A Failure to Communicate 

Nov 10, 2017
Talking to kids is hard, and not just because they’re not very good at pronunciation and rarely care about whatever it is that you have to say… Sometimes I catch myself trying to talk to my so...

The Poopy Door

Oct 20, 2017
Any seasoned parent knows that the worst enemy of a parent is poop. It’s not when the kids erupt into random tantrums in the grocery store or even when they wipe their runny noses on you, t...

Welcome Back, and Good Luck!

Sep 1, 2017
That’s it – summer’s over! Time to tell those kids to hang up their beach towels and hit the books… …apparently… This is actually my first year doing The Back to S...

Learned From the Parents of Twins…

Dec 2, 2016
Being a parent of twins is a lot like being a parent of only one child, except that when you’re seeing double from lack of sleep the results are exponentially terrifying… That said, even ...

Nightmare on Pee-Pee Hallway Street

Oct 28, 2016
I’ve peed a lot of places over my years.  Some I’m not proud of, but none like this.  Never anything like this… * * * * * * * * * * It’s intriguing how the sound of something...

Humor in the NICU

Oct 7, 2016
All three of my kids have now spent time at birth in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, otherwise known as the NICU or The Place That Actually Means It When They Tell You to Wash Your Hands, to the...

Parents Say the Darndest Things

Sep 30, 2016
Parenting changes you. And not just by turning things like sleeping in on the weekend and playing video games with every iota of your waking free time into distant memories, but also in more direct wa...