DIY Fatherhood | Art And Murals For The Baby Room

As we prepared to decorate the baby room for baby number 1, I looked at some wall art to put up but it was all so expensive.  So I decided hey, it’s not everyday you have open walls you can just paint on! why not just play around and see if some DIY art is a viable option, and if not or we mess up we can always paint over it.  But it actually turned out great!  And it was super easy.  Basically I used a cheap projector I picked up at Walmart to project whatever google image or collage of images I wanted onto the wall and then just traced over it.  So simple yet effective.  Who knew?

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Dad Life | If You’re Exhausted You’re Doing It Right

After a long day in the trenches struggling to take care of my family, sacrificial leadership can amount to a herculean task.  Sometimes it’s tempting to think I’m being slighted or that it shouldn’t be this hard and to start casting blame or to be bitter.  But I constantly have to remind myself: it’s not supposed to be easy.  It can be, and some days are easier than others, but at the end of the day we’re men, and God has called us to the struggle.

Putting In Time | Daddy Daughter Date With Number 1

I love the idea of dad/daughter dates even from a young age.  I think fun one on one adventures is important to bonding and attachment not only for the kids but for parents too.  I took Gentry on a bike ride around the neighborhood in her ridiculous getup and explored the park and the little pond.  Not a bad way to pass the time and turns out…it ended up being pretty fun 🙂

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Still not a fan of the splash park

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