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About an Idiot

If I had to start it all again, I might choose a SHORTER FRIGGIN’ BLOG NAME!!! Amateur Idiot / Professional Dad…what was I thinking? When I started my blog in 2013, I didn’t have a clue. About anything. The truth is, I’m still figuring this stuff out–how to be a better blogger and a better dad–and that’s part of the fun. If you’re looking for expert parenting advice, you have come to the wrong part of the internet, my friend. If you’re looking to shoot coffee out of your nose in an uncontrollable fit of hysterics, well, I do what I can.

I’m a stay at home dad to a kick ass little girl named Penny and an adorable boy named Simon, and I think they’re starting to realize that Daddy might not always know what the Hell he’s doing. This is a place to share those stories, because parenting is hard. But it’s also fun and funny, messy, scary and so much more.

Staring out into the ocean, it almost looks like I have my shit together.

Amateur Idiot / Professional Dad is, at its heart, a parenting blog but I have other interests! I’m well-rounded, dammit.

Sometimes I write about fitness. I have a love/hate relationship with running. Hopefully, I’ll be motivated to run some road, trail and obstacle course races this year. If so, I’ll probably write about them.

Yes, I had a mohawk for this race. Yes, my wife really really really hated it.

Sometimes I get political. Be warned. I am a flaming liberal and have been called a libtard, a cuck, a beta and a snowflake. I write with humor and take criticism the same way. As with parenting, I don’t claim to speak from a place of expertise. I just want this world to be the best it can be for my kids. They deserve it. Also, the first thing to go in every apocalyptic science fiction story I’ve ever read is coffee. I need my coffee.

Every once in a while, I write about something that only interests me. Sorry about that. I’ll try to be better next time.

What am I forgetting? What. Am. I. Forgetting.

Oh, right. To introduce myself. My name is Dave. I’m an idiot and I’m a dad. For me, the two things usually go hand-in-hand. I hope you like my blog. Now go read an actual article, dude!

And follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You know, if you want. No pressure. (Yes there is. Go do it!)

I thank you. My children thank you.

Awww…what a great dad! (Yeah, I have my moments.)