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GetActive 2017-03-18T00:03:03+00:00

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 both do together, which is why we’ve compiled some ideas for different hobbies you and your child can enjoy together.     Which type of Hobby? Before you start buying sporting [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

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 | August 31st, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

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 friends and families.  We are so thankful.  If you would like to receive a bi-weekly summary of articles like this, please fill out our subscription form below.  We are very [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

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 a rapid pace, but at what cost? More parents are shying away from unstructured play outside for fear of possible dirt, stains or damaged clothing. If this sounds like you, [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

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 | March 30th, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

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 | February 24th, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

“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 | February 22nd, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

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 filled with the stories of birth parents coming back for their child. I thought about the unrelenting chaos from the extended family, and the thought that our boy would have [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|52 Traits, Be Adventurous|

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 plus an extra twenty minutes. Trying to waste time by stroking artificial, vibrating reindeer; powered from the socket on the wall by a lead, coming out of its arse and [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Poems|
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All of my most vivid memories are connected to adventure!  Camping for the first time, traveling across the country, my first field trip, you name it.  It is my duty as a father to get my children outside and get them active.  – Julian Caldwell Founder @GetConnectDAD