Spices Upgrade your Nutrisystem Meals

It didn’t take me long in my Nutrisystem journey to recognize that while the foods are healthy and easy to prepare, they don’t all taste fantastic. Fortunately, there are few meals that can’t be improved with some spices or hot sauce (depending on the food: French Toast is not a good candidate for Tabasco, though an omelette is always enhanced!) This week as I head into my fourth week of Nutrisystem, I thought I’d share…Read More

Out to the Ballgame with Nutrisystem

There’s lots to like about the Nutrisystem program; it’s simple, there’s very little prep time involved in eating, you get to enjoy snacks and lots of veggies, and the food ranges from good to surprisingly tasty. Where it’s a bit challenging is when you’re not at home and not near an oven, stove or microwave. Like, say, at a baseball game… Which is where I ended up last night when I was driving through Denver…Read More

Week Two: A Nutrisystem Breakfast

I started my journey to drop some excess pounds with Nutrisystem last week and it went well. I didn’t feel particularly hungry, I cheated one night with birthday dinner with my girls, and I still managed to get a good jump start on my weight loss. The first week is the Turbo Takeoff and the program drops you down rather dramatically to a modest 1000 calories/day. I can tell you that’s a lot less than…Read More

The Journey to a Slimmer Me

I’ve tried dieting for a few years and can only say that my weight has continued to creep upwards. It’s hard for me to imagine, but two years ago I was 40 pounds lighter than I am now. I suppose I’m fortunate that I’m tall so I don’t immediately look morbidly obese, but adding that much weight not only impacts your wardrobe, but your health too. I know I’m not as healthy as I was…Read More

Minimizing UV impact on my eyes with Xperio UV

Note: This post was sponsored by Essilor as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As usual. 🙂 Most people don’t realize just how tough bright sunlight is on your eyes. Yes, you can get a headache and your eyes can hurt after a bike ride, drive or hike on a bright, sunny day, but just like UV exposure isn’t good for your skin…Read More

Chris Pratt Reminds Us: Apologize For Everything?

As part of his promotional tour for the new blockbuster sci-fi comedy action film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, star Chris Pratt apparently said something outrageous in one of his Instagram videos and has to now adopt that all-too-familiar celebrity behavior of the public apology. But what he said really isn’t particularly offensive and the fact that there was a backlash and that it got loud enough that Pratt felt the need to respond speaks…Read More

Men’s Products Suggest Men Hate Color?

There I was in my shower, about to grab a bottle of shampoo to wash my hair, and it hit me: men’s product packaging lacks colors. Not just lacking in pastels, which I can sort of understand as many people associate pastels with softer, more feminine sentiments, but lacking just about any colors at all. Don’t believe me? Check out this photo: It’s not a completely neutral color palette that they’re designed with, but it’s…Read More

Lens Color and My New Native Hardtop Ultra XP Sunglasses

Fair disclosure up front: I love Native Eyewear sunglasses. I’ve owned different pairs of them for many years and gone from neutral grey glass to blue and then to brown, trying to find the perfect glass color. You might not realize it, but there’s quite a bit of difference between the different glass colors you can get with top end sunglasses, and not only that, but the color of the front of the glass isn’t necessarily indicative…Read More

Taming the Wild Beard with the Remington Beard Boss

There are guys who have full beards and never trim them, and there are guys who shave their face clean every day or two. Both of those are a lot easier to deal with than what guys like I opt to do: have neatly groomed facial hair. Whether it’s a moustache, sideburns, a goatee, a soul patch or a full beard, turns out that managing facial hair is work. My poison of choice is a goatee,…Read More

Two Weeks of the Bachelor Life

I don’t know that I can ever really be a “bachelor” in the sense of a man who is unmarried and has zero responsibilities, but with my girls in Hawaii for two weeks with their mom, it’s feeling a lot like I have a big house and not a lot of people within. In Hollywood a “bachelor” is someone who lives a decadent lifestyle, is a slob and subsists on pizza and bottles of whiskey….Read More

The Last Belt You’ll Ever Own: The Trakline Men’s Belt

Many years ago I backed a Kickstarter campaign for a men’s belt that offered belt stops every 1/4 inch or so rather than the standard 1-inch or even 1.25-inch belt holes. From a company called Trakline, I was psyched when the belt arrived and wore it as my daily belt immediately. Which proved to be a problem, because the buckle ended up digging a hole into my pants, a stress point that they hadn’t realized would…Read More

Review: Manhattan Moonshine Whiskey

This post marks a new era in GoFatherhood: The addition of alcohol and “adult beverage” reviews. I’ve wanted to break into this area for quite a while as a reflection of all the innovation and craft alcohol now being produced, boutique products in batches as small as dozens of bottles. I’m not much of a drinker and haven’t over-indulged in decades, but I do enjoy a small snifter or shot of a fine wine, peaty single…Read More