In the past, I've fallen victim to silence. Preferring to stay out of it, for fear of inevitably offending someone, or saying the "wrong thing", somehow... no matter what I say, or what position I take. But I can't do it anymore. We witnessed a murder of an unarmed, handcuffed black man caught on tape, at the hands of a person we're supposed to be able to trust. There's no way around that. As far as I can tell, there is no "other side of the story". Not one that justifies such an act of evil. This is horrific, heartless, senseless, and it can't go on. I am heartened to hear that the officer was just charged and taken in custody, and I hope and pray that it doesn't end there. Justice must be swift, and this man needs to serve time. I hope that this sets us on the path for real change, and that violence and pain do not beget more violence and pain. Please be kind to each other. #justiceforfloyd
Heading into the "Eff it" portion of the lockdown like
It's our first isolation show! Today we fully ignore April Fools Day (whoops! ) and talk about what the kids are up to during the lockdown, how to keep the crippling boredom away, and what we hope for society when we all make it out of this! (it gets pretty deep at the end ) Click the link in @idobiradio 's bio to tune in right now!
Had a blast hiding out in the back of a car, chatting with 3 of my favorite moms! (1 of which I happen to be married to ) Check out the last episode of @momsincars to see me and @londonelisekress chat about parenting and play a fun game! Head over to their profile to watch the full episode and give em a follow!!
My Dearest Rosie, You are 2 years old. How did this happen? Where is time going? I can't believe the person you have become over this past year. You are a walking (sorry, sprinting ), talking, singing, POWERHOUSE of a human being. You are impossibly energetic, as spirited as the day is long, and your infectious personality charms every single person you meet. You still never stop moving, exploring, observing, absorbing. The world is just not enough. You live voraciously... ravenous for adventure, and danger. You are literally fearless. Like, it's becoming a problem sometimes. You are a giant ham, just like your daddy. Holy moly, do you love Christmas lights. You yell "HALLELUJAH!!!!" whenever we walk through church, and no one taught you to do that, so I'm convinced you might be half angel. You keep getting more beautiful, and I'm starting to get freaked out. You were never much of a cuddler as a baby, but you're just barely beginning to stop squirming when we hug you, and we are HERE FOR IT. This had been a hard year for our little family. Tough stuff happened. We've all done a lot of growing up. You especially! Your strong will and determination have been on full display as you continually recite your favorite word: "no". You're learning so much about boundaries, patience, manners, right and wrong. It's a lot!! You get frustrated. That's okay. That's part of it. In the midst of it all, you have displayed understanding and comprehension beyond your years. It's truly inspiring. But my favorite thing that you have developed this year, my love, is your heart. You have a seemingly endless supply of compassion and empathy for the world around you. You feel things with such authenticity and depth. Trash on the ground breaks your heart. A Pixar character in danger makes you cry out in worry, and your sigh of relief when they're safe again makes me melt. I believe your social and emotional awareness will be one of your greatest assets as you go out into the world. That, coupled with your courage, your fortitude, and your unbridled energy, will make you a world-changer. I'm sure of it. 2 years in, you sure have changed ours for the better. We love you, dear one.
