Hello everyone I am Mark. I am very glad you where able to stop by and having a look around.
Mangonedad.com is my personal blog where I am able to share my thoughts and some of my adventures in parent/fatherhood along with gaming/cooking/travel/outdoors/family.
I was born in California where I grew up near a large part of my extended family. When I was 11 my dad had to leave the state in search of work, which landed him in Arizona. So instead of my dad just coming home every weekend to visit my parents made the decision to pack up and move to Arizona to be together as a family. I will tell you this, I hated my parents for moving us away from our family and my friends. Fortunately for me and my parents that hatred was short lived.
Once my parents bought a house and I started to going to school I was able to make friends pretty easy and I started to participate in school sport. In High School I played football, baseball, and was on the track team (No I was not a runner).
Today I am very glad my parents moved use to Arizona, if they had not I would have never met my wife or had my 3 very different and wonderful kids.
The adventure in to fatherhood started for me in 2005 when Monkey Toes was born. I was so thankful she was born healthy, unfortunately that pregnancy was very rough on my wife and I due to a doctor that I would not recommend to my worst enemy.
My Buddy was born in 2008 as our biggest baby to date at 9 lbs 15 oz. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and Anxiety disorder which is something I am still working on understanding and at times do not do the best at handling him.
The youngest Squeak was born in 2013. I think she is going to be our actress. She loves attentions and is not very shy.
At times I feel like our house is turning in to a zoo. On top of the 3 kids we have 2 cats, a dog, a gerbil, and we just added a fish tank.
I look forward to sharing my experiences and my passions with you.