A slow motion video of my son’s face as it goes from elation to fear on his first roller coaster ride.
The first time your child comes home from school and tells you they had a lockdown drill is a blast of reality you’re not prepared for you. But it’s a different time, and it’s the same drill you did as kids.
Drowning doesn’t look like drowning. You can watch your kids all you want this summer, but you’d best be watching for the right signs.
Everyone’s birth story is different. Some are easy, some are wild, some are unbelievable. Parenting is the best, it is the worst, it is unpredictable.
It’s easy to spot the terrible parent in the world; they’re the ones passing judgment (usually terrible judgment) on parenting issues that don’t affect them.
I touched a kid I didn’t know at the playground. I touched his bottom too. And guess what? Nothing bad happened. It’s time to dial down the fear, people.
Parents are crazy. We have to be crazy, our souls are running around outside our body. That deep kind of unconditional love leads to irrational fears. Because kids. And we love them. So. damn. much.
Here’s an open letter to Elf on the Shelf haters. Yes, people take it too far, but this can still be a simple pleasure of the season, if you dial it back.
There comes a time when your kids are in around Grade 2 when they start to measure who has what, especially with their friends. What do you say when your kid asks “Dad, are we rich?”
Having a live-in nanny is far more affordable than you would think. It’s also far more stressful than you’d think. You may wish for Mary Poppins, but here’s what having a live-in Nanny is like
Here’s a dad’s birth story. The actual view from outside the stirrups, and what it’s like to sit there helpless as you watch people you love go through pain, and the moment when you become a dad.
Our kids are not Kardashians, yet the firing of shutters would say differently. To combat paparazzi parents, some schools are banning all photography. Everywhere.
What age should kids start school? Districts have rules, but parents still know better and will find a way to hold your kid back to suit their needs. Which always isnt the best idea.
What would you do if you had a few months left to live? It’s the tough question no parent wants to think about, but too many I know are currently answering.
When you get deep into a parenting routine, how to live a life without kids is something you don’t really remember how to do. We had a week of freedom from parenting responsibility this summer and .. we forgot how to do it.
I dont know what it is about little boys and sticking out their tongue and taking off their shirt. This is the best. vine. ever.