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#30DayLifeLaunch (Day 14 through Forever) – Single Dad, Parents Article

This 30-day Life Launch Challenge was something I started because I was in a rut, and I honestly had no idea how to get out of it. I only knew, from experience, that just doing the right things (even if I had to force myself to do so) would help me figure it out.And do you know what I figured out with certainty?First, I learned that when I’m doing something so personal, it doesn’t feel right to me to share…

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Shoveling Away All the Bullshit – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 11) – Single Dad, Parents Article

Do you know what I’ve learned doing this #30DayLifeLaunch challenge?I’ve learned that…. Hm. Weird. It does not matter how much excitement I have or how much effort I give to launching my life into the right direction if there is still all sorts of bullshit cluttering the ins and outs of my daily thinking.Don’t get me wrong. I’ve had an awesome last week on this challenge.I started working out. I jumped straight into it the first time I worked out…

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The 40 Nerdiest Jokes Only Nerds Will Get – Single Dad, Parents Article

Over on Facebook, I asked I simply posted, “tell me the nerdiest joke you know.” I had a feeling you might deliver, and I was right.Thank you for speaking my nerd language. These are 40 of my favorites…Check them out here.Check them out here.Check them out here.Check them out here.Check them out here.Check them out here.Check them out here.Check them out here.Previous articleUmmm… Nice Try Derailing This – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 4)Next articleShoveling Away All the Bullshit – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 11)Dan…

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Ummm… Nice Try Derailing This – Single Dad, Parents Article

A very wise person recently told me (after hearing about my #30DayLifeLaunch challenge) that I should be prepared because the universe would most likely test my resolve to climb out of this rut I’ve been in. My motivation was through the roof as I finished up with day three just FIVE DAYS AGO (oops), and I took this person’s advice with a half grin and a grain of salt. What could possibly derail me?Well… Sigh. On what was supposed to be…

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Blood, Sweat, and Beer – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 3 – Single Dad, Parents Article

I couldn’t avoid it… The to-do list…Day 3 of the #30DayLifeLaunch challenge wasn’t about diets or eating better. It wasn’t about getting my workouts going. It wasn’t about good sleep. It wasn’t about doing the things I love doing but haven’t been.Nope. I was going to tackle, and all in one day, my project to-do list.I have had these to-dos stacking up higher and higher over the months, and there is no doubt that their looming need has cast an…

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Not How I Expected to Start This Challenge – Single Dad, Parents Article

After yesterday’s journaling to get this #30DayLifeLaunch challenge going, I sat down and made a serious to-do list to get me officially launched on day 2. I was going to do so many things to launch myself into this challenge, starting with a bunch of projects I’ve been neglecting. Instead, I spent the entire day in a way I never expected to spend it.I went to bed on day 1 and I could not sleep. It wasn’t because I was…

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The Blatant Truth of What Needs to Change: #30DayLifeLaunch – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’m actually pretty damned excited to do this #30DayLifeLaunch challenge with you all. Today is day one of 30, and my goal is to not miss a single day.I want to just jump into making life better now that I’m officially committed to doing so. After all, I have known for a while what’s most obviously missing and what I most obviously need to start doing. I also am fully aware that there may be some things that I need to do…

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Bleh. It’s Time. Who Wants to Join Me for a #30DayLifeLaunch? – Single Dad, Parents Article

Labor Day is behind us. Summer is finally over. The days are going to get shorter for a while, and we aren’t that far away from cold, drab, blah days.What better time to start a new life challenge and actually stick to it?!In the past, I attempted to do a one year, 365 day challenge. I didn’t last too long with it. While beautiful in concept, a full year is just too long a goal to stay committed to. It…

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Junior Bleeping High?! – Single Dad, Parents Article

Junior high. Holy shit. Today my son started junior high.Preschool… ✅Kindergarten… ✅Grades 1-6… ✅Do you remember when I started this blog and none of those boxes had been checked yet? I’m pretty sure it was last week. If you weren’t around back then, it looked something like this…And this…And this…And this…And this…It definitely didn’t look anything like this…Or this…Or definitely not this…It didn’t look like…Hairy legs, and hairy armpits, and little mustaches, and square chins.It definitely didn’t look like…Adult-sized clothing,…

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An Ode to Summer (Finally) Ending – Single Dad, Parents Article

As I lay here hiding in my bedroom, rocking to and fro, trying not to go absolutely nuts, I ended up writing this poem about summer and what it’s like to be a parent by the end of this glorious season! Enjoy.The world got warm,Then inched closer to hotThe closer summer crept,The more excited we gotSo many more fun-filledPacked days with my childWe’d go places and do thingsAnd live rather wildVacations, and road trips,And sight seeing galoreSun lines, sun tans,…

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