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What A Trip To Vegas Taught Me About My Marriage

What A Trip To Vegas Taught Me About My Marriage

11.20.2014
I married my husband because he is smart, funny, and great in the sack. That's how we ended up with these kids. What would it say about...
The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

11.20.2014
In an effort to prepare our kids for the dog-eat-dog, competitive world before them, we fill their days with activity. Schedule them from...
Sleep Training: Crossing Dante's Fifth Circle

Sleep Training: Crossing Dante's Fifth Circle

11.19.2014
It's been four months. Four months of sleeping in a sleeping bag on the living room floor. My wife right next to me, on the cushions off...
Joining the NYC Dads Group

Joining the NYC Dads Group

11.19.2014
I had the great pleasure of joining a "meetup" with the New York City Dads Group last week, a "support group" of dads from across the city,...
What I Gained From Having A Sister And No Brothers

What I Gained From Having A Sister And No Brothers

11.18.2014
By having a sister, I developed an early respect for the opposite sex I may not have if I had been an only child or one of three brothers....
Giving Thanks for the Second Nature of First Responders

Giving Thanks for the Second Nature of First Responders

11.18.2014
As I glanced up the stairs, the crowd of tweens suddenly parted and down rolled this jacket-clad snowball of a boy right at me. Luckily,...
7 Things I Stopped Worrying About As A Parent

7 Things I Stopped Worrying About As A Parent

11.18.2014
Stop fretting over every decision and quit judging yourself against the people of the Internet. Half that crap is Photoshopped, anyway....
How Keira Knightley's Breasts Inspired Our Family Body Image Talk

How Keira Knightley's Breasts Inspired Our Family Body Image Talk

11.17.2014
I think her anti-Photoshopping statement, coming from someone more commonly referred to as "too skinny" than "too large," means as much...
I Am A Dad With Stage 4 Lung Cancer, And Here's What I Know Now

I Am A Dad With Stage 4 Lung Cancer, And Here's What I Know Now

11.17.2014
Sadness is inevitable -- I'm only human, and trying too hard to rise above it only hurts more. But I do accept. I accept that life is finite,...
How to Be a More Mindful Parent

How to Be a More Mindful Parent

11.14.2014
Being a mindful parent starts by being present for your children -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
My Wife Almost Died. Twice.

My Wife Almost Died. Twice.

11.14.2014
We slowly developed an ability to vocalize, to be open and to share the pain. As much as family and friends were there for us, the only...
Your Kids Are So Lucky to Have Such Wonderful Parents!

Your Kids Are So Lucky to Have Such Wonderful Parents!

11.14.2014
First, my children (or anyone's children) should never hear they're lucky someone loves them and cares for them. That should be a given...
Sorry, But I'm Not Saying Sorry Anymore

Sorry, But I'm Not Saying Sorry Anymore

11.13.2014
How many times do you say "sorry" each day? And I'm not just talking about the word. Skip the word itself. How many times a day do you...
You Don't Have To Have Sex With Your Husband Every Night

You Don't Have To Have Sex With Your Husband Every Night

11.13.2014
I'm not saying you definitely shouldn't have a daily slap-and-tickle session with your partner. I don't know you. Why would I give you...