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Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

09.19.2014
Children need to be at least 4'9" and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to make the move from a booster seat to riding with just a seat belt....
If Toddlers Ruled the World

If Toddlers Ruled the World

09.18.2014
Naps would be banned and only free-sleep (the act of naturally falling asleep, such as comfortably in a car seat or face down in a cereal...
Arrrr!... Parent Like a Pirate!

Arrrr!... Parent Like a Pirate!

09.17.2014
The consequence stung, but needless to say, the loss of an iPhone beats being sentenced to "sweating," a playful pirate punishment that...
What Matters Most About Being a Father

What Matters Most About Being a Father

09.17.2014
Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who...
Rocker Slash Says He's A Total Pushover Father

Rocker Slash Says He's A Total Pushover Father

Caroline Bologna  09.17.2014
You'd expect someone who shreds his guitar in front of millions of hard rock fans might be a tough father, but for Slash, that couldn't...
Dad Punishes 4-Year-Old Son By Making Him Hold 'I Hit Little Girls' Sign

Dad Punishes 4-Year-Old Son By Making Him Hold 'I Hit Little Girls' Sign

Avery Stone  09.16.2014
Children need to be taught that violence toward women is never, ever acceptable. But humiliating them is not the way to teach them that...
8 Components of the Perfect Dad Brain

8 Components of the Perfect Dad Brain

09.16.2014
Building the perfect dad brain requires a blend of smarts, morals and karate skills that can't be found in just one movie dad, which is...
A Fistful of Jeans: How it Actually Feels to Lose a Parent

A Fistful of Jeans: How it Actually Feels to Lose a Parent

09.16.2014
The worst part of losing her wasn't finding her body; It wasn't even having to break the news to her mother (my grandmother) later that...
What Happened When My 4-Year-Old Received Her First 'Blonde' Joke

What Happened When My 4-Year-Old Received Her First 'Blonde' Joke

09.16.2014
Well, my 4-year-old daughter has been presented with her very own blonde joke and like many things that happen to my oldest child I find...
I'm Not Here to Make Life Easy for You: A Love Letter to My Future Children

I'm Not Here to Make Life Easy for You: A Love Letter to My Future Children

09.16.2014
Work is often a prerequisite for great beauty. Every laugh involves a heave of the chest. Every deep, fulfilling breath moves the diaphragm....
Raising Kids, One Letter At A Time

Raising Kids, One Letter At A Time

09.15.2014
I said to my wife, "Someone is c-r-a-b-b-y and needs an n-a-p." In the middle of throwing a bit of 'tude, my son turned to me and said,...
8 Unrealistic Expectations Parents Have For Their Kids

8 Unrealistic Expectations Parents Have For Their Kids

09.15.2014
Our children mess up. They lie to us, they're sneaky, they don't listen and they know how to push all the wrong buttons. I'm not telling...
My Summer Work-cation

My Summer Work-cation

09.15.2014
Just because we decide to take PTO doesn't mean the rest of the working world acknowledges it. The demands keep coming, even with an OOO...
'I Want To Pee Like Daddy'

'I Want To Pee Like Daddy'

09.12.2014
She's not as confusing as some of the women I've dated; I understand her; I get her and she gets me. We grew up together, in a sense, and...