day to day

On the everyday life of a SAHD

Lessons in forgetting your soccer ball

This was originally published in Portland Family Magazine In our house the arrival of spring means soccer. Well, it means local soccer since the boys and I are obsessed with the game in every season. Spring means the Timbers are back and the Thorns aren’t far behind. It means the boys’ rec teams are back in action, and I am back… Read more →

And baby makes 5!

April 6th 2015 Beautiful and I welcomed our newest boy into the now basketball sized team Rohl. Harlan Walter Rohl named after Beautiful’s paternal grandfather and my uncle. Both men died before we ever got a chance to know them but from all stories they were wonderful men. I now need a third “blog name” for this little guy to… Read more →

A little give to balance the take

That elusive idea of balance seems to never be realized in our house. Balance between work and play, family and community, free time and responsibilities is always tipped in one direction or the other. Then we overcompensate tossing the other end of the teeter totter flying into the air and out of balance all over again. The latest iteration of this… Read more →

Anxiety by proxy

He’s been the one most excited and the one most conflicted about the coming addition to our family. Our little Segundo is seeing the biggest transition in his role in our family and we are seeing that played out in a changing array of anxieties and excitement. When he heard the  you couldn’t get the smile off his face. He… Read more →

That Summertime Sadness

This has been a summer of adventure for the boys as they have now spent more time away from home then they have sleeping in their own beds. The summer kicked off with a visit to North Carolina where we had a great time with family, I got to sample cocktails in an underground whiskey club, and the boys organized… Read more →

But don’t worry daddy, we took care of the problem

It had been a long day. Not that there was any one thing that I could point at to say this is why I needed a break, it had just been a long day. So when my sister-in-law left for the store and I was left responsible for my nephew and my two boys I took the opportunity to grab… Read more →