The Sunday Sip Father’s Day Special: The Men Behind The Mommies

Welcome to a very special Father’s Day Edition of The Sunday Sip! Usually on Sunday we kick back with a fabulous blogger and get to know them a little better. The Sunday Sip is one of the fun ways that we connect with each other. But today is a day for Dads, so we decided to kick back with the men behind More Than Mommies. We think they are stellar Dads and even though this blog is all about The Mommies–they are two of the biggest reasons that we are able to ride this crazy roller coaster day after day. 

It’s time they had their moment in the sun, if only for today. 

So, we added a little Baileys to the coffee this morning; the bacon is sizzling on the Father’s day breakfast-in-bed, and now that they’re awake, we are ready to sit down with two of the best dads (and husbands) we know:

Meet Jerry (Janene’s Heavy Lifter and Bookkeeper–no easy task there!). Jerry is a working man and father of four– 3 boys(including a set of twins) and one girl. He is an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan, and BBQ grill master. He also likes working in the garden, hunting and playing video games (but only in his SPARE time).

Tell us, Jer, what’s the best thing about being a dad?

When I walk through the door and the kids act like they haven’t seen me in forever! Hearing them yell, “Daddy’s home!” and having them run to give me hugs and tell me they missed me is the most amazing feeling in the world. Nothing beats it. No matter how crappy a day I might have had at work it always brings a smile to my face because I know  – in that moment – what it’s all about. 

For you, what is the most unexpected thing about being a dad?

I didn’t really have expectations – so this is a tough one. I think I’d have to say that the most unexpected thing I’ve noticed since being a dad is how much the things I thought mattered a lot really don’t but there are other things that do matter. For example my car may not REALLY need tinted windows (which I’ve always wanted) but does need 4 Wheel Drive to keep me safe in the winter driving home from work – so the kids can make me smile again!

What’s the most challenging thing about being a dad?

Watching my children when they are sick. I can handle cleaning up after them but I hate when I can’t make them feel better. 

That and keeping ants out of the basement because the twins don’t know how to eat something without sharing it with the floor. 

Give us your take on what it’s like to be a husband of a blogger: 

The best thing about being the husband of a blogger is that my wife has something that makes her happy. The scariest thing about being a husband of a blogger is knowing that just about anything that happens on a daily basis is blog material – and she’s not afraid to use it.

Meet Jim (Christine’s Big Bear and Logistics Guy). Jim is another hardworking dad. When he isn’t making crazy, muddy laundry on the construction site (sorry, it’s been raining all week and he worked outside). He is the proud father of four adoring girls. He enjoys working in the garden, watching Pittsburgh Pens Hockey, sitting around a campfire, spending time with family, and golfing. 
What’s the best thing about being a dad, Jim?

The kids listen to me—haha! That’s sarcasm. I love watching them grow from babies to young ladies and knowing that I have a big part to play in that. 

What is the most unexpected thing about being a dad?

I never anticipated the emotional roller coaster that I would witness as a result of having four girls. Editor’s Note: At the moment our youngest is throwing a full blown tantrum because she wasn’t given the snack that she wanted. She went from content to meltdown in .001 seconds. –Case in point, right there. 
What’s the most challenging thing about being a dad?

Coming home after a rough day of work to chaos, it’s really hard to maintain patience. I like things in order, so the mess and misbehavior that goes along with having kids is hard to deal with at times…It’s the truth.

Give us your take on what it’s like to be the husband of a blogger:

I feel good that Christine has a creative outlet. But sometimes it can be challenging to deal with because it takes a lot of time and she gets wrapped up in it.  But when I read some of the posts and the things that she is accomplishing I am happy for her. There’s definitely ups and downs with it, but overall it’s been a good experience. 

We hope you enjoyed getting to know our guys a little better. While flattered, I’m not sure this was their idea of fun times–being interviewed. Don’t worry they will be compensated generously for their time. wink. wink.

We will be back next week with our regular feature. 

Happy Father’s day, Dads! 
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  1. WhenCrazyMeetsExhaustion says

    Adorable!! I love the collage of pics, too!! Great idea, ladies! And happy birthday to your mens 😉

  2. Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly says

    Love the Father’s Day special! The pictures are so cute, might just have to go and check out the pictures of my hubby and his first-born 😉

  3. Nikki Stevens says

    Super sweet post, I enjoyed reading about your hubbies. They sound like awesome, supportive guys!

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