A few weeks ago, I mentioned I had completely cut out all forms of sugar and grains/gluten.
I didn’t have a plan to stop or cheat on my plan but when in Nashville this weekend we found a great bakery that had paleo donuts. By definition a paleo donut fits into my criteria for food and I was excited to have a treat.
Their was some miscommunication between me and the donut lady and only one of the donuts we got was paleo (the smallest one in the box).
So I ended up having a cheat day and boy was it a good one. I had a S’more one that had chocolate icing and marshmallow filling.
Place 1,013 I do not fit in: CrossFit tournaments. I think even the toddlers had protein in their bottles. We went to the West Coast CrossFit Regionals in Portland on Saturday. Garr loooovvvveeeesssss CrossFit. Like, gets up at 3:30 am every weekday to do CrossFit loves. He’s also insanely good at it and I will be […]
Today is my last day of my 12-week paternity Automattic generously gives new parents.
These last few weeks have been awesome but I’m thrilled to be going back for several reasons.
On Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s I have been watching the kids from 6:45a until about 5:00p. Typically during this time, it was me and the kids. Conversations revolved around Barbies and her play kitchen.
I Miss WordPress
On average over the last three I’ve spent about 60 minutes on the computer. I had to find nuggets of time to record my weekly podcast.
Goals and Projects
I’ve had to postpone my goals and project and few things were checked off my to do list (mainly because of the lack of computer time). I found that instead of doing household projects at the end of the day, I’d try to catch up on my email or other small computer tasks.
By going back to work, my goal is to finish everything computer related before dinner time, then work on home projects after the kids are asleep.
Sure I’m going to miss all the fun mornings walking to the park, playing Candyland at lunch and all the other joys of being a stay at home dad.
Thankfully, I get to work from home and our kids will be here with our nanny, so I can be active in their lives each day.
It’s a joy to be a dad and send time with these kiddos:
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Since joining Automattic (and to the annoyance of some people, I’m sure) I tend to go on about how much I enjoy my job and the company itself. I’ve often been asked what it takes and what you need to know to get the job. Especially since I called people to join me in my last post, I thought I would put together my thoughts and some resources which I can point people to or they can hopefully find through searching online as well.
I’m going to go a bit further and not only talk about what you need to do to get the job, but what I think you need to be successful in the Happiness Engineer role at Automattic. Please note that there are a lot of points here and you don’t have to be an expert in all of them to apply, but having a good understanding…
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