Category

Mr. PBL Posts

Metaphorically Speaking About Chocolate Covered Brussels Sprouts

Hey guys, Mr.PBL here! I was just surfing the web and I found that somebody tweeted a joke about coating Brussels sprouts in chocolate. I thought it was funny but it got me thinking about other situations. We take a bad situation in life and sugar coat it to make it seem way better than it is. This is normal for humans to do but is it unhealthy? Just like the Brussels sprout coated in chocolate, if you eat it you are still getting the benefits of the vegetable.

Continue Reading…

Dating My Spouse and the Do’s and Don’ts

Hey guys, Mr. PBL here. I know a lot of our readers are women, and my purpose is not to offend anybody. Please remember that I am just a guy who grew up in the woods, so please take everything I say with a grain of salt. A lot of guys can think of dating as hunting. “Hey boys, we’re on the prowl tonight! Let’s find us some beautiful women to hang out with.” Like a lion tracking its prey, we think of starting a conversation as moving in for the kill. All that testosterone and mojo in the air makes dating a lot of hard work. We tend to think of marriage as the “kill”. Just like how a lion picks out a prime subject to hunt down and finally acquire, we too pick out a beautiful woman to play this cat and mouse game with until we “lock it down” with marriage.

Continue Reading…

Keeping Healthy During the Holidays

Hey guys, Mr. PBL here. I always struggle with this. Not too long ago we had our last soccer game of the season, which was my primary source of exercise. We had Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner and that means a lot of food and drinks! I know I am excited but I fear with every year coming faster and my metabolism getting slower, I will become unhealthy. This really scares me because I want to live a long time, mostly to annoy Mrs. PBL, Lol! That’s why I truly believe that keeping healthy during the holidays is very important.

Continue Reading…

The Surprising Results of “OverParenting”

Hey, Mr. PBL here! I don’t know how all you single parents out there do it. My wife went out of town for a whole week for the first time ever. We are a good team, but we have separate responsibilities. She usually makes lunch for school, does the English homework, does laundry, makes sure everything in all the folders are properly filled out, and plans everything out for the week so our son has a very smooth life. I am sure I missed a million other things she does too and I cannot accomplish what I do and what she does. When it is just my son and I, he has to step up and do most of this stuff on his own. I’ve learned a lot about overparenting this week.

Continue Reading…

When Is Enough, Enough?

Hi, Mr. PBL here! Is it ok to be fed up with something? You have been dealing with the same things for so long you don’t know if you can take it anymore. The same smell, the same look, sure it is comfortable, but what about getting out of your comfort zone for a minute and inviting a little excitement. You have had it for so long you just want something new. I mean enough, is enough! NO, I am not talking about your spouse; I am talking about cars and clothes.

Continue Reading…

Why Is It So Hard To Be Me?

Mr. PBL here, I am a pretty deep thinker when I am finishing up a DIY project (We should be posting about it next week and I am really excited for y’all to see it!) and I was thinking about how hard it is to be me! I am sure you all think I am crazy. I am married to Mrs. Positively Beautiful Life, I am healthy, and I have a good job. Why do I think it is so hard to be me? I am generally a pessimistic person and I see the world as the glass half empty. It is a struggle for me to see the positive in things, but I have come a long way. It seems like it is hard finding time to exercise, or passing on a free piece of cake, or to get up and help others. I know that the things worth doing are not easy, but why is it so hard for me to be positive?

Continue Reading…

Crazy kids and DIY’s

Hey guys, Mr. PBL here! If you have kids then I am sure you can relate to this. Kids break things, not on purpose most of the time, but some of these can be very costly repairs. I remember when I was young my brother and I put multiple holes in the sheetrock of our house. If we would have hired somebody to come fix them, it would have cost my parents a ton of money. Like they say, whatever you put your parents through as a child, expect the same from your own kids. Well a game of hide and seek tag in the house turned into one of these instances. Our son was trying to get away and thought it would be a great idea to jump out the window of our bathroom.

Continue Reading…

Mr. PBL- The Root Of All Evil

Hey, Mr. PBL here! I am a rather deep thinker when I am paying bills. They say money is the root of all evil, I would say that the love of money is the root of all evil. Don’t love money. Use it to your advantage to make your life, and the lives of everybody around you a lot smoother. A good friend of ours said, “that money is nothing more than a lubricator.” Life without money can be a rough one, having money seems to make life run like a well-oiled machine. In the right hands money can be a very powerful instrument that allows great things to happen.

Continue Reading…