DADDY DEAL FOR MAY 19

Most of us parents couldn’t be teachers, I know I couldn’t. But with summer coming up soon and the kids won’t be distance learning, we parents are going to need some things to keep these children busy. Here are some ideas:

Here is a book full of STEM Activities children can do.

Let them get hands on with this set of 5 STEM kits.

If your kid has a green thumb, here’s a great way for them to see how plants work underneath us!

DADDY DEAL FOR MAY 15

HEY YA’LL! I know ya’ll been in the house for a while, but don’t sit around and get that quarantine 15 added to that body! Check out a few product that can keep you in shape!

Use Promo Code 80OU2L6L for 80% off if it doesn’t automatically add at checkout! Use Promo Code 80VXKHGU for 80% off if it doesn’t automatically add at checkout

1st Daddy Deal!!!

What’s up ya’ll! Here’s my first Daddy Deal ever! This deal will last until May 22 or until sold out! So use the following promo code to get 80% off if it doesn’t automatically add the discount once you ready to checkout! Amazon may only allow 1 promo code per transaction.

This electronic drawing board can be used for school or office work or to leave little notes! Click the picture to purchase from Amazon!

PROMO CODE: 80JQUE3L

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Chapter 37

Starting Chapter 37

This past year was full of ups and downs. From starting a new hobby, to visiting a new country, to celebrating 10 years of being married to my best friend, to starting a new job, to date nights, to daddy daughter dances, to death of friends, to spending time with friamily, to comedy shows, to meeting famous people, to Broadway shows, Chapter 36 was pretty eventful.

This past year taught me a lot, and in taking those lessons I’ve learned, Chapter 37 will be a great year. Here are some of the things I’m taking with me:

1.       I’m using my PTO. At my last job, I was so stressed at work that the thought of using my PTO would put me further behind in work and in some cases, frowned upon by management. So I didn’t use it or if I did, I worked from home. Being in my new position for a while now, they actually encourage it, so I will take my PTO.

2.       I’m going to do better at keeping in touch. I try to keep in contact with people mainly thru social media, but starting today, they’ll be more phone calls, more visits, more game nights, more double dates, etc.

3.       I’m going to learn something new. I had 5 goals last year I wanted to reach, and some of them I didn’t reach, but in that process I did learn new things and accomplished some other things I didn’t know I wanted to do. So now, this year, there’s not a set number to reach, but a “let’s see how many” I can learn.

4.       I will teach my daughter something new as often as I can. As a parent, one of my main focuses in life is to make sure I, along with my wife, teach my daughter as many things as I can. Whether it’s about handy work, cars, grass, etc, my focus is to make sure she knows we tried. So she’ll be learning a lot of things not only from us, but from experiences we introduce her too as well.

5.      I will make new memories with old and new friends.  

These are things I need to work on, because I’m not perfect in any way, shape or form, but I can do better at trying.  Hopefully they work for me and I’m sharing with you. Everyone is different and everyone has had different experiences so these things may not work for you. But if they do, let me know! 

What else would  you add you this list?

I’m off to enjoy my day and birthday weekend. As I celebrate, I look back at some of the stupid things I did when I was younger and think to myself “I’m surprised I made it this far.” I’m truly blessed and I know I can’t take that for granted. Thank you for all the thoughtful texts, calls, and messages. I truly appreciate it them. Love you guys! A special thank you to my wonderful wife. Thank you for making me a better person, a better husband, and a better father. I love you more than word could ever express. Thank you.

My Greatest Fear as A Father

I really couldn’t sleep well last night. It was weird. For some reason, this celebrity death hit different. I was super emotional all day after. As an athlete, specifically a basketball player, Kobe was one of the players everyone my generation wanted to play like (Either him of Jordan). He played hard and gave everything he had. But now as a father, to know he was in the helicopter crash  with one of his daughter strikes a serious nerve.  The way he interacted with his girls, the way he talked about them, showed he truly, unconditionally loved them. One of my greatest fears is not being able to protect my family. I think that one of every father’s/husband’s greatest fear. Kobe, along with Coach John Altobelli, lived through that fear in real life and I know it’s what hurting me the most.

We all grieve different. We all have feelings. Even though I didn’t know Kobe, his daughter Gianna, or any of the others involved in the terrible crash, I’m still sad. You don’t get the opportunity to tell someone how to feel. We all react to different situations differently. Console and be there for them. There’s a little kid who just lost his idol. There is a generation who grew up watching him on TV and we’re all hurting in some way.

Those are all the words I have because it still hurts. Even writing about Kobe in a past tense feels unreal.

Rest in Peace Kobe and Gianna Bryant, John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli,  Sarah and Payton Cheste,  Christina Mauser, and Ara Zobayan.

GB

Sea Moss – Scoop 1

Aye! First post of the year! I’m hoping to write more this year to keep a steady flow, but I have a few more things I want to put on my plate so I’ll see how that turns out.

