Published by: Jason Stephens

Jason Stephens is co-owner/co-creator/co-author of “By The Seat of Our Pants”. He enjoys his professional role as a voice actor and entertainer, but absolutely relishes his role as a father. Jason’s voice over specialty is impersonation and character work, and he’s been heard on The Tonight Show (impersonating Morgan Freeman). Fortunately for him, playing make-believe, creating odd sounds and voices, and causing laughter are also a big part of fatherhood. Jason loves to inspire and share new ideas, and wants to make a phenomenal life for his growing family.

toddler with new beagle at build a bear workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop For Jerks

By: , February 10th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Musings, Parenting

Parental Happiness Costs You Your Cynicism

I’ve been a cynic for most of my life, and that part of my personality has not been a terribly positive attribute.  I have a conflict of conscience buying in …

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Road Trips Change After You Have Kids

We Wrote A Guest Post…

By: , October 23rd, 2015. Posted in: Musings, Parenting, Travel

...about how road trips change after you have kids.

After our recent road trip to the Twin Cities, we teamed up with our friends, Ryan & Kindra, over at Love & Adventure (a really super awesome travel …

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Flip This Diet – Episode Seven

By: , October 9th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

When The Pain of Change Goes Away, Be More Diligent

The need to buy bigger clothes is a humbling inconvenience.  On one hand, it feels pretty good to have some new duds (and you feel less like a sausage in …

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Flip This Diet – Episode Six

By: , September 29th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

Onward Through Setbacks!

Back on April 2nd of this year, I embarked on a journey to be healthier.  I weighed 265 pounds, and experienced more aches and pains than a fellow my age …

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Review of Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

By: , September 24th, 2015. Posted in: Reviews, Travel

Toddler Tuesday and Off-Peak Season Fun

When you think about fun stuff for a two year old kid to do, you might not think roller coasters fit the bill (and for the most part, they don’t).  …

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50 Family-Friendly Tunes

By: , September 5th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A kid-friendly playlist that the entire family will enjoy (because you can only listen to "Wheels On The Bus" so many times).

Like many families, we love music!  We love to dance around the living room to our favorites and sing along with our playlists on car trips.  We also frequently indulge the experimentation …

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I Commissioned A Portrait of My Son, and it is Epic!

By: , July 31st, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A Photo + A Skilled Artist = One Of A Kind Awesome

If you’ve been to an amusement park or county fair, you’ve probably seen a caricature artist hawking their wares.  Well, maybe “hawking” is wrong.  I’ve never actually seen even the …

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Helicopter Parent?

By: , July 20th, 2015. Posted in: Parenting

I Consider Myself More of A Dirigible Parent

My number one goal when I’m playing with my son is that he survives daily peril with no permanent damage.  He’s just over two years-old, so he actively seeks out …

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This Dumb Contest

By: , July 14th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money

What Were We Thinking?

I’m going to share something with you that doesn’t make me feel good.  It’s something that happens to a lot of businesses which run contests, but few will ever talk …

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A Stranger Tickling My Child Doesn’t Tickle Me

By: , June 29th, 2015. Posted in: Parenting

Finding the Balance Between Sensible Caution and Overreaction

I really love running errands with LB.  Whether it’s a trip across town or a quick jaunt to the grocery store over the hill, he’s my favorite travel companion.  Sure, …

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