AoM Journaling Challenge Day 20: On Nostalgia & Grad School

Babies bring life delays everywhere, force you to prioritize time in different ways, and consider the past and the future. I put the daily challenge on hold until things were a little more stable, but here we are: Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Think about the period of your life in Continue Reading →

First Two Weeks of Being a Dad

I’ve survived my first 2 weeks of being a dad. For me, fatherhood is a journey that I have been on since I first found out I was becoming a father and a dad. The adventure kicked off in a whole new way with baby Alexander’s physical arrival. Fatherhood and by automatic Continue Reading →

Welcoming our first child

It’s official! Our inside baby has officially become an outside baby and we have welcomed our first child into our home. We have taken his arrival in stride since we have been preparing for so long. Christine and I agreed I could tweet about his arrival until the point where her Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 19: Deep Listening

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Reflect on your romantic relationship(s), and identify one area in which you’d like to improve. Be it your wife, fiance, or new girlfriend, there’s sure to be something you can do to make the relationship even better. If you don’t have a romantic partner in your Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 18: Tangible Connections

  Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Identify one project you’d like to complete with your hands. There’s something special about a man doing work with his bare hands, and most men today have lost that. Maybe you want to start a garden, or build a workbench in your garage. Maybe you’ve Continue Reading →

Pondering Parenthood- Fears & Uncertainties

This may be the last weekend before full-fledged parenthood with an “outside” baby. The baby’s due date is March 10th and while everyone keeps on telling us that first pregnancies usually run late, I keep reminding everyone that I was born 8 days ahead of my due date. Babies arrive Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 17: Examining my birth year

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Hop on the internet and search for the biggest news stories in the year you were born. Infoplease is a great resource for this. Think about how these news stories, or even statistics, may have shaped your childhood or who you are today. For example, the Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 16: Imagine a book about me

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Imagine that someone has decided to write a book about your life, just up to this point. What would the cover blurb say? Be honest here. Is it kind of boring? Are you happy with it? Now imagine what you’d like that blurb to say at Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 14: Experiencing Poetry by Hannah Drake

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Write a review of some form of entertainment you recently took in. Whether book or movie or TV show or Broadway play, write out what you liked and didn’t like about it. Was the acting/writing good? Could you follow the story? Is there anything you can Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 13: On Worry

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Perform a mind dump of everything you’re worried about. From the leaky dishwasher to your family member’s poor health — get it all out. Dwight D. Eisenhower did it, and it significantly helped him manage his stress. Just as your body needs to…cleanse itself of waste, Continue Reading →