Welcome to Epic Diapers! A site devoted to gaming parents and the challenges of balancing both family and recreation time. Growing up with games of all kinds, it’s a hobby that many of us in our
mid to late 30s (plus or minus ten years) can just drop, right? However, it’s sometimes tough to balance the priorities of being a good parent and spouse with the desire to pew pew, nuke the crap out of something, or explore a sand box while committing virtual carjacking. This site is also meant to be a resource for those gaming parents that are finding it difficult to pull themselves away from their gaming; I hope it can become a forum for those wishing to share tips and strategies to put their families first, but finding a few hours a week to be in their own world, a world without a crying child, blown out diapers, midnight feedings, and the recipient of well-deserved choice words from the spouse. There are also occasional nonsensical posts that are failed attempts at pure entertainment.
Currently I blog mostly about my exploits in the World of Warcraft, the place I spend the majority of my gaming time. However, I do pick up console games on occasion, and when presented, will talk about those as well.
I also produce (roughly) weekly mini-casts that are featured on “The Instance,” the “AIE Podcast” and sometimes “Convert to Raid.” These are fun little segments intended to offer advice on how to maximize one’s efficiency in getting the most they can out of the World of Warcraft in the least amount of time.
Additionally, I record and produce the “AIE Raid Wrapup” segment that appears on the “AIE Podcast.” I am also a co-host on TortureCast, a podcast by and for fans of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Finally, I produce and co-host “Kids are Hard,” with my wife, a podcast about the fun and challenges of being a parent.
I subscribe to the mantra that enjoying everything in moderation is one of several keys to happiness, along with at least several other tangible and intangible keys. Maybe the “key ring” of life is more appropriate? I certainly wouldn’t be considered your typical nerd, but I do have nerd-like tendencies from time to time, gaming being one of them. I’ve kept myself happy by keeping my responsibilities and interests all up in the air at the same time; I just have to be careful to keep my eye on each ball and be sure not to drop one, especially the large, poison-spiked ball of family responsibilities. My two children are my life, and I am devoted to them. I want to give them opportunities that I never had. I want to make sure that they feel loved more than they could imagine. But, everyone’s gotta have their downtime, their escape, their personal panic room; oh, wait, maybe they wouldn’t be terrified while in said room.
By day I’m a marine biologist, on weekends an amateur baseball player. But above all, I’m a devoted father and husband.
You can email me: epicdiapers AT gmail DOT com
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