Six Kid Chaos*

Single Dad raising kids, and my passions in life.

Archive for February 2018

Star Wars Life Lessons

While Star Wars A New Hope, which was released when I was five years old has been my favorite movie of all time, it is only recently that I discovered many of the truly important lessons in life can be drawn directly from the films over the last 40 years.  And while I am sure there are many more lessons you can draw from these wonderful films, here are some […]

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The Incurable Left Hamstring…

At some point last November I woke up with a sore left hamstring, and to be truthful it still hasn’t healed fully.  It is not what I will call painful but I am always aware that it is sore, somedays much more than others.  Today being one of those days… Yesterday was day 51 of the 100 day running challenge, and well because I am slightly stupid I decided to […]

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100 Days of Running – DAY 50

Many people have expressed to me, including the Nike coach that sometimes whispers in my ear as I run to start off easy and build into the run.  It was a hard lesson for me to learn, and even after all these years I am not sure that I still even get it.  Let me explain, back in 2007 when I was a 234 pound coach potato and had yet […]

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The Timing of Life

The hands on the clock are always in motion, even sitting here today totally unmotivated to do much of anything I still am very aware of the passage of time.  You see there is still time to salvage this day and get a few things done as opposed to laying on the couch and watching yet another episode of Mantracker.  It’s been an emotionally tough week on several fronts… I […]

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Post Valentine’s Day Blues

So as a single guy a day like yesterday kind of sucks.  Everywhere you turn love and happiness is being thrown in your face, to make matters worse I was also trying to capitalize on this day by pimping my sugar cookie business to anyone that was interested.  To spend the day before (all day) baking, icing and decorating, then packaging up all these tasty treats was a lot of […]

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The Last Cherry Pepsi

I don’t know about you, but when I know I am drinking the last of something I will savour it just a little bit more.  My brain makes me appreciate it just a little bit more than say can 3 through 11 of a small case of pop.  Wild Cherry Pepsi being a long time favorite, especially after a long run but hey it is one of my few indulgences. […]

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Valentine’s Day Cookie Rush…

It was a baking kind of morning, as the bananas from Sunday’s grocery shop were finally ready to be turned into some delicious loaves of banana bread, my children like to gobble down.  They were bright green when I bought them and have patiently  waited for them to turn… And while those bad boys were baking away in the oven it was time to decorate some cookies for the Valentine’s […]

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Why Do I Blog?

Interesting question?  And one I was forced myself to ask this past Sunday.  I woke up around 6am to get ready for work, and as usual I pick up my phone to see if there is anything important that may need my attention.  I see a message from FaceBook messenger from an old girlfriend from about 10 years ago, definitely not the normal notification I would get on my phone […]

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The Week Ahead…

It’s going to be a busy one for sure. My eldest starts a new semester of school today and we both have high hopes for much better results this time.  I will be working with her on a daily basis to keep her on track and honest to what she has been telling me.  It is a great chance for us to grow closer together as I am going to […]

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Hustle, Hustle, and more Hustle

Time flies when you are busy running, baking and playing with kids.  That could best describe the month of January as I cannot believe is already over, I have noticed that life has both sped up and slowed down all at the same time.  Again, allow me to explain… In an effort to be more productive I needed to go back and follow a schedule for the week with each […]

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