Monthly Archives: June 2013

Going Somewhere With No Place to Go

Being way overdue for some away time together, the Farmer's Daughter and I decided to go on a little trip of our own.The thing is, we're leaving today (on a jet plane), and we have no idea where we're going yet.

This is Beautiful You

Every Sunday I take the photos of you and the people you love, and I share them here because, well, I think we're all pretty dang beautiful.

Because. People Really Are Good. Part III.

From kind donations, to simple acts of kindness, to just the right words at the right time, these 24 short true stories are proof that people really are good.

24 More of the Creepiest Things Ever Said by Kids

If you have kids, you know that sometimes they say things that, well, let's be honest... creeps you the heck out. These are 24 (more) of my favorite "creepy" kid stories.

I Went Out to Find a Friend

Based on a True Story of self-pity, depression, despair, and the moment when the universe wouldn't let me be a cranky turd anymore. Plus, stick figures are fun.

50 More Random Facts I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know

I thought I knew everything. But... apparently I don't. Check out all these NEW fun facts I've accidentally learned over the past couple months.

The 21 BEST Feelings in the World

From kicking off your shoes after a long day, to babies falling asleep on you, to paying off that last loan payment, these are the 21 BEST feelings in the world.

Jonathan Marcus: Dreamer & Dance Teacher

Last weekend, the Farmer's Daughter and I dug an old box of wigs out of my garage and we ended up making... Ummm... This... Video... You're welcome and we're sorry in advance.

The Farmer’s Daughter & the Blogger’s Son

As a single dad, it has always been scary beyond scary to introduce anyone I'm dating to my child. His heart is my heart and my heartbreak is going to be his. Today I look at how it has all played out with the woman I love.

This is Beautiful You – LBGT Edition!

Finally, my favorite post of the week! Every Sunday morning I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Facebook wall, and I post them here. I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everybody else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the followers here at SDL. More than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each can be.Anyway, thank you for sharing a small part of yourselves. It’s my honor to put the spotlight on you today. This is beautiful you.Tag someone in the comments and tell us all why they're beautiful!If you’d like to send in photos to be considered for a future “This is beautiful you” and other future blog posts, please post them on the Facebook wall (we need lots more!). Only upload photos that you don’t...

You Shall Now Be Entertained With the Stupidest Things Ever

So, yesterday Instagram introduced Instagram video. And... You shall now all be entertained with the stupidest things ever. Such as my first two Instagram videos

23 of the Creepiest Things Ever Said by Kids

If you have kids, you know that sometimes they say things that, well, let's be honest... creeps you the heck out. These are 23 of my favorite "creepy" kid stories.

How the Truth Box is Messing Me Up

Truth Box
I have struggled with an occasional onslaught of unhealthy thoughts the past few months in my relationship that has otherwise been beautiful. Finally, I realized why.

More Embarrassing Moments – Short Poem Style!

We all have embarrassing moments. Some are downright humiliating and hilarious. These are your most embarrassing moments... in the form of short poetry!

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 25

These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. Yet somehow, it makes everyone so much more beautiful.

Umm… That’s Not a Shirt, Pal

I sent my kid to put on a warmer shirt, and when he emerged (frustrated that his shirt choice wasn't working), I couldn't help but laugh at what wasn't actually a shirt at all.

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Blink, and You Take a Nap

Video (1:28) - I made a deal with my kid. If you can go one minute without blinking, you don't have to take a nap today.

Dad Fail #14

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Birth. Not for Weak Sauce Sissy Boy-Men.

My sister invited me into the room when my nephew was born. It was worse than I ever could have imagined. And I barely saw anything of it at all.

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