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We want our baby to arrive soon, just not today

Today would be a strange day for a birthday being Leap Year and all. I don’t think I know too many people with this birthday. But man, it must be strange to be born on Leap Year, er, Leap Day. Whatever you call it. My wife and I were talking about this. While the issue isn’t as critical when it comes to birthdays (since you can just celebrate yesterday or tomorrow), we figured there...

Blogging every day is no joke

When I set out to blog every, single day of 2020 as a New Year’s Resolution, little did I know how challenging it would be. Blogging every day is by no means easy. And when I started, I had about five ideas to talk about. Well, those burned up in the first week. So today, I’m behind, I’m out of ideas and I’m trying to go to bed. So alas, my topic is blogging every day and...

How many Amazon packages do you get?

Welcome to Mount Amazon. Well, that’s what I like to call the mountain of cardboard near our door from the Amazon deliveries we receive. It’s gotten a bit out of hand. My question to you is, how many Amazon packages do you get? Would you say two per week? Five? Twenty? I’d say we get about one a day. Perhaps seven on average a week. That’s probably realistic. And these...

A little baby scare and race to the hospital

Never good when your new, unborn baby decides not to move for the majority of the day. Such was the case yesterday afternoon when Tara notified me that the baby hasn’t been ‘her normal self’. In other words, she wasn’t karate kicking my wife and rolling around in her belly. This was an immediate concern and a race to the hospital. After reaching out to our nurses, they...

I can’t hear a damn thing

I use damn, because I’m trying to really emphasize the concern I have with my hearing. It has been deteriorating for years and I have a pretty good idea why. But at the current moment, I can’t hear a damn thing. Lets start at the top and work backwards. First off, allergies. The pollen in Tampa is thick as the snow in Minnesota. It’s on the cars, it’s in the air...

Today is National Drink Wine Day (for real)

Yes, this was a helluva surprise to me. A random Tuesday and we must drink wine? Sign me up. Today is National Drink Wine Day, so if you drink wine any time of the year, it’s only fitting for you to pour yourself a glass on this beautiful day. Whether you’re a fan of Cabernet, Pinot, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, hell, any type, enjoy nature’s nectar. And if you need some education...

Sunday morning bowling date

I haven’t bowled in years. So it was fun to get an invitation from a buddy who was taking his kids to the bowling alley this morning. I asked Bella if she’s ever bowled (knowing the answer). But she said now but wanted to give it a try. So we checked out the bowling alley. Had a blast. I’m terrible – and never got to a point where I would score very high because of my...

Dads and miscarriage: it’s sucks for everyone

If you’ve ever dealt with a miscarriage, I don’t have to tell you how frustrating, sad and awful it is. My wife Tara and I have dealt with our fair share and wished we hadn’t, but that’s life. We’ve found over time, the pain remains, but gets better when you work through it together. And for Dads and miscarriage, it’s not much easier. I learned a lot through...

My Sunday date with IKEA

I’m writing this to you in a near-comatose state. If you really want to have a blast, go to IKEA and build stuff all day. You’ll hardly be able to move by the time it’s bedtime. And that’s where I am today. The countdown for the arrival of our daughter is on, so I need to take every waking free moment to crush out some work on the nursery. Today was finishing up her closet...

It’s not a shower, it’s a sprinkle?

Guys never really have it figured out. But boy, we learn quickly when we have to. Did you know that a baby shower for your second kid isn’t shower. They call it a sprinkle, allegedly. I mean, it makes sense. Today, the lovely ladies in Orlando (friends and family) threw a beautiful ‘sprinkle’ for Tara. The room was made up beautifully at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. It’s...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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