Dad’s Night Out – Toronto Festival Of Beer

  Despite how the saying goes, you can have too much a good thing. Take, for example,  the  Toronto Festival Of Beer (TFOB). Now, in theory, a festival dedicated to all things brewed sounds pretty freakin’ glorious. And make no mistake about, the Toronto Festival Of Beer is pretty sweet, especially as an option for a dad/mom night out sans […]

Wings And Things – A Buffalo Bisons Baseball Game Story

(Disclaimer: I received complimentary tickets for a Buffalo Bisons game from the team, in exchange for writing a post about the game. Opinions expressed are all mine, as usual). Recently, I found myself doing something that I never would have dreamed of – cheering on a team of chicken wings. Let’s set the scene.  The date in question was Father’s […]

Casual Views From The Honda Indy Toronto

  I’ll freely admit to not being much of a race car fan. Sure I appreciate the drivers’ abilities, and the engineering and speed of the vehicles. However, it’s just not something that I’ve ever gotten into. So, every year, when the Toronto Honda Indy takes place in Toronto, since the race runs on streets near the lake shore, I’ve […]

“Your Kids Shouldn’t Be Walking Around Here!” A.K.A. A CFL Game Experience With The Family

Disclaimer: My friends at The Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League provided my family with complimentary tickets for their first game of the season.  Here are my random musings and thoughts about the experience that night, the Hamilton Tiger Cats players, and Tim Hortons Field: There’s a palpable buzz towards the team lately. Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy […]

Olympic Nightmares And Velveteen Dreams – WWE NXT Live Review!

Disclaimer: The good folks at World Wrestling Entertainment graciously hooked me up with tickets to review WWE NXT Live show recently, in St. Catharines, Ontario. Opinions expressed are my own.   “WE. ARE. NXT!”  When Johnny Gargano yelled those words, to conclude a fun night of wrestling matches, the audience burst into cheers, including my kids B and J. What […]

Hot Holiday Toys From Jakks Pacific!

Wassup! By now, you’re probably basking in your Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals afterglow. I hope your shopping was a success! If you’re like me, though, you probably still have some work to do, presents-wise. Luckily, when it comes to kids, my good friends at Jakks Pacific toys have got it covered, for boys and girls of all ages. Here are […]

Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids!

Note: While I was compensated for this post by Imports Dragon, the opinions expressed are mine, as always. Every year in our household, Santa Claus covers off the main presents, no problem, but he slacks off on the stockings. In fact, typically, he scrambles last minute to fill them, and pretty much just hopes that the kids won’t go ‘WTF’ […]

Review – Etch A Sketch Freestyle And More

I don’t know about you, but with the holiday season now upon us, I’m realizing that I need to step up my toy game. There’s just so many options out there.  Shoot, even some stuff that I used to play with when I was a young boy is still around, but modernized! Take the Etch A Sketch, for example, and […]

5 Car Tips For The Unlucky Parent

I’ve always considered myself a good driver.  As a parent of three small kids, who’s frequently driving them around, I’m very safety conscious when I’m on the road.However…….I have the worst luck with cars!  I got stories for days about my cars, people.  It’s to the point now that I expect some sort of Final Destination-style random incident to occur, […]

Recap – Kiss Pulmonary Fibrosis Goodbye Charity Event

Had the pleasure of checking out a pulmonary fibrosis charity event with my son recently. Let’s backtrack a sec, however, before we get to that. Incurable disease are the two of the scariest words in the English language. In a perfect world, if you are diagnosed with anything, there would always be an encouraging prognosis for it. We don’t live […]