Husband, father to two girls, dog walker, living with male pattern baldness. In addition to writing on his own site, Jimmy contributes to DadsRT,, and the Southern Berks News. He is the world record holder in his house for 'Best Hiding Spot' during Hide and Go Seek.

Posts by jetts31

My Lawn Mower


Like most suburbanites, I have a lawn mower. It is not a fancy self-propelled front wheel drive variable speed with electric start, mulching blade, four on the floor, air conditioning, and whatever else lawn care equipment has evolved in to these days.  My lawn mower looks like something you might find sitting in the front […]

Lunch Napkins

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My kids never buy their lunch from school.  Every night of the week, my wife and I pack their lunches.  It would be so much easier if they simply bought and saved my wife and I the 10 minutes it takes to perfectly match the correct juice box with the right kind of sandwich and […]

6 Reasons Batman (1989) Wasn’t So Good


Batman (1989) may be the most pivotal comic book movie of all time. From 1978 after Superman opened until its premiere, fanboys and fangirls had a quartet of Superman movies, one Supergirl movie, two Swamp Things, and Howard the Duck in theaters. Batman, and its $411 million box office total (#12 on the All-Time list […]

7 Things Horror Movies can Teach Parents


In my almost 40 years of life, I have watched movies of all kinds. I have seen every genre, I have sat through the best and the worst that Hollywood has had to offer. But in all that time and all of those movies there has been no genre that has captured my interest and […]

Braveheart. A Parent’s Guide to the First Day of School


Before Mel Gibson spent his off time in anti-Semitic rants and phone calls to his girlfriend that would make Alec Baldwin blush, he was making sweeping epics like Braveheart.   Braveheart is the story of William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who fought the English for his country’s independence and got everyone who saw the movie […]

Point Break for Parents. The Wisdom of Bodhi

Before Kathryn Bigelow was making Academy Award winning movies like ‘The Hurt Locker’, she was doing really good work with her 1991 action film, Point Break. Point Break is the story of an FBI agent (Keanu Reeves) who goes undercover in order to catch a band of bank robbing surfers committing their grand theft dressed […]

The Jon Gosselin Interview Part 2

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On July 10th, Dads Round Table sat down with Jon Gosselin to conduct an exclusive interview with the former reality show star.  In the first part of the interview, Jon opened up about the show, his kids, and his very much public divorce.  In the 2nd and final part of the interview, Jon talks candidly […]

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The Jon Gosselin Interview


On July 10th, 2013, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jon Gosselin from ‘Jon and Kate Plus 8’.  If your memory of Jon is fuzzy or you have no idea who Jon Gosselin is, one Google search will produce a cavalcade of webpages chock full of reality show information, Wikipedia pages, rumors, scandals, […]

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Ghostbusters Parenting. Advice for New Parents


Anyone who read my Roadhouse post about parenting should understand a few things about me.  One, I found it entirely possible to extrapolate advice for parents from a movie in which one guy rips the throat out of another guy with his bare hands, two, I may have more time on my hands than is […]

8 Movie Dads We (Almost) Forgot


Google ‘Best Movie Dads’ and a list as long as Hammurabi’s Code of Top 10’s, Top 15’s, All-Time, Most-Memorable will fill your screen.  While it is great someone took the time to list for us the top fathers from the silver screen, there is a bit of an issue I have.  These lists don’t change.  […]