Like a lot of people every year. We all decide to get back in decent shape. I started in December, but I’m noticing my body ain’t what it used to be. I would like to be around when mini me gets older so I need to figure out different ways to stay in shape than just the same old gym routine.

So not too long ago, a friend of mine posted up a video talking about Sea Moss and the benefits it has for the body. We had similar athletic backgrounds with present pain associated with playing sports. For me, its mainly bad knees (left knee surgery ’09, current osteoarthritis), back and neck pain, and crispity, crackity joints. Working out is painful, so I can only do low impact, non-stressful activities on joints, which really limits to what I can do. So my wife was like you should look into it. So I did. I read a few articles and watch a few videos on Dr. Sebi’s take on it and decided I would try it out. Although Sea Moss isn’t regulated by the FDA, I figured it could be any worse than some of the stuff that is (take 1 too many Aspirins, it’ll be the last headache you’ll ever have.)

So I bought a bag of Sea Moss Gold online from my friend’s recommendation. (If the Sea Moss helps, I’ll share where I got it from). It came in a giant Capri-Sun like pouch and it is truly a gel textured substance. It has a slight scent of sea-water, but not strong enough to stank up your house. The pouch was 16 ounces, so I will do a tablespoon a day until it’s empty. Last night was scoop 1. It wasn’t hard to swallow, but I almost gagged due to knowing what it smelt like. It’s one of those substances that you can taste the smell, but it wasn’t as bad as my mind was making it. I chased it with some water and all was fine.
Throughout the night, I wasn’t for sure if it was the dinner I ate or the Sea Moss, but I was a little gassy. Nothing serious, but noticeable. My next update will probably be on scoop 7 and we’ll see how far I’ve come. I’m hoping to reduce the body pain to allow myself to work out a little hard again.
Have a great week!

GB

Into 2020 We Go

We’ve made it through another year!

I know it’s cheesy, but if you think about it, look at what you’ve been through this year and how much you’ve grown. I’ve seen a lot of ya’ll buy new houses & new cars, start businesses, start new jobs and careers, have well deserved retirements, start families, leave bad situations, improve and grow current situations, get healthier, travel more, and so much more. We’ve been blessed to have made it this far, so let’s keep it going in 2020.

This year, let’s live with ambition, let’s dream bigger, let’s love harder and love better, let’s inspire and be inspired, let’s spread integrity, let’s embrace honor, let’s seek tranquility, let’s celebrate each other, let’s laugh with each other (not at each other), let’s encourage, and always, let’s believe tomorrow will be a greater day.

Happy New Year Ya’ll! Let’s continue to grow together!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

As 2019 comes to an end, I want to say thank you to all of you who took the time and shared my pain, my laughs, and my experiences. Hopefully in 2020, we’ll continue to grow together, grow mentally, financially, spiritually, and all ways possible. 2019 has been full of new experiences and opportunities. While we build on those in 2020, we’re going to step out of our comfort zones and branch out to new things. Let’s grow together yall!

My family and I would like to wish you and your a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a Happy New Year!

Lessons I Learned from 10 Years Of Marriage

A decade ago, I “sang” my vows to my wife… yea, you read that right… I sang the vows song from the Jamie Foxx show and man, was I past nervous… I knew I sounded a hot mess, but in my mind, I was good… but it was all for a special day.

My wife and I had been together almost 5 years (with a lil break in there) before we got married. So all together, 15 years we’ve been together. There have been ups and downs, trial and tribulations throughout that time, but we fought thru it. Our marriage has not been perfect, but we vowed to stay true to each other and walk hand and hand thru whatever issue tested us. And 10 years later, we’re still hand and hand, strong gripped too.
So in honor of our 10 year anniversary, here some things I’ve learned since being married:
1) Marriage is not easy. You have made a promise to each other to keep the other happy thru thick and thin, sickness and health, til death do yall part. Throw in a life’s fancy work, expectations of family, friends, and society, and now the fun begins.
2) Communication and comprehension go a long way. Yes, there will be a misunderstanding here or there, but everyone is human. Most times, it’s better to lay things out on the table so the whole picture can be seen.
3) Compromising is very valuable in a marriage. Not only do husbands and wives view problems differently, but both come from 2 different backgrounds, so there will be different opinions on a lot of things, but there are ways to meet in the middle that can tickle both fancies.
4) Laugh with each other, not at each other. There will be days where the stress of life will try to keep you down, so if your spouse is kicking you while your down, that could add fuel to the fire.
5) This one is simple: Trust God.
Being married has brought me more joy and bliss than I could ever dream of. The Mrs. and I are more in love now and hopefully these few tips can help in your relationship. Happy Anniversary Babe, I can’t wait to see what the next 1000000000 years bring!
One love
GB