“Our battlevests”

It’s funny being a parent…the little things that stop you dead in your tracks and remind you how important of a job it is that you’re doing. Some days are easy, some days are hard and some days you’re just hanging on


“A Post-Workout Powerhouse”

This post is sponsored by fairlife ultra-filtered milk. One thing that the many freedoms of the winter break is it allowed me to do was get back on my regular workout routine. Whereas the lull of the school year took it’s toll

I’ve known of Larry Venturino for many years. I first met him as the frontman for a straight edge hardcore band, where he belted out positive and motivating lyrics from the stage. I quickly learned that for Larry it was more than

This post is sponsored by Google. “I need another arm, I need another brain, I need another me!” I think to myself as I’m being stretched every which way. Help with homework, turn on some music, someone wants to know if they


“How to Argue”

Not knowing how to argue can be at the core of many marital problems and there is a right and wrong way to do it. By practicing patience and thoughtfulness even when in the midst of an argument, you will notice that

Some of my fondest childhood memories looked much like this. Slapping down pieces of plywood and finding creative ways to hurt myself. I have a body that is riddled with bumps and scars that I am proud of, blessed with the ability

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DaytonaBeach.com. All opinions are 100% mine. Living in Florida definitely has its advantages. Considering I get to wake up every morning in a place where most people vacation, I definitely consider


“The Perfect Chord”

If your child finds the perfect guitar chord, the one that sends shivers up their spine, the one that makes music accessible…tell them to turn it up. It opens a world of possibility. Encourage it, even if you only hear out of

Every time I post something about #bullying there’s always at least one person that says something about “kids need to toughen up these days” or “blah blah generation of pu$$ies” or whatever regurgitated Neanderthalic nonsense. My question to those tough guys is,

Thank you Cottonelle® for sponsoring this post. Stay tuned to the Cottonelle Facebook page and Brit Morin’s site “Brit + Co” for more great tips and tricks. I will never forget the look of frustration on my wife’s face. She had been

Her new favorite saying is “what is it?” as she points to something along our walk. Today I had the luxury of talking about squirrels, speed bumps, and dog crap. I’ve always really enjoyed this age where the world is so brand

Everyone used to ask when I was going to quit skateboarding (or any other activity really) and get on with my responsibilities. After all I was a Dad now and skateboarding was just too dangerous, and took away from the more important


“Someone that needed help”

This is an excerpt from a journal that was discovered on a high schooler who was connected to another student who had a gun on campus. The journal described their intentions for a mass shooting and fortunately was stopped before it could

I’ve lived on my block for almost 10 years. In that time I really only got to know the neighbors that live immediately around my house. Even then, we all know have that neighbor that never says hello and sticks to themselves

I never thought about writing for a “blog.” I just didn’t see anything online (and still don’t) that speaks to US. You know, the Punk rock, hardcore, hip hop, skateboarding, weightlifting, pissed off, spit on, tattooed, outcast types like you and I.