When you hit 40, you tend to look at your life and make a quick assessment. If it’s truly the halfway mark of your life, it makes sense to take stock and evaluate how you’re doing. It’s my guess the term “mid-life crisis” emerged from the salient moment when men take stock in their lives [...]
As a busy Dad, sometimes things can be overwhelming. Talk to my wife of 15 years and she’ll tell you being home with two kids under 4 is overwhelming every day. And she’d be right. Still, despite having all the respect in the world for my wife as both a woman and a mother, there [...]
This is the second in a series of posts by EOT co-founder Scott Gulbransen about his recent trip aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) underway off the coast of Southern California. Gulbransen spent time with the ship as it prepares to deploy to the Persian Gulf later this year. As a father, one of [...]
This is the first in a series of posts by EOT co-founder Scott Gulbransen about his recent trip aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) underway off the coast of Southern California. Gulbransen spent time with the ship as it prepares to deploy to the Persian Gulf later this year. Being the father of four [...]
My Mom never let me get away with fake sick days as a kid. I always thought it was because she was a nurse and saw right through the times I was faking it. Then I thought, well, she just wanted me to get a good education. Now I see it’s all pretty simple – [...]
Even more so than marriage, having kids requires you to give up your old ways and to focus on the family vs. your own wants and needs.
Those that know me will tell you that I rarely stress over anything and live by a saying of, “you can control only what you can control.” To me it’s really that simple. As a parent, you’ll eventually experience a severe breakdown by one of your kids. For the most part, these breakdowns are caused [...]
We live in a business climate where burning the mid-night oil is expected, which can be perceived as an attribute of success. The other edge of the sword dictates that we dads need to be home at a decent time in order to chill out with the kids(and not just for the hour before they [...]