It’s been a crazy year. We welcomed a new addition to our modern day family and just recently made it through the holidays with my youngest turning 6 months old. I forgot how much hard work a new baby can be. My

The watchful eyes of a child pick up everything. Their ears are listening even when we whisper. They are looking to us at every moment, yearning for our guidance and inspiration. No matter what they say, especially as they get older, we

Our children aren’t direct reflections of our ability to parent, but they are reflections of our ability to let them be themselves and to be happy. It’s important to consider that when we push our children and mold them into what we

My wife said something to me the other day that challenged my thoughts about the perception we have of ourselves and how that becomes our reality vs the perception others have of us and their own reality. Long story short, I used

I have made it a practice for quite some time now to never miss a “Monday workout.” It’s become a little ritual that unless extreme circumstances arise, I never skip no matter what. The process hardly ever changes though. On Monday morning

The notion that a strong man can’t also be a caring man…while still maintaining both qualities, is a load of crap and it’s up to us to change that perception. “Man up” is a pretty common phrase that many of us have

When you’re a parent, it’s important to replace your selfishness with selflessness. It’s not about you anymore. The difference between a good dad and a great dad is your ability to sacrifice. Seems like common sense to most of us, but I’m

Parenting

“Being a strong father”

Be the type of father who shows confidence, commitment, and strength, so your children will believe they can be confident, committed and strong too. How often we forget that our children are watching our every move. When our kids are young they

Parenting

“When I became a father…”

When I became a father, I still wasn’t ready to trade in my punk records for a suit and tie. I’ve always felt the best example I could set as a dad was to follow my heart. More importantly what my friend

There are three things your child is never too old to need to hear from you. 1. I’m proud of you. 2. I believe in you. 3. I love you.

It’s no secret that Onnit has helped me change my life entirely. From the way the mission of their company resonates with me, to their dedication to functional fitness and positive growth, they truly are a company I can stand behind. With

If you are a skateboarder, than you know who Kerry Getz is. One of the rawest skateboarders, he was consistent and technical on his board in a way that left me constantly in awe. To this day, you are hard pressed to

Everyday

“Are we raising victims?”

As parents are we preparing our children for the real world, or are we helping them create a become victims? Pretty recently I saw some trust fund kids on national news arguing why they think college should be free, and in the

Another day passes by and the news is filled with terrible tragedy. It’s hard not to become jaded, or almost feel like you are used to it, waiting for the next calamity to show its ugly face again. My heart goes out

This is for my hardcore dads. Youth of Today is the ultimate parenting manual. Let me explain. I have had questions in the past quite a few times about advice in being a better parent. Many of us have commented that there