Tag Archives: parenting

Games you can play with your toddler

My son recently turned two and is all about playing games now. It’s a great change of pace from the days of “eat, sleep, poop, cry and repeat”. He, like all toddlers is a rambunctious ball of energy. It seems like each day there is a new game he would like to play. So I […]

Will my son grow up and be a jerk?

I woke up this morning to discover a crime outside my front window. My neighbors, who are delightful people, were victimized during the night. Their front porch, steps, bushes and front tree had all been toilet papered. I stood there for a moment and thought “Is that still a thing? Does this still happen?” It seemed […]

Facebook is a bad indicator of good parenting

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note: A response to this blog by Jim LaPierre can be found on the BDN Blog: Recovery Rocks. Dad’s out there. Do you carry pictures of your kids in your wallet? Does anyone my age or younger do this? Do you even print photos of your kids at all? There is a good chance that […]

The hope is that my son will live in a better world. A tale about marketing.

Arianna Huffington giving a riveting speech about quality of life and working for the benefit of the greater cause.

Beyond being a father and writing this blog, I have a professional interest in marketing. It is within the marketing umbrella I have built my career. I have witnessed the social media revolution, destruction of time-tested sales models, the rise of crowdsourcing, the biggest giant’s failures  (cough cough Microsoft), and the smallest people “go viral”. […]

What changes about your social media when you have a child

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Having a child changes everything about you. It changes who you are, where you go, what you do and how you think. Some changes small; getting up earlier in the morning for example. Others like buying a bigger house or quitting smoking are much more significant. If you are in your 20′s and having your […]

Spring cleanup, who has time for that?

The boy enjoying his slide in the backyard on an early spring day

I bought my home in Bangor a few years ago, in the late fall. In that first spring before all the snow was even gone I was out raking the esplanade. I felt pride in the fact that my front yard was the first on the street to be raked. By mid April I had the entire yard […]

What advice do you have for a dad-to-be?

Recently, I found out that a good friend was going to be a father. When I heard the news, I smiled. I thought about how wonderful my son is and what a big part of my life he has become, and I was genuinely happy for my friend.  I rushed out to congratulate him in person. While […]