Not Just a Box: A Guest Post (and Video)

The sun rises in the east, the Road Runner evades Wile E. Coyote, Nickelback is the worst, and children love cardboard boxes. The last one is a truth that I only learned by being a new dad. Even though I have heard other parents joke about their child or children loving toy boxes more than the actual toy, or that the best present …

Dear Entertainment Industry: Your Sexism Is Costing You Money

Dear Entertainment Industry, My daughter wants a pair of Batman underwear without a pink Batman logo. It turns out that 3 year old girls cannot have this. I do not recall the issue of Batman where he runs around with a pink logo on his chest so I am not sure why you would put …

5 Things I Learned About Parenting in 2015

Sorry for the delay in updates. Blame it on a combination of holiday buzz and a broken laptop. However, I am back! For my last post of 2015, I thought it would be appropriate to do a “Year in Review” type thing. So here are some things I learned in 2015 about parenting… Parenting Things …

Don’t Be Scared: Raising Kids in a Fear Obsessed Culture

The last few weeks seem to have people more on edge than usual. I’m sure this is a combination of the horrible events in France, Mali, and Nigeria and a media that is obsessed with atrocity. I usually try to stay away from anything too politically charged on here, but I need to talk about …

4 Things That Parents do That Drive Non-Parents Crazy (and Why We Do Them)

OK, let’s clear the air. Non-parents, I know you find us parents insufferable sometimes, and to be fair, I’m sure we are. However, we generally aren’t trying to be impossible to spend time with. We just are a little oblivious since most of our day is split between work and trying to select the right …

Who Are You, And What Did You Do With My Baby?

I had a baby once. She was little, she couldn’t talk, and we were very excited when she did things like roll over, or wait more than 27 minutes between pooping. However, something very strange has happened. I can’t find this baby anymore, and instead I have a little girl. This little girl has a …

Dads Need Other Dads: Dealing With Parenting’s Hardest Times

A good friend of mine just had a son. I will obviously not reveal too many details, out of respect to him and his family. All I will say is that his son had some early complications, and had to spend a few weeks in the NICU. He reached out to me because we went …

Post-Kiddo Social Life: A Breakdown of the 4 Different Kinds of Events You Get Invited to as a Parent

I don’t think it is a shock to anyone that your social life changes when you have a kid. More specifically, your social life together changes a lot. For example, in the BC (Before Child) era if my friends were going out,my wife and I would join them at the restaurant, bar, party, etc. that …