This Dad’s View on Living in an Empty Nest

It’s awful. Terrible. Horrendous. That’s pretty much my initial response when people ask me, “So, what’s it like living in an empty nest now?” It’s tough enough imagining that Jason, our oldest, is a junior in college this year. But our youngest son Ryan, a freshman? Inconceivable! But here we are. These days it’s just me, my beautiful wife Allison and our incredibly stubborn dog Ace. It’s been just the three of us for about …

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It’s My 10 Year Blog Anniversary at Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy!

10 year blog annviersary

The other day I started getting a few messages on LinkedIn from my contacts congratulating me and wishing me a “Happy Work Anniversary.” I thought that was a little odd since I started my current day job in December. So I reached out and asked what exactly they were congratulating me on. “Your blog. Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy,” is what they said. Huh. I know LinkedIn sends reminder messages to users sharing all sorts …

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Watch Me Become a Trendsetter With the Pioneer from Nordgreen

Nordgreen Pioneer

Watches have always fascinated me. As a kid, I recall my very first wristwatch. It had a light blue band with Snoopy dancing on the watch face, his two arms moving to always tell me the time. As I got older, I moved into the digital watch phase and through a number of school years even had one of those neat calculator watches. My friend Ethan had the coveted Pac-Man watch that let you play …

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Bryce Dallas Howard Gives Us All a Father’s Day Gift

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard schooled us all. The impossible-not-to-like actress got her dad the ultimate Father’s Day Gift: Dads, her own film hitting Apple TV+ on June 19. Making her directorial debut, Bryce put together the heartwarming and hilarious documentary to truly celebrate all that is fatherhood. The core of the film centers around six very different fathers from around the world sharing their stories about being a dad. From dirty diapers to heart-wrenching moments of …

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Barilla Gets in the Kitchen with This Dad for some Turkey Pepperoni Mostaccioli

#InTheKitchenWithDad Barilla pasta

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine. If you could sum up “Back to School” in just one word, most likely it’d be “chaos.” Between the homework, the whining, the practices, the complaining, the crazy schedules that seem to need 26 hours in a day, I sometimes wonder if it was easier going through high school the first time. On top of all …

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