Typical Dad The Awakening

As I sit here eating cookies and drinking coffee, I am happy to write my inaugural post for TypicalDad.com.  My name is Eric and I am just a Typical Dad.  I don’t pretend to have any more insight into parenting than anyone else.  Ok, well, that’s not completely true.  We all know some absolutely horrible parents.  I am definitely a better parent than those cretins. 

Coffee, Cookies, and Legos

Coffee, Cookies, and Legos

Like most things the impetus to start this site is related to a major life change.  Ever since my son was born in late 2007, I have been at work part-time.  The rest of the time I have been at home with my son.  Now Kindergarten is coming.  What am I going to do with myself while he is at school?  Do I want him to stay in after and before school programs every day while I go back to full-time employment?  Hell, do I want to go back to full-time employment?  I mean, who doesn’t love working less than 20 hours a week?  So what am I going to do.  I’m going to do something stupid like start a blog.

I like a challenge and hopefully this will allow me to push myself to truly test my abilities. If you see it here, I did it.  Well except for most of the photos of me.  Self-portraits tend to suck. I will challenge myself to design logos, website, T-Shirts, and whatever I can find to help my blog be successful.  I will also use this opportunity to finish projects around the home.  I will do my best to document not just my successes, but also, my many mistakes along the way.  I’ll also try to be the best dad that I can be, documenting those successes and failures. 

Yes, I will try to make money off of this site.  I am doing this not just as a hobby, but it is a way for me to augment my income while spending more time with my family. There will be advertisements.  If I link to a product, I am trying to get paid from it.  Currently, I have no sponsors or affiliate links.  This is something that I will attempt to rectify as soon as possible.  To paraphrase John Chow’s disclosure policy, I am trying to make money off everything I do at this site.  Well maybe not everything.  Some stuff will clearly be just for my enjoyment. Hopefully, I will be doing this for a long time, so I will try to be the best internet version of myself that I can be.

Eric, The Typical Dad