About Me


Hello World!! My Name is Nick and I’m a stay at home dad.  My wife and I have 2 daughters.

My oldest daughter Kendall is         Daisypath Happy Birthday tickers

My youngest daughter Natalie is Daisypath Happy Birthday tickers

I am a 31-year-old male who has worked since the age of 16.  I am  fortunate enough that the income my wife brings in  allows me the amazing opportunity to be a stay at home Dad.  That being said I hope to have fun with this.  When I started this page I thought I would post about  sports, animals, movies and anything that I think that is interesting.  In reality it’s really about my kids and the adventures we go through.  Some of it is serious and profound but most is light-hearted and fun.   I am a very open individual so please feel free to share your thoughts (good or bad) and I hope to pass on my amazing experience with the world.  Hopefully I can soften up some men out there that think it is not possible to stay at home or have concerns about how stay at home dads are perceived.  I hope you enjoy this journey because I am making this the time of my life. #1shot

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55 Responses to About Me

  1. ourfavbox says:

    like that you ended this with #1shot but I really hope we have more than 1shot to make it right with them. You are def having an amazing experience and the girls will have an amazing memory, and basically that what childhood is all about #happytear

    • The 1 shot derives from a few things. When I was 18 I lost my dad to lung cancer (he was 50). I try to live my life like we have 1 shot at it. You never know what tomorrow brings. I know I will make mistakes and plenty of them but I just hope when the time comes that I won’t look back wishing I would have done more. It’s more of an overall type of mentality and not just a in this moment kind of thing. I’m glad you like it though and thank you for following the blog………Hope you enjoy #1shot

      • I completely relate. Especially the wanting to be able to look back and know you did the very best you could. Love the hashtag!

      • You’re children are fortunate to have a stay-at-home parent. When you stop to think about it, our children are the only things we have that are eternal. Everything else is temporary. Thanks for publishing your blogs. I tell my grandchildren it is all about the adventure. In fact, the seven year old thinks I’m the “king of adventure”. It doesn’t get any better than that.

      • I lost my father when I was 18 and I always think about the fun adventures I had with him. I try and pass that passion along to my girls every chance I get. Thank you for your comments.

  2. roweeee says:

    Hi Nick,
    Great to meet you and find another parent who sees the beauty in the little things. My kids are about to turn 12 and 10 and I must admit that I’ve enjoyed parenting more over the last couple of years and this year is looking pretty good. My son has just started high school and my daughter now catches a train and a bus to school and arrived home with a Baritone Horn on Friday. It looks half her height but I’m so proud of her and for the band teacher not letting size dictate which instrument she plays.
    I’m sorry to read about your dad passing from lung cancer. I have institial lung disease, a complication from an auto-immune disease. This is why I am at home with my kids. I had chemo two years ago and my lungs are good but I lost all sense of time and my priorities really shifted. I am started to feel more organised and capable of working part-time but with both kids starting new schools this year, getting them settled is my priority. So often, my latest health crisis has held the floor instead.
    I am lucky that I’m able to lead a pretty good life most of the time but the lows get pretty low..especially with winter bugs. I’m sure you know what that means.
    By the way, how often do you hear people talk about what they have gained through spending more time with their kids? I’ve taken up the violin, learned to ski and I’ve even played a Baritone Horn.
    Sometimes, we need to slow down and view the world through a little person’s eyes and wake up to everything we keep on walking past.
    xx Rowena

  3. spearfruit says:

    Good for you Nick, I think it is great you are staying home and taking care of the kids. I did this as much as possible when my kids were much younger. Hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

  4. graveyardnight says:

    I think that there definitely is a stigma about husbands and fathers that stay-at-home. Although, I’m not going to judge, I will say that my hat is off to you. I know that I couldn’t do it. You are giving your daughters memories that they will carry clear into adulthood. You have a lovely family, Nick. You’re proud of them and rightfully so. I will say that I hope your wife treats you with all the love and respect that you deserve. I hope that she appreciates all that you do.

    Best wishes,
    Graveyard Night

  5. Lisa V says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Good for you!!! Dads are incredibly important. I love the fact that you are finding life an adventure with your daughters. Never let someone put you down for staying home with them. When my youngest was born, my farmer husband, took care of him when I went to work. They have some amazing memories together. I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

  7. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post a few days back. I know how difficult and rewarding staying at home with children is. May the hide-and-seek continue 🙂

  8. Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a couple of posts. Hope you come back soon

  9. Jake says:

    Hey,

    I did the exact same thing that you are doing. I have been a stay at home Dad for my two kids for the last five years I think…it goes super fast. It felt like the longest days ever in the beginning, but now they are both in Elementary School. So, I hope you can soak it up and enjoy the good parts as much as you can.

