Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast / Vlog: Episode 1

Hello and Welcome to Episode #1 of the Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast / Vlog

This episode is not sponsored by Lego Land, SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo, but very well could be – especially considering I’m broadcasting from my home studio / office / living room / home gym in Del Mar, California – just a short drive from all of those great tourist destinations – especially great if you have kids – or are a kid at heart.

I’m your host, Joe Kennedy – The Grateful Dad. I’m 55 years young (yes 55) I’ve been a stay at home dad to our 20 month old toddler Ava Kalea Kennedy, for about 6 months now and feel like the luckiest guy in the world. When I took on this role, I knew it was a very difficult job – and it has been, but I just didn’t realize that it would be so difficult to get anything else done while taking care of the baby. Continue reading “Stay at Home Dad Entrepreneur Podcast / Vlog: Episode 1”

BeachBody Clean Week: Unboxing – What’s In the Box? (video)


Stacia and I are putting on a “Clean Week” starting on April 16th so that anyone who is interested can Make it a Week, Before Making it a Lifestyle. This is a great way to try eating clean and find out how great it makes you feel.

When you join us for clean week, you are going to find that you get to eat a lot of great, tasty foods – and that you will have more energy than you thought possible. You’ll probably even feel happier, more upbeat and just might lose a couple pounds in the process. This is just the start of creating a whole new healthier lifestyle.

This video is an unboxing of what comes in the box when you order Clean Week for $29.95 (plus shipping and handling).

You get access to all the Clean Week at home workouts on BeachBody on Demand, a Quick Start Guide, meal planner (including some tasty recipes) and a sampler of seven individual servings of Shakeology in different flavors. I chose the vegan version, as I’m working on being dairy-free – but the ‘regular’ or flavors that contain whey protein are also super tasty.

That’s what’s in the box, but what I didn’t mention in the video is that you also receive entry into our private facebook group and all the support and encouragement you need to help create your new healthy habits and energetic lifestyle. Stacia and I are both committed to helping you be super successful and hit your health and fitness goals.

Speaking of goals – I’d love to hear about yours! What are your goals? How are you going to feel when you reach them? We want to help you make that happen!

#BeMore

Lots of Love and Aloha,

Coach Joe

Seattle’s Pixvana SPIN Studio Now Offering VR Casting

Pixvana SPIN Studio VR CastingVR Casting THE Next Big Thing from Paul Allen and Bill Gates – backed Pixvana

Seattle-based Pixvana, a company that powers the future of XR storytelling and immersive media, today announced the release of Virtual Reality (VR) Casting to its SPIN Studio platform. VR Casting is a first-of-its-kind solution that lets customers easily manage and distribute VR videos from SPIN Studio to targeted VR headsets. A streamlined process lets customers share their immersive experiences with a simple “pair-and-share” feature that securely delivers the highest quality content to any audience, anywhere, at any time. Continue reading “Seattle’s Pixvana SPIN Studio Now Offering VR Casting”

Learning Mandarin and Using a Gluestick as Chapstick

I’m almost through my first few weeks as a stay at home dad and it has been very adventurous to say the least.

On a super positive note, Ava Kalea and I started to learn Mandarin yesterday – using mostly videos from YouTube.  We’ve found that there are a lot of good ones (like the one above from Jane Wang) and some not so good ones too.  When we find a good one, I try to make sure to add it to our Mandarin playlist so we can watch it every day.  Right now we are learning to count and say the days of the week in Chinese.  Hope to have that down good at some point next week – but probably really won’t know until we are able to actually test it out on someone who actually speaks Mandarin.

On the adventurous side, I am usually real good about keeping a constant eye on our little monkey baby (born in the Year of the Monkey) – BUT today I was on the phone with her Granny and had my back turned for 20 seconds ….  Ava Kalea had the cap off the glue stick and was putting it on her lips like chapstick …

Ava Kalea Kennedy’s First Time in Ocean

This is a short video of Ava Kalea Kennedy’s first time in the Pacific Ocean – or in any water outside of the bathtub and a little rain …

Video taken January 29, 2017 – Ava was just short of 5 month old.

Do you think she liked the water? Think she’ll grow up liking the beach?

Jacqueline Nataliya Kennedy – Pacifier Specialist First Class

This is a video of Jackie when she was just over 6 months old. One of my favorite videos of all time.

It is strange how much her sister looks like her – except Ava is not a Pacifier Specialist First Class (she doesn’t like them).

Ava saw this video and now is really curious about her big sister and wants to meet her soon!

 

Video: Ava Kalea Kennedy Rolls Over for the First Time

A couple of days ago, Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time – and Ava’s mom was actually taking video!  Please enjoy – feel free to share and comment.

I thought this was really cool – especially considering she was only 9 weeks and 2 days in our world. My mom says that I did not roll over until I was 5 months old! (Girls are definitely quicker than boys).

Ava Kalea Rolls Over at 9 Weeks and 2 Days: Video

A couple of days ago, Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time – and her mom was actually taking video!  Please enjoy – feel free to share and comment.

I thought this was really cool – especially considering she was only 9 weeks and 2 days in our world. My mom says that I did not roll over until I was 5 months old! (Girls are definitely quicker than boys).

Ava Kalea Rolls Over for the First Time!!!

Ava and Stacia Kennedy on Beach in Del Mar November 1, 2016This morning Stacia shared some GREAT news!  Ava Kalea rolled over for the very first time (that we know about)!!  She is only 9 weeks and two days in our world and has already turned over and started to crawl.

I had to call my mom and tell her this fantastic news.  She said she still remembered me rolling over for the first time – when she was visiting her mom (who, as it turns out, did not have much time left).  I maybe slower than most, but I did not roll over until I was 5 MONTHS old!

One great thing about this is that Stacia just happened to be taking a video of Ava when she rolled over for the very first time!  We have video evidence and will be sharing real soon!

Thank you for visiting our Daddy Blogger’s World and following the adventures of Ava Kalea and her family – including her blogger daddy …  😉