Day Trip Ideas for Los Angeles with Kids

With  Christmas break on its way, I’ve been asked more than once…”My kids are off, what fun ideas do you have?” Obviously we all need to get out and explore our cities, get out from in front of the screen. And in this day and age, that is no easy task. So here are a…

Anxiety:A year of learning patience

I have been so hesitant to dig into blogging on parenthood, for fear that I would come off as a “know-it-all.” I don’t have all the answers and I don’t want to pretend that I do, but let me share a victory my wife and I have experienced recently. Let me take you back to…

Fishing Teaches Kids Perserverance

As my family gets set to head out on another camping trip to the Eastern Sierras, it’s time to take inventory of my fishing gear. My kids love to shop for new bait as we recall what worked last year and what we’ve been reading is working well this year. This year we decided to…

Wage Hope: The Pancreatic Cancer Battle Cry

Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease, largely because it goes undetected until it is too late. My grandfather lost his battle with the disease a few years back and ever since we have participated in an annual 5k to raise funds for research and to bring awareness to the cause. It was at that time…

Rick’s Sports Center: A Mammoth Treasure

My family just got back from another great camping trip in the Eastern Sierras. We love camping because it’s an escape from our constantly moving world. There’s only two ways to tell time for us, light and dark. As long as there is light we can fish, hike, and explore. As darkness fell it is…

Summer Fun On A Budget In Southern California

I’m blessed with a ton of time over the summer with my kids. I love driving them around Los Angeles and Orange Counties exploring the sights, but it sure can get expensive in a hurry. So over the years I’ve rounded up a some solid spots that don’t break the bank and quite honestly, the…

Stay In The Moment With The RE Camera

I am a social media fanatic. I love posting photos and updates, but I hate being taken out of the moment and getting a look from my wife and kids. Enter the RE camera by HTC. This is such a fun device it just brings a smile to my face thinking about it. At first…

Unplug And Go Camping

My family is looking forward to our third trip to the Eastern Sierras this summer. We gave camping a shot just two years ago and now it feels like I can’t imagine life without it. I’m as guilty as they come when it comes to screen time, yet I can’t wait to get away from…