When daycare says it’s time for your child to move up to the toddler room, you may be in denial. And you may bargain. But eventually you’ll accept it.
I am spending the summer home with my sons. They are 5 and 7. I fully appreciate the unencumbered, freewheeling imagination of these bright young boys. I do. I say this as a disclaimer to be applied to what might be considered a hurtful thing to say, did you not know how truly enamored and […]
(CNN) Warning: This article contains language some may consider offensive. CNN is warning you of the word ‘dick.’ Not the reprehensible misunderstanding of the word ‘consent’ or the toxic arrogance of a serial abuser who’s been godded-up for his ‘brave vulnerability,’ which apparently was toxic. Louis C.K. issued a statement in response to sexual misconduct […]
Perhaps it’s just my nature to be wistful. That very well could be it. I could easily make the argument that wistfulness is my strongest suit as a writer. But wistful for me these days is honest. Because while parenthood is very very good at making you spend a good deal of your day living […]
“I wish I was black.” I was probably 12 years old or so when I said this, and I was 100% sincere. In that moment, looking out the window as the rural landscape of western New York flew past, barely undulating and never ending, I couldn’t have been more sincere. My life was basketball and […]
The boom of the ‘Birthday-Industrial Complex’ is among the most under reported developments in child rearing in the decades since I was reared. The strip malls that seemed to pop up out of fields and abandoned lots when we were coming into our own can no longer sustain the retail markets that augured their construction. […]
I’ve had tightness in my chest and shallow breathing for going on a month. It’s largely a result of pollen and my body’s late life decision to no longer recognize that springtime friend that greeted me with joy for so many years as I thawed out from so many winters. What was once my friend, […]
I’m married to a wonderful woman, and I have two happy, healthy boys, one 5 and one 3. I had plenty of time to learn plenty of things about life before diving in to this whole ‘family man’ lifestyle. In fact, I’d worked for nearly two decades in the ‘caring’ professions and had managed behavior […]