  10. The+Meddler says:

    Be stressed out or have fun: your choice. But I do hope you and your family have fun while going through life and whatever it brings. ++++++++++++++ here I am sending you positive vibes +++++++++++++++++++++++

  11. Erin says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post about toddler board books. Sounds like we have toddlers in common. Great to see a parenting blog from a dad’s perspective.

  12. oneta hayes says:

    Thanks for your like on “Meet My Aunt Delma.” Glad to return your visit. Blog looks good. I’m following.

  13. This is the time of your life –enjoy!

  14. Thanks for the like on my blog. It’s now in its infancy! Thanks for the support!

  15. mclesh says:

    It goes by so quickly, and I love that you get this. Before you know it, you’ll be dropping them off at college (like me and my husband).

    There’s nothing like it in the world.

  16. Thanks for stopping in, and reading my blog. Good for you, children are a blessing. The best to you 🙂

  17. michellespagefornonni says:

    Dear Nick, You and your girls have an amazing opportunity and you are all blessed! You have the hardest, most important and most amazing job in the world. Your girls will likely achieve their fullest potential because their dad was so available to them. I say that because girls love to shine for their dads. I know because I had a stay at home Dad. It was rare when I was growing up, but he was physically disabled. Still, even though he couldn’t get around too well, he was always available and interested in his girls, and we benefitted greatly. God bless you my friend!

    • Thank you so very much for the nice words. It’s definitely a difficult job but amazingly rewarding. I feel lucky everyday that I get to be with my girls. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on the blog. I hope you will continue to follow us on our journey.

  18. Joyfull Mom says:

    What a blessing!!!! The time you spend with your children is priceless. It is nice to see the “stay at home” parent from a father’s perspective. This is a wonderful blog. I look forward to following your adventures. enJOY the blessings.

  19. I love your outlook and parenting philosophy. Yes… we only have one shot. But they come again and again. My “one shot” I have is today. No guarantees that I’ll get another tomorrow. That’s my inspiration, too! You may like my blog: 153Promise.com

    Thanks for an inspiring site; looking forward to discovering more of your writing!

  20. gibbo1983 says:

    My dads alive but we haven’t had anything to do with him for many many years. I think its brilliant that you can put the time and effort in for your family. You don’t get many stay at home dads so hats off to you.

  21. Thank you for liking GROWing Pains. I love your blog. My best friend’s husband is a stay at home dad too. He loves it. Who wouldn’t?

  22. Nicole says:

    Lovely blog. Lovely About Me page. And absolutely lovely that you’re doing what you’re doing. Mums need more Stay At Home Dads, really! And hope that you do ‘soften’ up other dads to this idea. Keep the blog going!
    PS: Your daughters are adorable!!!

  23. dominique says:

    Such a sweet blog! Been looking at your videos and feeling nostalgic for the times mine were little too! How wonderful that you can embrace this opportunity to be with them- it took me a while to adapt . Thanks for liking my last post too…added you as new follow!xxx

  24. Malaika says:

    I love your enthusiasm and positivity. You have a beautiful family! Wishing you a wonderful parenting journey!

  25. I truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for stopping by and liking a few posts. I’m new to blogging and just finding my voice so it’s encouraging to gather feedback from some inspiring bloggers. I’m looking forward to reading more about your family experiences from your blog.
    All my best to you on your journey towards being the best man your daughters will want emulated from their future partners!
    Joanne

    P.S. Although my husband works he enjoys and envies your daily blog. He’s always telling me to go back to school and become a Cardiovascular surgeon so he can be our kids stay-at-home Dad, living the life we are not accustomed to…lol.
    Luckily, he’s pretty great already and we have a blessed life.

    • Thanks for the nice words. I feel pretty lucky that I get to do this. I pinch myself sometimes and think how did I fall into such a good situation. Thanks for following.

      • Whether you are devout and believe in God, I believe God has a purpose for everyone and you are living your purposeful life.
        Although your daily life is rewarding it will truly return untold dividends when you watch the fruits of your efforts through your children’s life as adults.

  26. Kudos to you sir! I was a stay-at-home dad to a then-8-month-old when my family moved to NC in 2014. After a year, money issues forced me to return to work. I would have loved to continue to be a stay-at-home dad. There really isn’t anything like it! I wish more dads would quit acting so macho and give it a try! It really is a lot of fun!

  27. Lovely to see a couple who has come to understand what is best for them and their two little girls. Best of all you’re doing it with love and enjoyment.

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