Like a Baby’s Butt

Thanks to the good folks at Philips Norelco for letting me play with some of their products the last several weeks as they’ve tried to convert me from straight-edge razors to electric. Did it work? Read on. I’ve been taking a double-dog dare from Philips Norelco the last few weeks. What’s the dare? The real question you should be asking is “What’s…

Read more »

My Vegetable Revolution: Part One

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month? I did! And I’ve been trying to celebrate it daily. Okay, the truth is my celebrating has less to do with it being the month of fruit and veggies and more to do with the fact that I’ve just resolved to be a better eater. Winter brings out…

Read more »

Parenting is Like Building a DIY Time Capsule

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the library dedication in North Bend, Nebraska. In typical style, I nixed my speech so I could speak from my heart.  I had a really terrific speech prepared for the keynote I was asked to give at last Saturday’s library dedication in North Bend, Nebraska. Actually, I was quite proud of it.…

Read more »

The Bitter Truth About Kids with Bitter-Sensitive Taste Buds

I was a picky eater. And I’ve got one kid who takes after his dad. How about you? Well, guess what? Part of the issue might be some real things happening in their taste buds! And there’s a fast, easy way to find out is your kid is blessed (cursed?) with taste buds that are firing away on overdrive. Check…

Read more »

My Chat with NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon About Pertussis

I had the honor last week to speak to Jeff Gordon and Felicia Dube last week about the rapidly rising rate of pertussis in the United States. Pertussis, often referred to as whooping cough, is a vaccine-preventable disease that all parents need to understand. For more information, visit the  Sounds of Pertussis Facebook Page.

Read more »

Outtakes. Blunders. And a Few Words from Dad.

If you’ve seen the “New Face of Dad.” video I just did for Philips Norelco, you might also get a kick out of these outtakes – along with a couple other surprises. Enjoy! 

Read more »

The Face – and Heart – of Dads

Grab some popcorn and enjoy “The New Face of Dad.” – brought to you by the good folks at Philips Norelco. And to all you dads, I hope you have an awesome Father’s Day – which I’m sure includes the 364 days that follow! As you watch this, I’ll be surprised if something doesn’t stir within you. The love of…

Read more »

Guy Fieri Talks Kids, Cooking, and Father’s Day

I spoke to famed chef Guy Fieri about the importance of cooking with our kids – and what he’ll be doing this Father’s Day! Guy Fieri is passionate about many things. But at the top of his list is kids. Yours. Mine. And his. I recently spent some time with him at the Better Homes and Gardens Chill and Grill…

Read more »

We’re Raising a Lot of Unhealthy Kids

Fact: One out of three children in our country is overweight. Fact: Kids today are ten pounds heavier than they were ten years ago. Fact: As a parent, you are the most important dietician and nutritionalist in your child’s life. Hopefully that grabs your attention. For solutions, why don’t you take five minutes and listen to this enlightening interview with…

Read more »

So Long to My Stanley Cup Stubble

  This post is a sponsored by the kind folks at Philips Norelco who also sent me some of their men’s shaving products to play with over the last few weeks as we’ve all enjoyed the Stanley Cup and – for some of us – have attempted to grow a National Hockey League Playoff Beard. I love Norelco, for very personal reasons. If you’re…

Read more »