OneMoreDadBlog

Just a dude who is a dad. I have 3 kids and a super rad wife! Living on the East Coast (Coast used loosely here, I'm 3 hours from the water). We make due and have a good time.


Posts by OneMoreDadBlog

What’s a dad to do- A boy on a swing

I ran into a bit of a conundrum the other day. I wasn’t sure how to respond to a certain situation.  I’m still not sure what I should have done.  In all the time I have spent thinking about it and pondering it, I have done nothing. Here is what happened… During my lunch break […]

Nostalgia makes things seem cooler

My kids and I were sitting around this weekend and I was reminiscing about days gone by. I was telling them about how I used to wake up on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. I would sit in front of the TV for hours with a bowl of cereal and I would stare. I told […]

To Baltimore

To Baltimore, There was a riot in my home the other night. My 8 year old daughter felt slighted. She was upset and felt that I didn’t listen to her.  Her protest began peacefully, as she pleaded “But Daddy….”  I stopped her. Her actions were not justified. Again she cried “But Daddy…”  but I sent […]

The Law of Diminishing Returns

Last night on the #DadsRT chat the question was asked “Home, work, and fun…which gets more of your attention, and which needs a little more TLC?   This immediately brought to mind the “Law of Diminishing Returns.” But to explain that in 140 characters or less on Twitter is impossible. If any of you are […]

Pursue Passions

There is a thin line between habit and addiction.  The line is drawn at “Want” versus “Need”. A habit is something you want, or choose to do. But you can go without it.  I have a habit of biting my nails. Sometimes I am stressed and I want to chew on my nails. There are […]

Sacrifice…

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As a dad and a husband I have heard the word “Sacrifice” often.  People say you have to sacrifice a lot for your kids. But as I’ve grown older I feel like that may not be true. I think we overuse the word so that we can feel better about ourselves. I personally don’t feel […]

Understanding Common Core

It appears that I have touched on an hot topic when I posted my view of Common Core. Thank you for all who have shared and passed along my post. Allow me to apologize for neglecting the fact that this is a world-wide site.  I apologize to those of you who are not familiar with […]

The Case for Common Core

I work in education so I hear a lot about Common Core.  I currently work with the Registrar, and while I don’t teach yet, I recently received my teacher certification for PreK-4th grade. When I help parents register their students for school, the first question I get is “Do you follow Common Core here?”  This […]

A time and a place. This is not it.

Wouldn’t it be great if kids came with a switch for when you are at home and when you are in public? We’ve all been there. You are in public and your kid does something completely embarrassing. Your kid responds to your anger/frustration by saying “Well you did it at home.” Whether it’s in the form […]