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Personal Time Management Challenges and Struggles: The Clock is Ticking…
06/28/2016|Co-opCultureDad LifefamilyFire HouseGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustachenessroutinesSocial Media

Personal Time Management Challenges and Struggles: The Clock is Ticking…

Personal Time Management Challenges and Struggles: The Clock is Ticking…

Due to some personal time management challenges and struggles and not able to get access to my site, I’m back. Here is another installment of the Co-op Blog post. Enjoy. People say “I don’t have time for___.” The truth is they are not managing their time well or they don’t have time for you or your cause. This is something I struggle with on a regular basis. I get overwhelmed with all the stuff I have to do. I have a full-time job working for the local fire department, a second job working for Daytona International Speedway as a firefighter, 3

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Watch your mouth…and your body too
05/17/2016|awarenessCultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Watch your mouth…and your body too

Watch your mouth…and your body too

I don’t want to sound like your father, but when was the last time you said “thank you”? When was the last time you took a minute to hold the door for someone other than a family member? Said yes ma’am or no sir? This is a quality that is slipping away in today’s society.   I know, I know, I get busy and forget to use common manners, but that is not an excuse. If my Mamaw (grandmother) saw me neglecting my duties as a man, she would give me a talking to or have me go get a

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Career Day
05/10/2016|CultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Career Day

Career Day

Last week my daughter’s teacher asked me to come talk to her class in reference to career day. At first, I was a little hesitant. I have spoken many times to groups from all walks of life in my 12 years in the fire service, but talking to my own child’s class seemed difficult. I try not to embarrass my kids in front of their friends and so far I am a “cool” dad in my kid’s eyes. I’m sure that will change here shortly… Public speaking is not my strong suit, so understandably I was a little leery about

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Mother dearest
05/03/2016|CultureDad LifefamilyGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Mother dearest

Mother dearest

In lieu of Mother’s Day on Sunday, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for the mothers in my life. When I was a child, my mother was a hard-working woman. Although she worked multiple jobs with inconvenient hours, she was able to show her love and spent her time with my brother and I. If I remember correctly I believe there was a time where she left a job as it was cutting in on her ability to spend time with her boys. That is some sort of sacrifice. It’s time that we show some gratitude

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I want, I want, I want…
02/27/2016|Co-opCultureDad LifeGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

I want, I want, I want…

Every month I am doing a “co-op” post with a few other bloggers. We are all writing about the same topic with different points of view. There will be a link to the other posts at the end. Now on with the show. As parents, we attempt to teach our kids lessons in life. Sometimes they sink in and other times not. I have been trying to teach my son about how he can be whatever he wants to be when he grows up, but it will require hard work. I am trying to instill in him a drive to

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Life lessons from the kids
02/08/2016|CultureDad LifeGeneral thoughtsHockeyKidsMoustacheness

Life lessons from the kids

Life lessons from the kids

As I attempt to teach my kids about responsibility and character, I am amazed at the lessons that they teach in return. My oldest son was diagnosed with severe peanut and tree nut allergies when he was around 3 years old. Along with the allergies, he also has eczema, which is a condition that causes dry, itchy skin. This condition is made worse with weather changes as well as sweating. With that said, he has a tough time playing most sports. He has done T-ball, basketball, and soccer (which was the worst in regard to eczema). He was so itchy

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Dear Chris…
02/01/2016|Dad LifeGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Dear Chris…

While doing research on my recent post “Men don’t cry”. I asked my dad why I never saw him cry. He said that he has cried in the past, he hid it, so that my brother and I didn’t see. I asked him to think about it and let me know his thoughts. The men don’t cry article was posted on Saturday. My dad was busy and unable to respond before the post went out. This afternoon I opened my email to find a response from my dad. I immediately called my dad and asked him if I could post

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Stop being busy
01/19/2016|CampingCultureDad LifeFishingGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

Stop being busy

Stop being busy

I went fishing, the other day, with two of my good friends. I misread the text message and arrived a half hour early.  It really didn’t matter, as I was  excited to hang out with my friends and going fishing, that I was awake at 5 a.m. I lay in bed waiting for my alarm to go off, which seemed like hours. I got up and took a shower, then got dressed and ready. Once there, I wandered around the boat ramp awaiting my friends, thinking to myself “Where are they?” So I checked my text and realized that I misread

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I’m that dad…
12/22/2015|ChristmasDad LifeGeneral thoughtsKidsMoustacheness

I’m that dad…

Days before school let out for Christmas, I attended my daughter’s 3rd grade spelling bee. It just so happened that it was also pajama day at the school. The night before, my daughter asked me if I was going to attend said spelling bee? I replied of course. She followed up jokingly  with if I was going to wear pajamas? Which I thought to myself, I don’t wear pajamas. So I asked if she wanted me to? And of course, she said yes. I told her I would think about it. Flash back to my early days of being a

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Tis’ the Season
12/09/2015|ChristmasCultureDad LifeKids

Tis’ the Season

“Tis’ the season to be jolly” are traditional Christmas carol lyrics. Not only is this a season to be jolly, but it’s also a season to be thankful. We all need to slow down and reflect on what we have. I find it quite comical, that following thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for friends and family, early the next morning people are pushing, shoving and just down right mean trying to get a bargain. I am currently attempting to teach my three children about gratefulness and thankfulness. Which is difficult when this time of year has turned into a

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