Letter to my Daughter: Please Dream

Dear Daughter, Please don’t ever stop dreaming. In reality, you’ve just started dreaming. You’re starting to see all the amazing possibilities in the world. As you get bigger, your dreams will get bigger with you. You will have thousands of different dreams, and some you will forget. However, some of those dreams will be unshakable. …

Nobody Sings Songs About Parenting

Nobody sings songs about parenting. Oh sure, they write songs about the easy stuff, like loving your kids, and “watching”them grow up, but nobody sings songs about parenting. Parenting doesn’t fit into songs, it’s hard, and it’s exhausting, and more often than not leaves you covered in bodily fluids that aren’t your own. Nobody sings about …

Attention Pink Princess Shirt Makers: THE MARKET IS SATURATED!

Well thank goodness they printed another one of those The world in general has made some great strides for little girls in the last few decades. Girls are far more exposed to business, the sciences, and other previously male dominated careers. This is great, and I am happy my daughter is growing up in a …

The Mystery of the Men’s Room Changing Table

The Holy Grail Although society as a whole has become reasonably progressive about what duties are for moms and dads (basically, if it’s not breastfeeding, both parents can do it), there is still one area of parenthood that is still apparently sitting somewhere comfortably in the middle of the 20th century. I am, of course, …

Why is it Called Dad lunch? A big difference between mom’s and dad’s…

My wife woke up the other morning alarmed that she had forgot to pack my daughter’s lunch for daycare. In an attempt to be a good husband, I told her not to worry… Dad would handle lunch! Her immediate reaction was to groan while lamenting “Noooooo… you’re going to make her a dad lunch! Dad …

The Rainbow Cake: Just Spend Time With Your Kid

I don’t know how to bake, but I try to do any reasonable activity that makes my daughter happy. So when my 2 1/2 year old told me that she needed to make Mommy a rainbow cake for her birthday (thanks Daniel Tiger), I had visions of us becoming covered in flour like the punchline …