Pork rinds, flying brass, and pinging steel at 100 yards. Just some good, clean, *safe*, American fun 🇺🇲
"We feasted on love, every mode of it— solemn and merry, romantic and realistic, sometimes as dramatic as a thunderstorm, sometimes comfortable and unemphatic as putting on your soft slippers... She was my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign, my trusty comrade, friend, shipmate, fellow-soldier. My mistress, but at the same time all that any man friend has ever been to me." — C.S. Lewis 4 years Strong, many to go ❤ #WAYlatergram 📷: @sashamsheldon
5 years. A lot has changed. Not just the fact that I can't fit into those khakis any more... This week, Henry Danger wrapped its fifth and final season, spanning a massive 120+ episodes. It's been an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to direct 11 of them. Over these years, the crew that I've known and loved since the iCarly days has been hard at work, breaking new ground.. doing things unheard of in kid's TV, and multicamera comedy in general. They are truly the best in the business. The cast has come into their own in an incredible way. They are all powerhouses, and I'm so proud to have watched them grow and develop their craft. I got the chance to cut my teeth as a director on this show, oblivious to how it would change my life going forward. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity, and the grace that's required from a forgiving crew, to let me learn this new path I'm on. Congrats to my HD family on a job well done!! Looking forward to what's next 😏
Happy Birthday to my favorite human (the one on the left ). Londy, the world is better simply because you're in it. Every year makes me more grateful that I get to do life with you, learn from you, grow alongside you, make slightly inapropro jokes with you, and do utterly RIDICULOUS dances to early 2000s smash hits in the car as our daughter watches in abject horror (this happened today, by the way ). This life is no joke, but I know that you're the only one equipped to handle it, with the unique traits and characteristics that God hand-picked for you. You are a light in a dark place, and an absolute trooper in the midst of so much physical hardship, and everyone who knows you in the day-to-day can see it. I admire you, I adore you, and I hope that this coming year brings renewed strength, joyful creativity, and maybe a surprise or two along the way ❤ Love you!
My driving buddy ❤ P.S. I can already hear the judging, so before you comment "OMGz BABY IN FRONT SEAT?!?!" : there are no seatbelts in the back seat, and there is no airbag. Therefore, CA law says that the car seat should go in the front. ✌
So awesome... @Seventeen named our show @RadioActiveDads number 1 on their list of 13 podcasts "You Have To Binge"! I'm so excited and proud of our show and can't thank you enough for all the support you've shown already. Give it a follow, give it a 'subscribe' and a rating on podcast apps and jump on board with us! We've got lots more on the way!
Me when I see someone with tacos
You'll have to forgive Brett's..... colorful word choice, but in about 15 minutes, we're gonna be talking on @RadioActiveDads about something really important to me and my family. My wife has battled long and hard with #Endometriosis since she was 12 years old. Endometriosis is an invisible scourge that affects SO MANY women, and yet almost no one is talking about it. It's very unfair to me that this disease debilitates millions of people every day, for millennia, but we seem no closer to finding a cause, or a cure. The physical, mental, and emotional anguish that this disease causes is impossible to describe. I can almost guarantee that you personally know someone with endometriosis. Be kind to them, and try to be understanding when they cancel plans last minute, have sudden bouts of excruciating pain in the middle of a conversation, or just don't seem okay. It's because they're not. Feel free to chime in below, Endo Warriors. You, like my amazing wife, are strong and brave, and HEARD. Let's get the word out! And hear the full conversation at 3 pm Pacific/ 6pm Eastern on Idobi Radio, right here: buff.ly/2G9al8K
My Fair Ladies ❤ #latergram
SO much fun at last weekend's charity poker tournament, benefitting the amazing work that @towercancerresearch and @cancerfreegen are doing! We were garbage poker players, as per usual, but hey! It was for a good cause 😆 and we were greatly improved over our last attempt, so we're getting there! Also side note, HOLY MOLY my wife is such a smoke show 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #cfgpoker
Look man, sometimes you just gotta quit adulting for a while and head to Dave & Busters. Although we traded our tickets for free appetizers instead of Nerds Rope this time, so that was still a pretty adult thing to do.
on today's #RadioActiveDads Brett tries to kill us with a recording of his son's cuteness that will make your ovaries tingle
Episode 5, we're talking proposal stories, along with our very first guest, @erikvaldez ! Listen for free on Spotify or iTunes, or sign up to unlock the video version. Link in bio 👈
New full video episode of my show @RadioActiveDads is up now! unlock it by joining our tier on patreon... link in bio
So pumped to get such great feedback from you guys! Here's a little clip from yesterday's episode 2. Watch the full video version for FREE on Patreon ... if you then sign up you unlock tons more bonus videos of all sorts of things - link in bio ☝️
This baby has been punching above her weight in the difficulty department since birth. Climb a waterfall, why dont ya? Only been walking for like, a month, but sure, why not?
This is how real it gets. @RadioActiveDads will most likely give you WAY more personal information than you'd probably want. Check out the video at the top of our patreon page to get a little sneak peek of what you're gonna hear in episode 2 and beyond! Link in bio!