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Eating Lunch Outside With My Son

Eating Lunch Outside With My Son

05.29.2014
Together, for the first time in our history as father and son, we collectively experienced a sense of tranquility. Honestly, I nearly fell...
What Do I Tell My Children? Parenting in Scary and Unthinkable Times

What Do I Tell My Children? Parenting in Scary and Unthinkable Times

05.29.2014
My wife texted my on Monday that there had been a shooting a few miles from our house on Sunday night. We don't have shootings where we...
You Might Be A Mommy Or Daddy If....

You Might Be A Mommy Or Daddy If....

05.29.2014
20. If you've gotten five straight hours of deep sleep in the past few years it's because you were having surgery or in the hospital.
60 Things I'd Rather Do Than Put Boots On My Kids To Leave the House

60 Things I'd Rather Do Than Put Boots On My Kids To Leave the House

05.28.2014
They don't realize there are other things I'd rather do than wedge them into shoes and hold them upside down to zip up a coat while snot...
Understanding Love and Loss Through My Dad's Necktie

Understanding Love and Loss Through My Dad's Necktie

05.28.2014
I remember the look on my mom's face when she heard the news. I remember feeling like I couldn't breathe, and knowing that I wanted to...
3 Things Clash of Clans Taught Me About Being a Dad

3 Things Clash of Clans Taught Me About Being a Dad

05.27.2014
When my son goes to sleep, I log onto his game and fix his mistakes. Let me state right now that I'm not proud of this. But I feel compelled...
As the Father of a Daughter

As the Father of a Daughter

05.27.2014
As the father of a daughter, I wish that all men would take just a moment, today, to look inside, to decide if they are proud of the way...
How Can I Be a Good Dad If I Want to Cry So Often?

How Can I Be a Good Dad If I Want to Cry So Often?

05.27.2014
Strength comes in showing kids that there's never a need to repress feelings and there are always people there to help if you're brave...
What's Wrong With Girls? Apparently Everything

What's Wrong With Girls? Apparently Everything

05.26.2014
It's tempting to remind parents of girls to watch their running commentary on women's clothes or hair or weight or beauty. But so many...
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....