Ten Years Later

May 22, 2014

I missed my anniversary! But I’m not in trouble with the wife, because I never forget THAT anniversary. No, this blog celebrated its 10-year anniversary two days ago, and I left the thing sitting alone in a restaurant with a red rose and an empty chair. Sorry about that, A Family Runs Through It. I’ve […]

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Summer Awesomeness

May 12, 2014

Summer is almost here! It’s getting tougher for my kids to focus on Algebra tests and history essays when they can sense the freedom of summer lurking just around the corner. I think most kids feel that way. They look forward to three months of turning their brains off and avoiding anything that even remotely […]

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5 Reasons You Haven’t Been Posting to Your Dad (or Mom) Blog

April 10, 2014

1. Your kids are teenagers. Those cute little things they used to say and do as toddlers were easy to write about, but now that they’ve entered the teen years you are suddenly faced with more complex issues that aren’t so pithily expressed in a humorous anecdote. That, and the fact that your kids have […]

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It’s All Good

March 17, 2014

How was I supposed to know that a simple remark to my kids would trigger a slow descent into madness? It all began during my daughter’s grammar lessons. I was teaching her the difference between the words well and good. This is easy to explain to anyone. Good is an adjective. Well is an adverb. […]

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Men With Hats

March 4, 2014

So, my daughter has taken up knitting. And I was the recipient of her second creation (the first was for herself). Soon, a scarf, then a sweater, maybe some socks. I’ll never have to go clothes shopping again.

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I’m A Stay-At-Home Dad

February 25, 2014

I’m revisiting an article I wrote for the San Diego Reader in 2005. Because I’m still a stay-at-home dad, and I still mean every word I wrote. Hi, I’m a stay-at-home dad. Now, before your eyes glaze over and you slowly back away, let me just tell you why I am one. Most boys don’t […]

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Bad Things Happen

February 5, 2014

Parents play so many roles, but one of the most important is that of protector. I still remember the feeling that came over me when we brought our first child home. Driving away from the hospital, I was on full alert, ready to defend my newborn son with every ounce of my being. I had […]

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A Bad Dad

January 28, 2014

It’s been awhile since I saw a bad dad in public. I mean, it’s hard to tell just by looking at them. You have to wait until they actually start parenting to see their lack of skills, and there are way too many dads who don’t even bother. So, I was in an outdoors store, […]

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Ten Great Biographies for Kids

January 14, 2014

There are valuable lessons to be learned from studying the great men and women of history. You get to read about courage, determination, creativity, leadership, and so many other positive virtues. Plus, nothing livens up history like getting to know the stories of the real people who lived it. Here are ten biographies that are […]

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The Sinking Feeling

January 13, 2014

As parents, it seems like not a day goes by when we don’t get some sense of dread or disappointment. Thankfully, these feelings are usually minor. We get over them quickly, or at least with very little pain and suffering. Here are my Top Five Sinking Feelings (that don’t involved death, destruction, or body parts): […]

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