur without a bankroll would want. All your passion, creativity, and purpose are given a chance to be bought into, believed...

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A Must-Have For Every Family Law Office

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A Must-Have For Every Family Law Office

Family law attorneys who want to add value to their practice can now offer their very own child custody management system, powered by GenesisCCM; the groundbreaking new child custody management solution from Olive Us, LLC. The necessity of keeping frequency of contact, communication, and expense records skyrockets in child custody disputes. And while the attorneys of these matters suggest to their clients to keep a calendar, the standard methods have been journals or date books, both at-risk of being lost, stolen, or damaged. GenesisCCM...

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Love is Greek to Me

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Love is Greek to Me

Love has been a challenge. Searching for it, finding it, maintaining it, and enjoying it; all of it. Being a single dad, love with my daughters is easy. I have all the love in the world, unconditionally and in abundance. It’s raw and original. Giving and receiving love between my girls is effortless; I don’t have to think about it. It just happens. The Greeks call it storge, a natural affection. It’s a familial love primarily between parent and child, or old ladies and their cats. Same same. But it’s the other three types of love that the...

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Single Dad

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Single Dad

This will be the first Valentine’s Day without a valentine in a very long time. The only reason I like the holiday is because I like how kids enjoy it. This was the best holiday as a child, giving me a reason to offer something to that cute girl in school without looking like a dweeb. As I get older, it’s like I’m forced to buy something for the one I love because all the cool kids do it. I don’t buy that crap; I never did what the cool kids did, maybe except wear MC Hammer pants but that’s it. The holiday is hogwash, and on top of it, I just...

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Am I Being Too Picky?

Posted by on 3:59 pm in Dating & Relationships, The Good Stuff | 5 comments

Am I Being Too Picky?

I’m normally a relationship guy. My two prior relationships lasted a combined total of 36 months, minus the 3-month break in one of them. The funny thing about breaking up is time, and how much of it becomes available instantly. It feels like I’m skinny dipping, swimming faster than Michael Phelps even with my gargantuan amounts of body hair. My typical reaction would be to change my relationship status, reach out to the friends I disappeared from, look for someone new and try, try again. Not this time buddy. This time I realized that I...

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