My reflections as a father to a 14 month old toddler

Today is the second time I celebrate Father’s Day. Truth be told, even though I was a father last year, I didn’t feel like one because I was dazed and confused from taking care of a young baby. It’s since been a year and I’m happy to say that on this Father’s Day, I do feel like a Dad.

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Permanent Happiness? Nope, I’m Just Human

Every few weeks, I hit a couple of days when I’m just in a funk. Either my energy levels dip or I feel overwhelmed. I used to think it was a problem I needed to fix. I was wrong. It’s just a normal part of being an emotionally-vulnerable human.

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Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck — The Freedom Money Can Buy

They say that the best things in life are free. But let’s face it, you can’t get to them if you don’t have the time. Without time, you can’t take a day off to reflect on life. That also means there’s no time for hobbies let alone, creative endeavors.

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Join tables in Rails

Let’s say you have a users table and a shows table. A user has_many shows and a show can have_many users. You’d need to set up a join table for this.

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My reflections as a father to a 9 month old baby

If I don’t write about my experiences as a father while my boy is growing up, it’s almost certain that hormones will take over and I’ll forget how I really felt. Here are some of the themes that came up.

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How to ruin your life in your 20s

I’ve lived through my 20s. While I can’t tell you the exact path that will lead you to your destiny, I can list several things that will prematurely trap your life. If you’re aware of these, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding them.

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Adding Rails references with strong migrations gem

strong_migrations gem prevents large database tables from locking up when running database migrations. The drawback is that instead of running one easy Rails migration, you end up breaking up migrations into three parts.

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Essential items for a newborn

If I had to become a first time father again, here are the essentials I’d get for my newborn. I used all the items I list here.