August 18, 2016

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Buying Your Kid’s First Car

I always love getting into those “first car” conversations with people. “I had a 67 blah-blah-blah with a 289 and three-on-the-tree…” or “It was a little red convertible with daisy floor mats and a Roxy sticker on the window…” And then they usually follow that with: the year they got it how much they paid … Continue Reading

3 cool products for new parents

I’m about to become a new dad. I guess I should say a “fresh” dad, because I’m already a dad, but I’m becoming a new dad, for the third time. And man has technology changed. In my searches over the past few months I’ve found 3 things that I’ve fallen in love with, so I … Continue Reading

Strollin’ with Target

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Target. It’s not a typical dadand.com post because we’re not talking about tools or DIY, but we do have “dad” in our title and we do actually talk about fatherhood from time-to-time, so they asked me to discuss my take on fatherhood and style. Little did they know I only … Continue Reading

Dad blog uses photoshop elements to retouch photos

Photography: Content Aware Awareness

When I’m taking shots of the family, I’m trying to be aware of what’s going on in the subject…are they looking at the camera, smiling, tall in back/short in front? …and then I’m all adjusting the camera settings, fiddling with a lens…blah blah blah. There’s a lot of multi-tasking going on when you’re making memories. … Continue Reading

The Toyota Sienna Minivan – Dadand Approved

I get why people make fun of minivans. I used to goof on them, too. They’re an easy target. They’re the sweatpants of the car world. People say you’ve given up on your individuality and next you’ll be wearing a white belt and pulling your pants up to your nipples, old man.  But that’s all crap, … Continue Reading

Photography: Lighten Dark or Uneven Exposures

Living in a town that is driven by travel and tourism, I notice two things are frequently happening around me—people taking photos, and people asking for directions to some place they will undoubtedly take more photos. We’re in the theme parks all the time and I see many photo faux pas: shooting into the sun … Continue Reading

Featuring Subjects in Busy Photographs

I wrestled with the title of this post. It could also be called… “Faking a Short Depth of Field in your photos” or “Photographing your child—making them stand out.” After you read this, you might want to call it “brilliant”, “easy” or “The Best Post You’ll Read all Summer.” Or perhaps something nsfw. Please leave … Continue Reading

Best Gift EVER! The Peg Pérego John Deere Gator HPX Review

I know my Julia. She’s a girly girl but she LOVES helping outside, finding bugs, getting dirty, and driving grandpa’s lawnmower. So when birthday time rolled around what could be better than her own set of wheels for grandma and grandpa’s land? I considered a pink 4-wheeler. I considered a pink Barbie jeep. Knowing how … Continue Reading

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