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  • Tools for new DIY’ers

    I’m writing this post for one reason. To ENABLE you to start building your own furniture and decor. Historically, enabling has been painted in terribly negative light, but let’s let this post be an exception to the…

  • How to Properly Dispose of Oil Soaked Rags

    Unlike most of…everything I do, this is super serious business. It’s something every rookie (and veteran) DIY’er should know before jumping headfirst into a wood staining project. So here it is: Oil soaked rags…

  • Stay at home superiority syndrome

    My daughter was born in the Chicago suburbs just before we were about to move to Cincinnati. We sold our place about two days after her birth and were out of there…

  • Just moved into my new house, now what?

    This isn’t my first time at the move-in rodeo. I mean at this point we’ve moved so much over the last five years that I have to use a GPS to get…

  • Scared to fly with a toddler? ME TOO! Well, not anymore.

    It’s that time of again. Every almost but not quite two years my wife and I relocate for her career. Philly, Chicago, Cincinnati and now…sunny Seattle! Yes, this is our third move…

  • How to add Curb Appeal to your Home: My Outdoor Extravaganza

    Okay, maybe that’s a little intense, but there are some “easy” ways to help add curb appeal to your home that won’t break the bank (especially if you’ve got super-cool neighbors to…

  • Organizing a MESSY Garage

    I’m not a master of organization by any means of the imagination, but there are a few keys to organizing a messy garage to keep in mind… Organizing a MESSY Garage 1.…

  • Being a stay-at-home dad

    After giving it some serious thought, I’ve got this to say about being a stay-at-home dad: It’s brought out all of the inadequacies in me, as a man and as a person…

  • Making a new house a home

    The initial surge of excitement after getting the keys to a new pad is amazing, but all good things come to an end…My excitement ended right around the time I realized: A.…

  • Diaper Bag for Dads

    You know what’s hard to find? A simple diaper bag for dads. But you know what I figured out? Diaper bags can be any bag! Just add diapers! And bottles…and wipes…and…well, check…

  • Traveling Cross-Country with a Newborn and a Dog

    When United Van Lines pulled away with 99% of our personal belongings, we loaded up the CR-V and set sail for sunny Cincinnati. Read more for a few tips on how to make…

  • How to sell a house with a newborn baby

    This is our second sale in two years and although the homes are hundreds of miles apart, a few things are exactly the same…mainly this: Selling a home in the current market…