The Sleep Is Coming Back

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DISCLOSURE ******I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. The last time that we talked about sleep we were talking about a healthy shut-eye strategy. We discussed how my wife was going to try a few different methods […]

SLEEP! Get Back Here

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DISCLOSURE*****I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. A few days ago I talked about my wife’s insomnia and how it has had an impact on my life as well as the lives of the my wife and […]

Living With Bipolar

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It was a normal night at home with my,then, girlfriend. We were talking and then got into a little argument that quickly esculated into her being curled up in a corner rocking back and forth. I was freaked out! Nothing I could say or do was going to calm the situation down. The only thing […]

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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The morning started with a lot of butterflies and excitement.The previous day, we were supposed to go out on an afternoon excursion but the water was a little rough for the kids. The lady working the counter gave us the information and invited us back the next morning. So it was time to get up […]

The Day Of The BBE July 9TH 2001

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The nurses had stopped the contractions with medicine about three times now. Wouldn’t you know it, now mom had to be induced. We went in to River Park Hospital early that morning. The doctor came by, on his early rounds, and ordered the IV medicine to be started as he broke mom’s water. Now, we […]

That Amazing 4th Of July 10 Years Ago

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On the night of, July 3rd 2004, my wife started having contractions. We were still a few weeks away from the baby’s due date at that time. As the night progressed, the contractions became unbearable for Kas so we headed to the hospital to check things out. My wife’s doctor was concerned about the baby […]

That Little Bit Of Disney Magic Made Everything Okay For A Minute

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It had been a long couple of months for our family. My wife Kas had lost her mother at 48 years old and roughly a month later the grandmother that had practically raised her. Kas was going through the hardest time and I didn’t know what to do. I remember telling the kids about their […]

I Went To The Chicago Auto Show

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It happened. I finally made it to the Chicago Auto Show. My wife went last year and had planned a trip to go this year but the Florida sun called her name and she just couldn’t resist. She asked me to go and I packed my bags and went. Over the next couple of weeks, […]

For Daddy’s Girl

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We had our son and now it was time for my little princess. Bella, your mom and I were in Pigeon Forge doing a little Christmas shopping. I remember her being sick and we both looked at each other and said “TEST” at the same time. We went and bought a pregnancy test and went […]

What Did I Do Wrong?

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My wife Kas comes to me and says,”Hey,can you get off work on February 5th, 6th, and 7th?” I said, I don’t know why? “Because it’s the Chicago Auto Show and I need you to go.” Okay, let me see what I can do. I get it all worked out and tell her and then […]