Yo Mama!

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Yo Mama’s! Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s a surprise I whipped up for my buddy Rachel.

If you haven’t seen the massive blank walls in my great room, they’re very easy to imagine: 20ft walls with NOTHING on them. I wanted to do a 6 or 8 modern photo frame series featuring varying scales and poses. So last month Maddy and I had a little photo-shoot!
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Being a stay-at-home dad

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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 in general. Everyone has a self-perception, who and what they see when they look in the mirror. Who you think you are. Taking care of a baby all day and night forced me to re-investigate how I perceived myself. Who am I? Am I really as patient as I thought? Am I selfish? Yea, I probably was.
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Making a new house a home

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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. This whole house needs furnishing and
B. We don’t have any toilet paper

Here’s where I started in order to get this new house feeling like home…
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Diaper Bag for Dads

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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 out what I picked up after the jump!
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How to sell a house with a newborn baby

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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 is hard. Add a newborn baby to the mix and you’ve got a recipe for hair-loss. Throw in your wife (who has to heal from the delivery) and we’re looking up at Everest with a mostly bald head…despite solid genetics from your mother’s father. Stress is an understatement, but we just sold our home and in less than 15 days. Yes you read that correctly. Read more for tips on how to sell your pad with a newborn and without losing your grip on reality.

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oh…the places you’ll go

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At the end of February when I started honey-do-this, Rach and pulled an all-nighter planning it out. We were both super excited. Re-do some rooms in the house, get things organized, build some furniture and prepare for the baby. It was only brought to my attention recently that there’s a word for this…NESTING!
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