Working Dad

As most of you know, I am a working Dad.  Sometimes I work more than I would like, but it is necessary to support my family.  Here lately working has consumed most of my life.  I think I worked over 70 hours last week, rode on 6 different airplanes, stayed in two different hotels, and stepped foot in Ohio, Colorado, Georgia, and Alabama.

Right now I am sitting in the airport waiting to go on my way back down to Alabama.  I usually do not work weekends, but I volunteered to work the next two weekends. (Who can pass up double and triple time?!)  I do get Christmas day off though, which is good.

So if you don’t see many posts from me over the next few weeks you can bet that I am either rolling in the money that I am making or passed out from exhaustion.

Instead of boring all of you with my ramblings about work, I’ll point you to some of the cool sites and posts that I have discovered this week.

The Stay At Home Dad
The Working Dad over at the Hossman Family Blog recently quits his job to be a Stay At Home Dad, and shares his thoughts and considerations leading up to the decision.
This is a new magazine that states, “We are the only men’s magazine geared toward fathers; a magazine for guys who work hard, play hard, and father hard!“.  Check ’em out!
This Dad was featured on in the Dad Blog Spotlight.  After reading the excerpt from his post about getting a vasectomy…I knew this guy was getting a spot in my feed reader.  🙂
SupDad is a social community for parents. “a place for dads…and moms to talk about what’s important…the kids!”  I just started a profile, but after having a look around it looks like a pretty cool place!  If you happen to join add me as a friend!


  1. Momo Fali says:

    Wow. That’s a lot hours. Stupid bills.

  2. I’m gonna go live in a caravan, live like a king I tell ya!

  3. Oh and I already check out DGM who seems to be keeping all the good stuff for a book these days, but thanks for the other tips.

  4. jen says:

    Hope you get to spend some time relaxing and enjoying your family this year my friend
    Jen at

  5. Jared says:

    Momo: Stupid bills is right. Bills are just wrong…

    XBox: When you go, let me know. I’ll join you.

    Jen: It’s going to nothing but work, fun, family, and sleep. 3 out of 4 aint bad. 🙂

  6. Chuck says:

    Hey Jared – Kudos to you for getting the job done for your family. It seems like a no-brainer but some dads (and moms) don’t get it.

    Travel safe and thanks for the recommendations I’ll check ’em out – I’m with Xbox on DGM. – Chuck

  7. Ben Martin says:

    Thanks for linking to THE FATHER LIFE, Jared! Keep up the good work!

    Ben Martin

  8. paul says:

    Hey, thanks for linking to my Dad site ( I’m also a fellow blogger and former “professional blogger” if you have ever even heard that term!

    Paul Hunter

  9. Johnny says:

    I hope you have safe travels and are able to really enjoy Christmas with your family.. I have to work Christmas Eve and get off at 6am on Christmas morning. But I have all of Christmas day off.

  10. Jared says:

    Paul: No problem!

    Johnny: Thanks for the good wishes! Hope you enjoyed your holidays!