Looking out Loud

Musings on minds, times, and life with little people

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How do you keep your life in balance? More importantly, what are you trying to balance?

I’ve got two balancing acts I’m working on:

  • Trying to be a better dad, while still growing up myself.
  • Searching for a better future, while enjoying my time right here, right now.

Sound familiar? If you’re a parent trying to figure things out, or a curious soul wondering what life’s about, there’s something here for you.

How can I be a better parent, and a better me?

I’m a proud papa of two boys. Married. Working. Work in progress. I want to be a great dad, and I know it’s my most important job. But it comes with its tensions. At Dadspace, I share things we’re trying.

Start here for ways to engage your kids, create meaningful memories, and make learning fun. Or if you want to see what life looks like though another parent’s eyes.

Read what we’re doing at Dadspace:

No, dads do not have their shit together

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We’re works in progress. We sometimes crash. But we keep trying. Because that’s what real dads do.

The kind of dad who cries

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I was once lost in Hong Kong. Not really lost, lost. But certainly wandering without a great deal of purpose. I walked through markets, noted the contrast of beggars and…

How to appreciate your body, right now

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You know that amazing feeling the day after you’ve been sick? Here’s how to notice it everyday.

“Don’t spent too much time regretting…”

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Said my wife. “Focus on the time you have in front of you. Do your best and enjoy.”

To figure out how to be a better dad,

I figured I should understand my own journey…

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We’re moving our family to another country for a year

We’re submitting our family to an unnecessary experiment. Here’s why we’re leaving our simple life, and how we got organized to make it happen.

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What does 40 years look like?

Take a visual trip through the past 40 years. A memory lane full of thousands of photos, news stories, tech developments, and pop culture. A journey through the coevolution of my mind, body, and the world around.

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Guide your children by walking through your childhood

You are laying the foundation for your child’s future mind.

Listen & Guide

Where did my day go?

Stop saving time. Start paying attention.

Listen & Pay Attention

Sometimes I just walk. And talk. To myself.

What did dad see today?

60-second reflections on life and little people.

Look who’s behind the wheel

It’s not your typical old dog.

Listen & Drive

Why my kids’ bedroom is like your life

Where you put your time and energy becomes your reality.

Listen & Change

4 words to manipulate your kids

This isn’t science. But it does make transitions easier.

Listen & Transition

What should we teach our children?

The future is a great big question mark. Let’s train for that.

Listen & Teach