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Hello, God, It's Me, Dadmissions

Hello, God, It's Me, Dadmissions

02. 6.2014
This week, I've really been thinking about things. So I grabbed my computer and I wrote my very first letter... to God.
A Dad's Words To His Daughter, From The Makeup Aisle

A Dad's Words To His Daughter, From The Makeup Aisle

02. 6.2014
Maybe a father's words can deliver his daughter through this gauntlet of institutionalized shame and into a deep, unshakeable sense of...
Dadmissions: Is Our Imagination Dead?

Dadmissions: Is Our Imagination Dead?

02. 3.2014
"You have no imagination anymore. You need something to be able to transport you to another land. How come adults have no imagination?"...
To The Woman And Child Who Sat At Table 9

To The Woman And Child Who Sat At Table 9

02. 3.2014
Sometimes doing the right thing does not make everyone happy -- just the people who need it the most.
25 Things Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

25 Things Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

02. 2.2014
Once in a while when you look at your little gal twirling in her frilly skirt, remember she'll be grown one day. What do you want her to...
WSJ Article Says Three Out of Four Parents Yell Once Per Month. And Now We Can All Feel Like Failures.

WSJ Article Says Three Out of Four Parents Yell Once Per Month. And Now We Can All Feel Like Failures.

01.31.2014
A new Wall Street Journal says that three out of four parents yell at their children once a month. I say four out of four parents are liars....
Having a Son Has Ruined Football for Me

Having a Son Has Ruined Football for Me

01.31.2014
The boy in me who was raised on Buddy Ryan football was shocked to hear himself say no. My ego and pride were alive with the notion that...
The Detail In This Photo That Stunned Me To My Core

The Detail In This Photo That Stunned Me To My Core

01.28.2014
Through my presence, I can become someone my son can believe in. Perhaps then, I can learn to believe in myself.
For Daughters, Is Babysitting the First Step on the Mommy Track?

For Daughters, Is Babysitting the First Step on the Mommy Track?

01.28.2014
By endorsing my daughter's entry into the babysitting business so unconsciously, was I contributing to the cycle of gender discrimination...
Taking A Holiday From Technology

Taking A Holiday From Technology

01.27.2014
A technology holiday allows us to slow down the pace of life, look around and become more aware of our immediate surroundings. To the most...
6 Ways Having Kids Ruins Your Life

6 Ways Having Kids Ruins Your Life

01.24.2014
One of the reasons I started my blog was to vent about how my son's existence was forcing me to alter my own, and to show the world that...
I Didn't Know I Married A Great Father

I Didn't Know I Married A Great Father

01.24.2014
I had an abstract idea of him as a dad: carrying a mini version of himself on his shoulders, rocking our children to sleep. But we hadn't...
The Final Lesson Our Dog Taught My Sons

The Final Lesson Our Dog Taught My Sons

01.24.2014
Like any good dog, Mike enriched our family. And even in death, he's helping us teach a heartbreaking, yet vital lesson to our boys.
On the Occasion of My Little Girl Turning 1

On the Occasion of My Little Girl Turning 1

01.23.2014
My baby is turning 1. She's a marvel. I have to trust that all those who would impede her will be dazzled, blinded by her strength, character...