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2014: One Good Dad in Review

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2014 was a challenging year for me on many fronts. There were personal issues that seemed to have dominated my year even if they only took up a few months. We also started homeschooling our kids, which took up a lot of time and energy. Couple those things with the normal stresses of life, sicknesses, soccer practices, and the other obstacles and you get a busy and stressful year.

My blog however began to take flight this year. I had opportunities to interview celebrities, travel the world, and get PAID for blogging. I had good numbers the previous two years, but things began to come to fruition this year. I also had my first viral post, was interviewed by newspapers, and made some TV appearances, which all were a lot of fun. When I began One Good Dad, I had no idea what I was doing or had any goals. I simply wanted to tell a good story. 2014 was different though. I still wanted to tell a good story, but I had a plan and some goals. And I am happy to say that I met them.

2015 looks to be an even better year for my blog. Traveling will once again be a big part of my blog. We have several trips planned and I am looking forward to reviewing some great places with my family. Homeschooling was much easier on the road than at the dinner table and traveling will add to my children’s educational experience. I also have another big project that I’ll be announcing soon.

And speaking of homeschooling, I rarely wrote about that aspect of my life in 2014. It seems that more and more families are interested on tackling this way of learning, so I’ll be discussing my homeschool adventures more in 2015.

And in case you missed them, here are some of my favorite posts from 2014:


A Ghostly Encounter in Spain

Wine Tasting with the Kids in Provence

Disney Cruise Review

Dodging Farts on Mount Vesuvius

Homeschooling on the Road in Europe

Creating Memories at Disneyland

Missing My Kids in Brunelleschi’s Dome



Reliving the Day My Son Chose His Stuffed Companion

Ditching the Term “Diva”

Can We (Parents) Have it All? No

Losing My Temper on the Way to Receive Dads Matter Award

My Life Captured in Johnson and Johnson Commercials

Response to Pew Research Poll on At-Home Dads

Saying Goodbye to My Son’s Pacifier

WWE, Hulk Hogan, and Making Memories by Reliving Old Ones

Annoying Dads Threatening Daughter’s Future Dates

Who Knew Sorting Kids’ Clothes Could Be So Emotional?



10 Year Old Interviews Mets’ Legend John Franco

8 Year Old Interviews WNBA Star Tina Charles

Eli Manning on Parenting

WWE’s Titus O’Neil on Fatherhood


Happy New Year!

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  1. I’ve truly enjoyed following your blog and reading across your various topics. Can’t wait to read and see what happens for you and your family in 2015.

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