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We Can Travel Again!

{ 54 comments } We Can Travel Again!

Wow, time really flies when you have a kid. RB40 Jr. is almost 3 years old now and he is growing so much every day. Long time readers will remember when he was just a 6 lb 4 oz ass kicking machine. Now he is running around and getting into all kinds of trouble. He […] Read More

Stay-At-Home-Parents Need a Little Break Too

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I just realized that I haven’t given an update on my stay at home dad situation in a while so here goes. In September, we tried to send RB40 Jr. to preschool, but it didn't work out so well. Basically, he cried until he fell asleep every day. After 4 days, the preschool said they […] Read More

Education options for the kid if we move overseas

{ 56 comments } Education options for Mini RB40 if we move overseas

Our current plan is to reside in the US until Mini RB40 starts college, then we will live part time overseas. I would like to live in Thailand and then South America for a few years each. RB40 Jr. will start college in about 16 years and we will be 56. We won’t qualify for […] Read More

The First Week of Preschool is Mercifully Over!

{ 69 comments } The First Week of Preschool is Mercifully Over!

Today we’ll venture in to daddy blogger territory in full force. The first week of preschool was pretty crazy and I just have to share it with you.  RB40 Jr. is two and a half and he barely made the cutoff for his preschool. I had a difficult time finding a preschool for him because […] Read More

The Ridiculous Cost of Daycare


Ugh, daycare. This is a difficult subject for every parent. Baby RB40 started daycare when he was 5 months old and stayed for about a year. It was very difficult for us to let him go because he was so little and we didn't want to let him out of our sight. Who knows how […] Read More

Swarming Pigeons, Dog Poop, Happiness, and $60,000

{ 67 comments } can money buy happiness?

We had a rare mild sunny day here in Portland last week so we took advantage of it by going out to run around some nearby parks. First we went to feed the pigeons with a couple pieces of stale bread. The pigeons have been listless lately because it has been so cold, but today […] Read More

Being a Happy Stay-At-Home-Dad Isn’t Easy

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If you told me 10 years ago that I would be a stay at home dad, I’d say NO WAY! I was making good money at a challenging job, so why would I quit and become the primary car taker? Mrs. RB40 felt the same way and we were chugging along quite well as a […] Read More

My week as a single dad

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About a month ago, I met Glen from Parenting Family Money at a local blogger meet up. He’s not local, but he was taking an extensive tour of Portland. We talked a bit and he asked if I ever had days where being a stay at home dad/blogger is more difficult than working full time. […] Read More

Best Baby Age

{ 40 comments } best baby age 16 months 2 years old

Today’s post will be baby centric, so if you’re not a parent or if you don’t like kids, perhaps you can read something serious like How to Start Making Passive Income instead. :) Baby RB40 is about 17 months old now and I think from 16 months to 2 years old is the best age […] Read More

Does it really cost $295,560 to raise a child?

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Last month, the USDA released the 2011 estimates of expenditures on children from birth through age 17. Since baby RB40 was born in 2011, this report will help us estimate how much money the little guy will cost us. This report also confirmed a few key points for us. - Annual expenditures on children generally […] Read More