RuffTuffDadStuff … but why?

Why? Why not? Why Not me?

I’m not certain. There are a lot of blogs/vlogs and social personalities out there, why add mine to the mix? There are a few reasons.

Stay Sharp.

In a previous iteration of myself I was a Big 4 accountant, CFO of a cutting edge technology company, and founder of my own business. Somehow over the past six years, since I became a “work-at-home-dad”, My skills and/or my mojo has eroded a little bit.  Two years ago a friend and I talked about starting a simple website, it was never completed. Why? Because something that would have taken me a day or two six years ago, had now changed a little bit and my “want/need to” had changed dramatically. I think that by starting this blog/vlog/social experiment I can keep my skills sharp and learn some new tricks. Hopefully I’ll be trying out a lot of new things and sharing them with you.

Stay Accountable.

Being a dad and having kids is supposed to fun and adventurous. Somehow through two kids (with a third on the way) and working at home and my wife traveling and life hitting me a few times, things had become very mundane and boring . . . happy but boring.  I’m hoping that by posting our adventures and experiences I encourage others and that will cause me to keep things going.

Provide a Different Perspective.

A lot of what I see out there isn’t geared towards dads or families. It’s a little bit fake and doesn’t have a lot of substance. I aim to chronicle the real life adventures of this dad and his three boys.  It may be exciting, it may be boring, but it will be us.

Profit Motive.

Our budget is comfortable but by no means extremely elastic. A little extra money coming in to make our adventures self-funding would be great. I’d also like to buy a slightly used Chevy Suburban to continue our fun family adventures – but have you seen how expensive these things are these days? If I can make an additional $750 per month from blogging and social. I think that will cover a lot of fun and maybe even let us do some extra good in the world. That’s the goal. If I hit it, great. If we don’t hit it,  I’ll still be a happy camper!

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