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  • The Apple Watch: A Dad’s Opinion

    The Apple Watch: A Dad’s Opinion

    Apple Watch reviews are everywhere. You can visit any major tech site and see in-depth reviews of every feature, software bug, pro, con, and whatever else you’d like. Instead of beating a dead horse, I’m going to talk about how the Apple Watch has helped meRead More »
  • What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition

    What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition

    This list is ever-changing, but I thought it would be fun to make a list of the podcasts I listen to most often and to get suggestions from all of you on some good ones that are missing from the lineup.Read More »
  • The Challenge of a Good Work-Life Balance

    The Challenge of a Good Work-Life Balance

    Let me start off by saying that I might not have always been the best person to write about work-life balance. Earlier in my career, I felt that it was a badge of honor to put in extra hours. Maybe someone would notice.Read More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 3

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 3

    We have already covered how to best organize your information and make a local backup in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, so you are off to a great start. In this installment, I’ll look at the vast array of cloud backup options to make sure you’ll be protected if something happensRead More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 2

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 2

    In the previous article, I discussed backup strategies and how to get organized to best deal with your data. This time, I’ll walk you though some options to make the local copy of all of your important files.Read More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 1

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 1

    Life sometimes feels chaotic in general, but once you start thinking of how important your digital assets are, it can be overwhelming. Think about it for a minute. Photos of your children, writings, school work, art. So many things that are created and stored on a computer are irreplaceable, yet the average person doesRead More »
  • First Time Dad: Surviving the First Two Weeks

    First Time Dad: Surviving the First Two Weeks

    Hey dads or soon-to-be dads! I thought it would be fun to share my experiences and some thoughts I have about preparing to be a dad and how to survive those first couple of weeks home with your new baby. Hopefully some of my ideas can make things just a little bit easier for youRead More »
  • Frugal Ways to Invest your Change

    Frugal Ways to Invest your Change

    Every family has one sitting around. Maybe it’s on your dresser, stuffed in your closet, or tucked in the corner of your room. Maybe your kids even have their own. That’s right, I’m talking about a change jar. For years, our family tradition has been to empty our pockets at the end of the dayRead More »
  • Family Password Management

    Family Password Management

    Passwords are a big deal these days.  You see it on the news – don’t write your passwords down, make them long and complicated, change them often, and definitely never reuse them.  As a busy dad and husband, I'm lucky to remember to tie my shoes on the way out the door, let alone aContinue reading →Read More »
  • Shared Family Calendar – No More Scheduling Issues!

    Shared Family Calendar – No More Scheduling Issues!

    Picture a relaxing Sunday morning.  I just woke up and am looking forward to making a nice espresso and reading the morning news, only to be greeted by an impatient wife asking if I was ready to go.  Apparently, I agreed to go somewhere a month ago, and of course I forgot about it untilContinue reading →Read More »

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