Happy 80th Birthday, Lego!

Lego is celebrating its 80th Birthday today and man, the company doesn't look a day over 30, does it? I've loved (read: Obsessed over) Legos my whole life. I spent many a childhood on the Lego Moon with all my Lego minifig astronauts. I customized my own Lego superheroes (with a little imagination, those astronaut jetpacks can also work as capes). As an adult, I still love Legos. My kids love Legos. The toys, the keychains, even the insanely fantastic Lego Video Games. In fact, it's always tough when I get a new Lego set (like the superawesometastic Avengers Quinjet) and want to just sit quietly and put it together. How do ...

What Does a Daddy Blogger Eat?

I had so much fun doing the 5 Things You Would Learn About Me if You Walked Through My House blog carnival that Trisha from MomDot started, that I couldn't wait to jump on it again! Apparently Trisha felt the same way, since she posted a new one today, offering a look inside her fridge and pantry. The rules are simple: no staging allowed! Just quick photos of your refrigerator, freezer, or pantry. Sounds good to me, so here goes nothing:  The Fridge! Our fridge is usually a bit more filled actually. But you can see some exciting highlights like the packages of turkey bacon I consume regularly, A1 steak sauces, and a mega ...

Why Every Daddy Blogger Should Attend BlogHer

I really shouldn't be writing this. It's only going to make things harder for me as a blogger moving forward. But the biggest thing I've learned about bloggers is that they love to share. Heck, it's almost impossible not to want to share actually. Bloggers, on average, are just incredibly nice people. Last weekend, I attended BlogHer 12 in NYC. It was my first blogging conference so I had no idea what to expect. I certainly knew I'd be in the minority, being a Him at a Her conference. And I sure was. But that didn't mean it wasn't worth going. Far from it. In fact, I'm here to tell all you ...

When Mommy’s Away, the Avengers Shall Play!

My wife works nights a few times a week. So those are the days I come home a little early from work ("early" meaning 6 or 6:30), to watch the kids, give them dinner, and get them ready for bed. I can't tell you how incredibly difficult it is taking care of two boys all by yourself. It's exhausting both mentally and physically. Having to slave over a hot stove for hours while kids are clawing at your feet and begging for... Okay. Okay. Fine. So my wife has both their dinner and mine completely ready by the time I get home. The kids pretty much get themselves ready for bed, ...