How Do You Talk To Your Kids About Money?

Parenting Problem: What is the best way to tell a kid we’re not getting something because we don’t have the money right now? I work and my wife stays home so we live on a very tight budget, but we get by. Even still, I worry about money constantly. Who doesn’t though, right? If possible,…

Gray Day

Gray day Hard to get going Motivation is fleeting Emotions overflowing More coffee Some laughter Even more coffee Nothing is helping There’s still so much day left Disparaging hope Acceptance is not a bad thing, though; Still time to turn things around, and; Appreciate breathing 

My Father, The Wood Butcher

My father, the wood butcher  He made all types of cuts He cut stakes  He cut ends He cut strips and medallions  He put food on our table, with these parts, he cut Although, from the same earth, Wood, we could not eat The toil and trouble And sacrifice of limbs By both man and…

3 Reasons Why I Believe You Can’t Be Taught How To Be A Parent

While my wife was pregnant with our first kid, people, mostly older, freely offered advice about parenting based upon their own experiences. I politely listened, but for the most part, I had no idea what they were talking about. At the time, I wasn’t a dad yet, so no matter how much they shared their…

a cold cup of coffee

​i hold in my hand A cold cup of coffee Which once was hot,  on this bitter day I watch as the frigid air pulls the heat away Steam twirling and swirling from my cup Being battered by cold winds Hands keeping warm with a tight clutch around my cup, of now, barely warm coffee Dry…

Wishing Monday Away

Monday Wishing each week away Time that can’t be replaced, yet we’re still running this race The constant desire to get to the end a week of our lives we’ll never get back Instead of cherishing every day that we have

What Are You Crazy?! You Can’t Have Four Kids!

While my wife was pregnant with our third kid we heard anecdotally that each pregnancy and delivery gets easier than the last. We were told that your body knows what to expect, and that you’ve been down this road before, so it’s nothing at all like the first. We found that this anecdote could not…

Have A Drink With Me

Have a drink with me And tell me who you really are Tell me things You haven’t thought about Or considered And you may have even tried to block out Have a drink with me, and; Please reconsider And share with me some of your fondest memories So that; Maybe, just maybe, you would agree…

Everybody Eats: Bar None The Best Darn Gluten-Free Bread In Brooklyn

After discovering my daughter’s food allergies bread became an issue. Bread without wheat is hard to find. For years we were stuck with only being able to buy Gluten-Free brands like Udi’s and Canyon Bakehouse, which were okay. Then one glorious day we discovered Everybody Eats and it changed our lives. Everybody Eats offers a…

Inspire Positivity

If you read negativity  It’ll breed negativity  If you read positivity It’ll inspire creativity If you speak negatively It’ll hamper individualality If you hear positivity It’ll boost your ability Read, speak, inspire… Positivity