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The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

Adrian Kulp | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

What happens when your kids are finally old enough to ask tough questions that actually mean something? Questions that stir up emotion and make you wonder if they're mature enough to hear the answer.

Dads, Be Good to Your Daughters

Adrian Kulp | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I sometimes forget that this innocent little girl who tries my patience (often, but certainly not always) is going to eventually grow into a woman. I forget how important it is for her to love her dad.

The Terrible Twos Were NOTHING Compared To This

Adrian Kulp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Every day, I suit up for battle. It's not just the usual twice-a-day stuff like "I don't wanna go" or "I don't wanna eat that for breakfast." I'm talking about something every hour. Screaming, pushing, punching, biting, spitting, back-talking, karate kicks and testicle head butts. All in a day's work.

I Can't Stop Cursing Around My Kids

Adrian Kulp | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

As far as I can remember, I didn't grow up with a foul mouth. As kids, my parents didn't really shield me or my brothers from bad words, but they certainly didn't duct tape us to chairs in the basement and make us watch George Carlin videos either.

14 Valentine's Gifts You Definitely Shouldn't Give Your Wife

Amy Wruble | Posted 04.15.2013 | Weddings
Amy Wruble

Your wife is your Carol Brady -- why are you trying to make her feel like Alice? Forget about household appliances. Instead, imagine what Jay-Z is giving Beyoncé. Now find an affordable version of that.

14 Valentine's Gifts Your Husband Will Not Appreciate

Adrian Kulp | Posted 04.14.2013 | Weddings
Adrian Kulp

If you've already got the perfect present for your hubby, let's hope it isn't on this list. This is stuff we just DON'T need...

(Co)Sleeping With The Enemy

Adrian Kulp | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I can't really honestly tell you that I've had a decent night of sleep since Charlie was born. I think that my wife and I are in agreement about one thing: We want our bedroom back.

Paging Doctor Mommy

Adrian Kulp | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I'm rapidly approaching my third year as a stay-at-home dad. Before I became a father, I had inherent difficulties with finesse. I moved through life like a bull in the china shop. After I had kids, I became a little more refined. My wife inspired me to raise my standards

This Is Christmas?

Adrian Kulp | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I'm not angry or bitter about what Christmas has become. The magic and joy of the season is still there, I just have to dig a little deeper and battle the elements to get to them.

HOLD STILL! It's Halloween

Adrian Kulp | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

The days of a 'quick picture' are over.

My Anti-Bucket List

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Amy Wruble

Instead of pressuring myself to see the world, run a marathon or win a Grammy (as a mom to a toddler, I consider it a victory when I leave the house with clean hair), I thought I'd let myself off the hook on some of my least favorite activities.

Back Off, Stay-at-Home Dads

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers with one hand while making realistic elephant sounds, I feel a little threatened.

Cosmic Payback: The Day My Baby Pulled Bro Code on Me

Adrian Kulp | Posted 09.20.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

He couldn't hang and he knew it. He had to crash. And I had to look the other way. Because of bro code.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Preschool Will Never Hurt Me

Adrian Kulp | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Between the fingernail's worth of Cheetos dust permanently left in my eyeball and the graphite in my thigh, forgive me for feeling a little apprehensive about sending my little girl into the lion's den of public education...

10 Reasons I'm Jealous Of My Son

Adrian Kulp | Posted 10.03.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Charlie turns 1 year-old today. I can't help but feel a little jealous of his lifestyle.