Mike Vs Prescription Drugs: A Shoplifting Story

      Over the years, I’ve come to realize that being a parent comes with many evolving job titles,  depending on the situation.  Dad, chauffeur, doctor, fan, whatever. You know, it’s always something.  So with that said, today’s post is about the time that I went from Geek Squad wannabe, to Uber Eats driver, to legal drug runner, to […]

The Great Rogers Outage of 2022

    Occasionally in life,  something happens that impacts a lot of people, and is talked about for generations.  A “Where Were You When” situation, in other words. Sometimes tragic, sometimes celebratory, always memorable.  A few days ago, something happened that will probably stand the test of time, and stories will be told for years to come about it.  It […]

Mike Vs. Walmart: Sign Of The Times

    Alright, so given everything that’s been going on in the world lately, I figured I’d hit you up with a feel good story…..kind of!  A little positivity for y’all……probably!  The underdog steps up to the big dog, and comes out on top…..I think! Without further adieu, here is the tale of Mike versus Walmart!   It all started […]

Mike Vs Playstation 5 – A Christmas Story

      With the holiday season upon us,  a Playstation 5 video game console is sure to be at the top of many a child’s wishlist. Unfortunately, many a child are going to be disappointed. Since their release last year, PS5s remain incredibly difficult to find. As luck would have it, I managed to come into the possession of […]

Not So Perfect Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Some quality time golfing  makes for a great gift! My suggestions go downhill from here, though…..  Hey, hey, hey!  Father’s Day is just around the corner. Now, if you have come here looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the father figure in your life…..you have come to the wrong blog. Way more reputable dadfluencers have probably got that […]

Cheap And Easy DIY Escape Room For Kids

  It was my daughter J’s 9th birthday recently, and, just like last year, we had to kibosh any party plans because of the pandemic. Gatherings still aren’t really allowed, and most fun places to go are closed.  She likes puzzles, and mentioned wanting do an escape room before.   Replicating the experience of one at our house seemed easy enough. […]

Remote Learning Tips For Parents. Sort Of.

      Happy New Year! Mid-January is not too late to say that, right?  Anyhoo, 2021 was supposed to bring about big changes from 2020, and so far, it has! For example, around here, instead of being able to send our kids to physical schools, everyone is doing online learning, because the schools have been shut down! New year, […]

Three Parenting Stories

  Now, how’s that for a captivating title? Pretty self-explanatory. Since today is  Black Friday, I got three  random parenting stories for y’all, for the price of, uh, none.  Anyway, let’s get to it!     THE BIGGER PICTURE     I’ve talked on here before about how little kids should worry about little kid stuff, and not real world […]