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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....
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.