Words are powerful.

“Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.”

A lovely fellow blogger inspired this post today when I was having trouble figuring out what was next for me. My dad said that we have quite the dynamic duo going on because he focuses so much on his humor and his “tough life” being surrounded by all women ūüėČ however, I am focusing on a more serious approach I guess you could say…

Words are quite powerful. You would assume that people would be more careful about the words¬†that¬†leave their mouths however, we know that isn’t always the case. We are all victims who have been wounded by simple words that have been spoken by a loved one or a stranger. We are all multiple offenders that have spoken such words to a loved one or stranger and instantly wanted to take them back.

Isn't it amazing that the people who claim to love you and have your best interest at heart are also the ones who have the power to crush you ?:

I’ve done it. You’ve done it. We have all done it. No one is perfect however, I have watched time and time again as people just rip into someone who didn’t deserve it at all. I am sure that I have ripped into someone that may not have deserved it. As a matter of fact, YES, I know that I have. I’m not proud of it and I would very much like to take back some of the awful things that I have said but I can’t. People have forgiven me but I know that they will never forget that incident. That one time. That one word that broke them into pieces. And I don’t blame them, I understand it. I have done the same.

I believe that now more than ever people need to be aware of the words that they are letting escape their mouths. Filter or not, have some respect and act your age. Or don’t act your age¬†(you know, like my dad ;)) but have R E S P E C T. We should be doing more good in the world rather than adding more negative shit to it. Things are bad enough, we don’t need your negative attitude fogging everyone up everyone else’s view.

Find what makes you happy. Document it. Savor it. Write it down. Take a picture. Eat it.

Spend more time writing down inspirational quotes and sharing that vibe with others. It’s much more contagious than the negativity you’re currently spreading around. And listen, I’m working on this too so don’t think you are alone. And trust me, there will be days that you feel down in the dumps and you want to take it out on everyone around you.. Unless you are my dad, who just ALWAYS seems to be peppy (I do not know¬†how he does it) and believe me, if you are NOT a morning person like me, you would NOT want to sit in the car with him while he DRIVES YOU TO SCHOOL! -_- Those years were torture ūüėČ No but seriously. Pure¬†t o r t u r e. (Love you!)

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Head home today. Grab some sticky-notes. Find some inspirational quotes. Post them everywhere! We all need a little motivation and positivity every now and then! I know I do!

So everyone, what’s your favorite inspirational quote? Comment below!


Empty Nest Syndrome?

As I have stated in our “About” section, Nancy and I have six daughters together.¬† Something very strange happened in August of 2015… We were suddenly alone at home.¬† The baby of our half dozen graduated from high school and decided to move in with one of her older sisters and help out with our grandson until she figured out what she wanted to do with her life.¬† Of course, this was not the first time a daughter left, but this feeling was very strange to us.¬† Krystal and Samii moved out about the same time to go to college, and that was tough, but we still had the others at home.¬† Then slowly one by one, the others left too.¬† Kristine left with her boyfriend and had our first grandchild. Shayna stayed in Florida when we moved to Ohio to take care of her grandparents on my first wife’s side of the family.¬† Alexis bounced back and forth between us and her “egg donor” which posed a different challenge in our relationship.¬† Hilsa, the youngest, had always been with us and was the last one to embark on life’s journey.

Our work as parents was nearly complete as far as getting the girls raised as responsible young ladies prepared to take on the world.¬† We were warned several times by friends of this phenomenon called “Empty Nest Syndrome”.¬† It is supposed to be a feeling of severe sadness and depression that comes over parents after all of their children move out on their own.¬† So let me be the first to tell you that as a loving father who still communicates with each daughter several times a week…


WOOHOO!  Let the party begin!  We are FREE!  Dobby is a free elf!! (We all are Harry Potter nerds too).  We accomplished our mission as parents and it is now our time to lay around the house naked and drink a glass of wine as much as we like.  I hope they all winced at that remark.  Life is good.  Nancy and I no longer have to lock the bedroom door and play smooth jazz to let the girls know not to knock, wink wink!  We come and go as we please, we have date night every night, and yes, we do chase each other around the house naked!  Nancy has done pretty well also, not as good as I have, but she seems to be adjusting just fine.

So if you are a parent who is worried about this “Empty Nest Syndrome” thing, DON’T!¬† It is an amazing feeling being free!¬† ENJOY LIFE!¬† CHEERS!




