Few Things Are More Important

In today’s world, where kids are increasingly attached to their screens, instilling a sense of adventure is paramount.  Our role is vital in making adventure a part of their life.

Hobbies You Can Share With Your Child

Bonding with your child is an important part of our lives as a parent, we want to be able to talk to our children, have fun with them and be the one they confide in when they are in trouble. Part of bonding is finding things that you can [...]

What is Geocaching? If you haven’t tried it, you are MISSING OUT!

Have you ever seen someone seem suspicious near a tree, lamppost, sign or anywhere else? Well, they might be doing something called Geocaching or they may actually be doing something dodgy! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

By | 2017-08-31T23:50:41+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: |0 Comments

Digital Nomad Mastery Interview With Julian Caldwell – GetConnectDad

Check out Ricky Shetty's Families Grand Adventure: http://www.DaddyBlogger.com LIKE them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daddyblogger SUBSCRIBE to them on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/tokyoricky FOLLOW them on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tokyoricky GetConnectDad is growing at an incredible pace because parents are actively sharing what we are doing with their [...]

By | 2017-12-19T10:21:01+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, FAMILY ACTIVITIES|0 Comments

Let Them Be Kids: Why Playtime Is So Important

If you get a chance, drive down the neighborhood streets in your town. How many houses have children playing outside – really playing outside in the dirt, rain or sand and not sitting on the front porch with a tablet in their hand? Technology may move society forward at [...]

By | 2017-05-16T22:58:24+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What are your #LAWNGOALS?

Holy cow, we can’t wait for the spring to actually arrive here in Omaha. Mother Nature teased us a few weeks ago with weather more like May than February and it did nothing to keep us excited about winter weather. In an attempt to get our plan in order, Laurie and I made our first purchase for the spring season: an outdoor furniture set for the patio we installed last year. (She also created a list called Julian’s #lawngoals… more on that later)

By | 2017-04-05T15:21:14+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: |0 Comments

Ever Tried Cow Foot Soup?

Have you ventured outside your comfort zone lately? Perhaps it is time, try it for your children. They’ll love it. In our never-ending quest to be adventurous and unique at our dinner table, my wife and I are always looking for new and interesting vegetables, cuts of meat, and cooking techniques. We admit…we are foodies, but more on that topic later. One of our techniques at the grocery store is to “walk the outermost aisles only”. This encourages you to stay in the produce, meat, and dairy sections while avoiding the sections containing processed or packaged foods. We are especially keen to this technique because our diet is primarily made up of vegetables, eggs, fish, nuts, and some fruit. Occasionally, when we have a few extra menu items we need to plan but lack the inspiration, we visit the meat department. Then it is time to “close our eyes and pick something”.

By | 2017-02-24T15:40:53+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|0 Comments

“You are being awful calm about all of this” – The Adventure Begins

It was 8:00 a.m. and I finally located my car and looking at it, I wanted to cry, and as tears welled up in my eyes, my son looked at me and hugged my leg. He said, “Mommy is my toys in there?” I said, “Yes, honey they are, all of our things is in there.” The car was full of my son’s toys, clothes, and all of our personal belongings. The big toys were on top of the car. I put my son in the passenger seat and we drove it over to our little travel trailer and started to unload some of his toys to play with. At this point, my soon to be ex-husband arrived with his girlfriend in tow.

By | 2017-02-22T22:54:26+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|0 Comments

Why an Open Adoption Was Just What We Needed

I didn’t want an open adoption. We were no strangers to the adoption process having “survived” our first adoption and we were comfortable with the fact that our oldest boy Eli’s birth family would have nothing to do with how he was going to be raised. My head was [...]

By | 2017-05-09T23:40:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The big scary monster in a red suit

So we enter the door with the sign saying grotto. Behind other parents holding hands of other infants thinking they're all on death row. And so we wait, and to me for what seems like an eternity, so to a child, bloody hell it must seem like an eternity [...]

By | 2016-12-05T00:03:47+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Poems|Tags: , |0 Comments

Holiday Trip Ahead? Here are Some Accommodation Options

Holidays are wonderful: it’s that magical time when you finally get to be more focused on yourself, your friends and family. Holiday spirit is around us and we can finally take some time off work and spend it taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. Sometimes, this means [...]

By | 2016-12-03T11:09:52+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: |0 Comments

It’s simple! Just #GetACTIVE and #GetOutside

As the colder temperatures roll in, it can be difficult to stay motivated and active, as a family. The days are getting shorting, the air is getting crisper, and that couch and your Roku player are seeming more and more like the best scenario. But as parents, we need [...]

By | 2017-06-30T00:01:02+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What do you want life to look like?

Yesterday, my wife and I were talking outside the RV while our daughter napped. The topic of conversation was life. Specifically, "what do you want life to look like?" It's an awkward conversation to have without talking about money. In years past, we let finances make decisions for us. [...]

By | 2016-12-03T11:11:37+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward, Be Adventurous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stronger Than Ever. The Power Of Never Giving Up

“You can be tired after the game” I must have said it a million times already, to my boys and the kids I coach. We are just wrapping up the football season, and I hope if we have taught the kids anything is to work hard and be resilient. I [...]

By | 2016-12-03T11:11:40+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be Resilient|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

True Positivism

The most positive thing we can do in our children’s lives is, to be honest with them. As parents, we always want our kids to be happy, be positive and have a great outlook on life. As a coach, I can see a different side that I would never get to [...]

By | 2016-12-03T11:11:43+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be Positive|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Family Life as a Full-Time RVer and Why You Should Consider It

RV living is more than living small with the option to travel. It’s a lifestyle that has forced us to live outside our boundaries on almost every level. And living outside our borders, we see the world in a different light. We’re full-time RVers raising a family on the road. [...]

By | 2016-12-03T11:11:45+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be Personable|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

It was his first real holiday, only a few days away for the country and western festival in Brean. He was so excited about going on holiday even though he didn't know what a holiday was! We told him there would be cowboys there and when I got my [...]

By | 2016-12-03T11:11:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Unstoppable Force

I thought I was persistent, and then I had my youngest child Alonzo. Ever since he was a baby he was the most relentless and stubborn person I have ever met in my life. We claim that he finally slept through the night when he was four, but he is [...]

Just take a break

They say patience is a virtue, and I will admit it is one I don’t have. I have learned more about being patient since having kids, that I did the rest of my life. I am the most impatient and relentless person I have ever met; the kind of impatient [...]

Get Out, It’s actually quite hard to go wrong.

If you're like me you'll be reading this with your trousers (pants) around your ankles, an imaginary Hamlet cigar on the go and a gradually fading pneumatic thud from the bathroom door. It's not getting quieter, Your just getting better at zoning it out. I am a full time dad [...]

Be Healthy

Key Takeaways So for me, there are 3 key areas to focus on which can help us to be healthy and they are: The Mind (i.e. mental attitude) Diet Exercise 10 mins of Mindfulness Meditation each day, ideally first thing each morning helps big time. A low cholesterol diet [...]

By | 2016-12-03T11:16:10+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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