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For My Dad

For My Dad

09. 3.2014
My dad was not superhuman. He was just a man who was operating with the tools he was given by his own life experience. What a cool guy...
5 Pieces Of Parenting Advice I'm Tired Of Hearing

5 Pieces Of Parenting Advice I'm Tired Of Hearing

09. 3.2014
I'll take the good with the bad, not out of some hope that eventually one will outweigh the other, but with the understanding that parenting,...
Finding Coupleness In Our Parenthood

Finding Coupleness In Our Parenthood

09. 3.2014
There's no question, in the trajectory of our time together, we've entered a new phase in our relationship. We've gone from couplehood...
10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having A Daughter

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having A Daughter

09. 2.2014
No one ever told me how irrationally crushed I would be the first time my little girl wanted to marry the silly, handsome boy from preschool...
5 Ways Being A Good Dad Is Damn Sexy

5 Ways Being A Good Dad Is Damn Sexy

09. 2.2014
Sadly, there are men who've been married for decades and still have no clue about what it takes to be a good dad or husband. Don't be like...
Dad's Genius Trick To Teach Kids The Art Of Changing A Toilet Paper Roll

Dad's Genius Trick To Teach Kids The Art Of Changing A Toilet Paper Roll

Avery Stone  09. 2.2014
It's hard out there for parents who want to teach their kids about important issues. Dad Will Reid found there was only one way to get...
Magic

Magic

08.29.2014
The thing about loss is that it's not a dark, brooding presence. Not like in the movies. Not in reality. Loss hibernates.
The 5 Stages Of Spending Time Without Kids

The 5 Stages Of Spending Time Without Kids

08.29.2014
On the rare occasions we're granted a parental sabbatical, I've noticed a disturbing trend -- we miss our damn kids too much!
Why I'm Going To Let My Daughter Fail Math

Why I'm Going To Let My Daughter Fail Math

08.27.2014
This year, I've decided I'm not going to stand over her with a timer and a cupcake to coax her to the finish line.
A Message To Our Boys About How (Not) To Become Men

A Message To Our Boys About How (Not) To Become Men

08.27.2014
Next week, this playground I'm writing from will be teeming with messages. Those messages aren't up to us. But when our boys return, we...
The Reality Of Raising African-American Boys In America

The Reality Of Raising African-American Boys In America

08.26.2014
Despite good grades, accomplishments, pleasant manners and common sense, many of our sons are seen as aggressive or prone to violence....
An Awesome Life Lesson From My Son With Down Syndrome: Friends and New Beginnings

An Awesome Life Lesson From My Son With Down Syndrome: Friends and New Beginnings

08.26.2014
In Jack's mind, you never lose friends, you just don't see them outside of your own mind as much as you used to. And to my son, that is...
4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

08.26.2014
There is nothing in your daughter's timeline that you need to fear. Nothing. The only thing worth fearing as the dad of a daughter is not...
Let It Go

Let It Go

08.25.2014
I let her move herself in this year so that she could move herself into her twenties. I let it go. I guess it's a function of embracing...