Everything happens for a reason.

Whether or not you agree with me, I truly believe that everything does happen for a reason.

I know death isn’t easy, losing someone you thought was your soul mate and trust me when I say this — I don’t believe that anyone should have to go through what cancer patients do. I wish it didn’t exist, I really do.

From the moment we are born, the clock begins to tick. Life is rough. Adulting sucks. We spend all this time as a child wanting to grow up faster. Then as an adult, we repeat our 21st birthday every birthday after we turn 30… I wish there was a secret to it all, but there isn’t.

 Some people come in your life as blessings, others come in your life as lessons.

We’ve all experienced a time where someone who was apart of our lives for years or someone¬†we felt as if we had such a connection that there was no way we wouldn’t be in each other’s lives forever…and POOF – one day you never talk again. It’s weird, isn’t it? In those moments when it first happens, you ask yourself ‘What the hell happened?’ Sometimes, it’s simple. You went your separate ways and drifted apart and neither of you made much of an effort to save it. Or you got into a huge fight and you didn’t realize exactly how different you were so it was time to just let it go. And then¬†there are times¬†where it just happens in the blink of an eye.. a couple years down the road you come across their picture in your Timehop or their Facebook page. You reminisce on the memories and you smile, laugh, cry and that’s that. It’s normal. We all do it.

Years later, you finally start to realize the underlying reason why you’re either still friends or you’re not at all. This is why the perfect quote comes to mind, ‘Some people come in your life as blessings, others come in your life as lessons.I am a very outgoing, outspoken, loud individual. I was a cheerleader from the age of 2 until the age of 20. I was involved in many sports such as softball, volleyball, track (sprints, none of that long distance crap) and flag football. Therefore, I was always around people and I was always making friends or making frenemies. In the moments leading up to a friendship ending, you don’t quite understand why until years later (or you do because they’re completely crazy and you couldn’t get away faster) and then it all just clicks. It immediately makes sense in your head why those certain individuals never made it to your adult years. After high school, you go your separate ways, you lose touch with basically everyone.. But there are some that make it through college together. I have been blessed with wonderful friendships with the most fantastic human beings throughout my life and they have taught me some wonderful life lessons and they have been the world’s biggest blessings. I am thankful to each and everyone person that has come into my life whether they are still here or not because¬†they have shaped me into the person I am. Each and every person has come into my life for a purpose whether it be at a good time or a very bad one and they have benefited me in the greatest way. I hope that at least a few of them can say the same for me.

All in all, some of life’s greatest moments are the unexpected ones. The ones you never thought you wanted or needed. Something that steers you way off the course you intended to take.. It’s all happening for a reason. It all leads up to something spectacular.. it just may take a little more time and if you’re like me, I’m suuuuuper impatient so I tend to go a little mad. Oops!

Like Carrie Underwood said in her song ‘Good in Goodbye’:

As bad as it was, as bad as it hurt
I thank God I didn’t get what I thought that I deserved
Sometimes life leads you down a different road
When you’re holding on to someone that you gotta let go
Someday you’ll see the reason why
Sometimes, yeah, sometimes, there’s good in goodbye

So yeah, everything happens for a reason. Simply put: There is good in goodbye.





Father of the Year Moment #1

Being a father of six daughters you love with every ounce of your being certainly has its unforgettable moments.  In this case, I knew I was never going to be nominated for father of the year in this life time.

Samii, our second oldest and blog buddy on this site was around 2 years old when this happened. ¬†We were stationed at Ft Eustis, Va., while I was in the Army. ¬†I had just finished PT on a very cold morning and needed to get a hot, relaxing bath to warm my bones back up before morning formation in the motor pool. ¬†We lived in a nice little apartment on post near the training barracks so it was always pretty loud in the mornings with trainees running by singing cadence. ¬†This particularly morning Samantha had had her fill of the noise. ¬†As I lay relaxing in the hot water, mind out in space, the bathroom door suddenly slams open with a crash against the wall, and there stands my precious little curly blond locked adorable daughter Samii, clothed in the cutest little Lion King nightgown, hair all whopper jod and disheveled. ¬†She looks directly at me, points her little finger towards the window of the bathroom, and says “Daddy those Fu#%ing boys just woke me up!” ¬†At first I was in total shock at what just came out of my little girls mouth, but I couldn’t help start laughing as I tried to be the parent and said “Samii, you can’t say that.” ¬†So she looked at me, obviously pissed off, placed her hand on her hip and said it again, ” I know daddy, but those Fu&$ing boys woke me up!”

