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For this Gamer Dad, a Simple Cup of Coffee Changed the Parenting Game Forever

One of my favorite quotes of all time was penned by Oscar Wilde. "Life is too important to be taken seriously." Well, I think Oscar would be proud to know that I'm only aware of his quote because it was on the side of my favorite coffee mug. I try to live by those words in everything I do. Unfortunately, some things get serious real fast. Especially once you become a father. I've got two amazing boys. I think I've done a pretty good job of raising them so far. They can differentiate characters between the DC and Marvel Universes. They bleed pinstripes as all good Yankees fans should. And they appreciate the ...

Oh Those Golden Grahams Still Kickstart My Saturday Mornings

Funny thing. I'm so not a fan of graham crackers. S'mores? Yes. Regular Graham Crackers, no. However, I make some serious exceptions when you're merely talking about Golden Grahams cereal. Anyone from my generation (read: old) definitely remembers cartoons only being on TV on Saturday mornings. Those were the true Glory Days. I'd grab my bowl of Golden Grahams, add milk and a spoon and plop myself down on the floor of the den, while my sister and I hung out with the Smurfs, Spider-Man, Hulk, Gummi Bears and the rest of our weekend friends. I don't think I've actually had Golden Grahams for... geez... probably a decade or two. With Father's ...

How to Throw the Most Bodacious ’80s Pizza Party

"I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen." Wiser words have never been spoken on the Big Screen, and if you're a fan of John Cusack or the '80s, those two short sentences speak volumes. They come from 1989's Say Anything, which cued a perfect ending to the perfect Bubble Gum Decade. Yes, the '80s. Atari. Bubble Yum. Cartoons. Star Wars. And the land of horrifically awful (yet I loved every single one) sitcoms. If I could freeze a decade in time, it'd be the '80s. The '80s were my teen years. The end of Little League and the start of Junior High and ultimately High School. I must've mowed our lawn ...

Make Your Own Baby Groot Cupcakes and Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios can say so very much with so few words. Why, just three little words in fact can move even the stiffest of hearts. No, I'm not talking about, "I love you." I'm referring to the tree-like alien Groot, who's famous for his extremely limited vocabulary that consists almost entirely of, "I am Groot." We just saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this weekend to celebrate my son's 14th birthday and the movie was unbelievably amazing. I think I may've liked it even better than the first, and I really loved the first! But that's not what this post is about. It's about being hooked on a feeling. And that ...

Meatless Mexican Lasagna with Fresh TortillaLand Tortillas

I never gave tortillas much thought before. That is, until I traveled to TortillaLand! Okay, so TortillaLand® isn't really a place, it's a product. Though I'd certainly be up for arguing that it's also a super fresh and delicious state of mind. My wife and I have really been working on eating healthier and fresher foods lately. That means loads more fresh fruits and veggies. It takes some getting used to (and a LOT more trips to the supermarket regularly), but after just a few weeks, I'm already feeling better about myself. More energized and in a better frame of mind. Never in a million years would I have thought of buying uncooked ...

Finally, Some MuffinTops to Be Proud of!

When you've made it as a reference on "Seinfeld," you know you've made it big. Anyone else remember the episode where Elaine convinces her old boss to open up a MuffinTops shop? She, like myself, realized the absolute best part of a delectable muffin is indeed the top. Now the phrase "Muffin Top" may make most people think about body types. Sure, the tighter the jeans, the floppier the muffin top. I'll readily admit I've got my own muffin top, though it seems to be a bit lopsided towards the front. Eating too many chocolate chip muffins can do that to a guy, y'know. So once again, Allie and I are on ...