It’s not true of all sharks, but some must swim constantly to keep oxygen-rich water flowing over their gills. At first it sounds like such a terrible thing, never being able to stay still. The thing is, when you watch sharks they seem so peaceful while they’re swimming. They’re not thrashing or over exerting themselves unless they’re about to feast. Maybe we should follow their lead.Read More
You’re probably having a vision of one child locking eyes with you to get your attention while another ambushes you from the side. But “they both hunt in packs” is not the top answer on the board.Read More
Here’s the thing about golf: you can play terrible for 18 holes, but if you hit one good shot it was all worth it.Read More
Why do we get cravings and how do handle them without eating a box of oreos? It’s a good question. Usually cravings have nothing to do with hunger. We have a few tips to help you avoid cravings and win the battle when they do hit.Read More
Let me know if this sounds familiar. You come home from work ready to be active, get in a workout, or go for a run. You’re determined. The only problem is the second you walk in the door your bombarded with, “Daddy!”. Your child, or children, run to give you a hug. Before you even have time to take off your jacket they’re pulling you to the couch or floor, imploring you to play or show you something they made. Playtime quickly becomes dinnertime, which quickly becomes bath-time, then bedtime, which quickly becomes collapse-on-the-couch-with-your-wife-time. By this point you’re exhausted, your motivation is shot, and it’s time to go to bed and start the day over again.Read More
Have you had success with New Years resolutions in the past? Most people don’t because they make wishes instead of setting goals. Setting a goal that is a huge undertaking, with no planning, is a wish. It’s likely to fall apart before Valentine's Day.Read More
I’m all about making healthy living easy!
In order to maintain that, the foods I keep in my house are healthy and easy.
Here are a few of my favorite healthy foods that are almost effortless to incorporate into your diet.Read More
You don’t need to break the bank and join some fancy gym to get a great workout. Besides, who has time to get to the gym most days? For $100 you can get all the equipment you need to get a great workout at home anytime you want. Here’s the equipment we recommend to get you started.Read More
So you're setting goals now. That's awesome! Hopefully you're using the stretch and smart goals to actually make some progress. But as you do, I issue a warning: at some point you're probably going to feel like an imposter. It's okay. We've all been there, suffering with imposter syndrome. It's kind of how you feel when it sets in that you're going to be a Dad. Who the hell let that happen?Read More
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Getting more active can be as simple as finding ways to walk more in your everyday life. Individuals who walk 10,000 steps or more daily have lower body fat percentage and suffer from weight related health concerns far less. Here are 10 tips to help you add more steps into our everyday life:Read More
Somewhere along the line many of us become afraid to learn. We feel insecure admitting that we don't know something (think about your parents refusing to learn how to work the VCR). Maybe we think we're supposed to know everything already. Maybe we're afraid we won't be able to comprehend something new.Read More
Walk in a room and you've already told people a lot about what they want to know about you. Fair or unfair people will make assumptions about your trustworthiness, success level, intelligence, and confidence all before you say a word. But the crazy thing is, we make assumptions about ourselves based on our own posture.Read More
Have you ever been away for a few days with no responsibilities, no work, no kids, and just relaxation? Think about about how great you felt. The reason is probably that you got a few good nights of sleep. That is no accident- the benefits of sleep seem never-ending.Read More
I recently went skydiving for the first time. I'm a bit of an adrenaline junky so, I was excited, but, I was also terrified. Never have I felt more vulnerable in my life then when I was free falling from two-miles above the earth. But something crazy happens on the other side of that fear: peace.Read More
Often when our children act out we ask them why it happened. Why did they hit another person? Why are they throwing a tantrum? But the answer is simple: those things are easy and instinctual. Our default is what comes easiest to us. The question should not be why do we act out, but rather how do we not?Read More
Let's be honest, between a lack of time and money it's tough to have quality time with your love after you have a kid. But you don't have to go out to a fancy restaurant or break the bank to spend some quality time together. Here are a couple date night ideas that are cheap or completely free that will help keep the two of you connected.Read More
We all have egos. There's no getting around it. While the ego usually gets a bad wrap because it's associated with a feeling of superiority, it can also make us feel inferior. The ego is the part of us that tells us how we view ourselves. It is the self between our instincts, or id, and our morality, or superego.Read More
We are all different, with different schedules and goals. But I strongly believe we should all have a consistent, healthy morning routine. That first hour you are awake can easily dictate the entire day. The benefits can have a positive effect on every aspect of your life.Read More
If you want to be healthy, you need to balance exercise and nutrition. The easiest way to eat healthy is to win at the grocery store. So, next time you find yourself reaching for the junk food, take a deep breath and consult our Dad Hab approved grocery list. You can supplement with things here and there, but this will provide a solid base for your healthy home.Read More