I was done! ¬†I knew it was the wrong thing to do, but I was laughing so hard because she looked so damn adorable, I couldn’t chastise her like a normal, responsible parent should have at that time.

From that moment on I knew with certainty I was going to be silly putty in the hands of my baby girls, and would never be nominated for father of the year no matter how great any of the  six would turn out.  And yes, I am still silly putty in their hands!

Please share with us any moment you may have had similar to this. ¬†Not all of us can be parents of the year, but it doesn’t make us bad parents! It’s the little things that make us who we are. ¬†We cannot wait to hear your stories!



Pet Peeve: Those who can’t be bothered to do such menial tasks.

Happy Monday! Why don’t we start out with a HUGE pet peeve of mine. This is something that I’ve been experiencing a lot of lately and to be honest, it really pisses me off.

‘Those who can’t be bothered to do such menial tasks’

We all know people like that, right? Those people that feel as if they are TOO GOOD for you and they are so much better than you so why should they have to do something so simple when they can just ask someone else to do it for them?

Stay humble, people.

I have never seen such a sickening thing where people approach someone with a nasty attitude right off the bat and bark orders at them as if they are nothing but the scum of the Earth.

Have R E S P E C T.

What you want
(Ooh) Baby, I got
(Ooh) What you need
(Ooh) Do you know I’ve got it
(Ooh) All I’m askin’
(Ooh) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(Just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I think some people need to go back to kindergarten and learn how to be nice to one another, share and always use your manners! I, personally, do not care whether you’ve received your Master’s, PHD, or a damn high school diploma, it doesn’t give you the right to treat others in such a despicable manner.

Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Now I don’t think that is so hard, is it? I feel that these things should come naturally however, that is extremely na√Įve for me to believe because we were all raised differently and I don’t know what you went through a child leading up to today… But on that note, I know that if I treated someone the way I have seen others treated and they treated me the same way back, I would not like it. So therefore, a light bulb is going to go off in my head and say that how I treated that person was extremely inappropriate. Moving forward, I need to change the way I treat that person and treat them with more respect. That’s easy, right? Unfortunately it doesn’t seem so easy to others in society I’m afraid…

Can anyone explain this to me? Because I can’t wrap my head around how others can just treat people so badly and yet, they sleep like a baby at night.

Ugh. Rant over ūüôā

What are your thoughts!?




Introducing: US


I am Dennis, a 50ish father of six, yes I said six, daughters. But the fun only begins there. I am as white as white can be, and married to a hot ass Puerto Rican woman. (Sounding familiar). I have 3 daughters, and she has 3 daughters from previous marriages. We do not use the “Step” word in our house, and we have been together for almost 10 years. Our 2nd oldest, Samantha (Samii) will be hanging out with me here and chiming in on all things she likes because she set it up. I am an expert on raising girls, so feel free to ask anything you like. I am also a self proclaimed expert on hot ass Puerto Rican women, so hit me up on that too. I currently live in Ohio and Samii lives in Florida. We wanted to have some fun with this, some seriousness (not a lot), some good advice, a lot of bad advice, and hopefully a lot of laughs. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. Ciao!

Hey there!

I am Samantha, 25 years old, fur momma to a precious little Skye Terrier named Bella¬†and floppy-eared dwarf bunny named Sweet Pea. I’m¬†married to a Hawaiian, Japanese, Filipino, Irish and French (Anything else, Case? Goodness) man who is pretty amazing and we have been married for less than a year but I couldn’t be happier. As Denney/dad/dork said earlier, we have a pretty large family and it’s absolutely incredible. Although Denney is not my biological father, he’s never treated me any differently than his very own flesh and blood. So for that, I am eternally grateful. Quick background: My father passed away when my mother was 6 months pregnant with me. (Yes, yes it is very sad, I’ll get back to the happiness now!) I currently reside in Florida and I was born in Ohio. I cannot wait to move to a state that actually has seasons! I miss it a lot. So my dad & I will be hanging out here with you guys and we hope that you’ll have some fun with us. We encourage you to comment, email us with questions, comments, concerns, opinions at (kooldad4everandsnodonnell@outlook.com) and enjoy the ride. Check out the ‘ABOUT’ section and that gives you a little more information about us, we didn’t want to bore you completely with our first post. I hope you enjoy!