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6 Parenting Lessons From 'Doctor Who'

6 Parenting Lessons From 'Doctor Who'

08.21.2014
Love is not a finite resource. It is infinitely replenishable, and my capacity to feel it and share it with others is much bigger than...
Talk To Your Kids About Ferguson

Talk To Your Kids About Ferguson

08.20.2014
If you also believe that most Black families in the United States have talked about Ferguson, what does it say about the rest of us if...
Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

08.20.2014
I am an educator. This is true. Education has been where my passion has met with purpose for nearly a quarter century. I am an educator....
How Improv Prepared Me For Motherhood

How Improv Prepared Me For Motherhood

08.19.2014
I came late to motherhood, as I came late to most things, like blooming and general adulthood. The craziness of my early 20s went on and...
My Son Taught Me How To Swim... Again

My Son Taught Me How To Swim... Again

08.19.2014
I intentionally relate with my son in a way I can't quite seem to figure out while at the dinner table, bedtime, walk, playground... you...
Backpacks for Everyone

Backpacks for Everyone

08.18.2014
As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new...
Vegas, Baby! (Well, Minus Our Babies)

Vegas, Baby! (Well, Minus Our Babies)

08.18.2014
After zipping by that line and getting inside, I made my way up to the bar. What?! $15 for a watered-down Jack and Coke? Good thing my...
I Moved In With My In-Laws, And Here's How It Worked

I Moved In With My In-Laws, And Here's How It Worked

08.18.2014
I could've easily said no to this arrangement. But I didn't. Generally speaking, I don't regret it.
Dad's Challenge For 'Real Men' Is Going Viral (And It Doesn't Involve An Ice Bucket)

Dad's Challenge For 'Real Men' Is Going Viral (And It Doesn't Involve An Ice Bucket)

Cate Matthews  08.15.2014
Your Facebook feed has probably been pretty filled lately with ice bucket altruism, but with any luck, it's about to get a little more...
Back to School, Back to Sports, Time to Huddle Up About Sports Safety

Back to School, Back to Sports, Time to Huddle Up About Sports Safety

08.14.2014
Youth sports are, and should always be, a valuable experience, filled with challenges, competition and fun. But too many kids are stuck...
16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

08.14.2014
I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous...
The Wrong Way To Support Your Wife's Breastfeeding

The Wrong Way To Support Your Wife's Breastfeeding

08.13.2014
Yes, I am proud of my wife's decision to breastfeed. But, if I am being honest, I am more proud of what we learned before her milk ever...
The Parental Blame Game

The Parental Blame Game

08.12.2014
When they were born, they were all potential. We couldn't do anything but start screwing them up from day one. So, when we see characteristics...
Don't Act Like You Don't Hear The Baby Crying!

Don't Act Like You Don't Hear The Baby Crying!

08.11.2014
It's amazing what a lack of sleep will do to a person. I don't know about you, but no sleep for me equals psychopath. Well, psychopath...