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This Is What a Kid's Birthday-Party-Planning Existential Crisis Looks Like

This Is What a Kid's Birthday-Party-Planning Existential Crisis Looks Like

05.23.2014
I recently stood in the middle of a madhouse. Kids in electric-orange socks, like a too-bright dystopian fantasy, sprinted past me in every...
How To Understand Your Alien Toddler

How To Understand Your Alien Toddler

05.22.2014
I am not suggesting that toddlers have free reign. We adults help socialize our alien toddlers by teaching them, over time, about our earthly...
A Story of Two 'Hanks'

A Story of Two 'Hanks'

05.21.2014
"Your style of editing leaves a lot to be desired. The job you did on my last article was so emasculated, the thrust of what I intended...
When Sexual Innuendos Create Hilarious Misunderstandings

When Sexual Innuendos Create Hilarious Misunderstandings

05.21.2014
Really anything can be turned into an innuendo as long as it is followed with a sly smile and raised eyebrows.
When Your Parents Become the Coolest People Ever

When Your Parents Become the Coolest People Ever

05.20.2014
To all of the parents out there that feel as though the stubborn adolescent that you created will never change, here is some hope for you....
How to Get Kids to Appreciate Art

How to Get Kids to Appreciate Art

05.19.2014
Here I was, at one of the greatest art museums in the world, not sure what I was supposed to do next. So I turned to leave. But just before...
The Real Problem At The Dinner Table Isn't What I Thought

The Real Problem At The Dinner Table Isn't What I Thought

05.16.2014
Eckhart Tolle says stress is what happens when we want to be in a different moment, a different place, or a different circumstance. And,...
5 Highly Unconventional Parenting Techniques, Explained

5 Highly Unconventional Parenting Techniques, Explained

05.16.2014
In his recent book, Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask, sociologist...
I Really Need a Fish in My Life

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

05.15.2014
"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted...
9 Examples Of What It Means To Be 'Such a Girl'

9 Examples Of What It Means To Be 'Such a Girl'

05.15.2014
There is no one thing that makes someone a girl, and more importantly, you could not think of a less insulting insult than to call someone...
This Is What It's Like To Travel On A Plane With 3 Kids

This Is What It's Like To Travel On A Plane With 3 Kids

05.15.2014
Have you ever tried to juggle chainsaws? I have. That's what it is like when travelling with small kids.
The Dance This Dad Will Never Forget

The Dance This Dad Will Never Forget

05.14.2014
When you get older you will not want to dance with your dad. You will want to dance with other boys. Boys that I will never think are good...
Does Being a Good Partner Make You a Better Mother?

Does Being a Good Partner Make You a Better Mother?

05.13.2014
The cute notes have turned into emails and texts throughout the day about how many diaper changes the baby has had. The long, thoughtful...
For The Non-Parents Who Think I've Turned Into A Total A**hole

For The Non-Parents Who Think I've Turned Into A Total A**hole

05.13.2014
When it comes to friendships, parents of young children are forced to hunker down and encase themselves in a protective cocoon in order...