Bittersweet birthday and bye bye to babies

The parenting bubble is so real, it’s scary. Life is all diapers and late night wellness checks and climbing the staircase of healthy child development. Then one day your babies aren’t babies. What is a parent to do in a post-baby existence? Of course the point of parenting is to raise functional adults. And raising young children is an arduous

Read more

A round peg kid in a square hole world.

Some kids are just born for this world, naturally gifted with the necessary attributes required to succeed in society. My oldest son is this way, he checks all the boxes. But then there are those who just aren’t designed to fit the mold. May I introduce my middle son. He’s naturally contrarian and stubborn as hell. I can tell him

Read more

What is your summer bucket list?

August is to summer what Sunday is to the weekend. You’re body is technically off work but your mind is already gearing up to hate life and endure the week ahead. If summer was rock and roll; June would be The Rolling Stones, July would be Guns and Roses and August would be Nickleback. If August was an Avenger, it

Read more

This is the meaning of life.

It starts with a smile, an introduction and a pair of googly eyes. Two hearts beating a little faster than usual and and a shared connection that transcends any interaction you’ve ever had which fills you up inside like a balloon that might just float away into the sunset. It’s real and it’s powerful and while it’s the only thing

Read more

Boulevard of broken tacos

Tonight, my wife assembled the perfect taco. She takes an avant-garde approach, first lining the inside of the shell with sour cream and then layering the perfect amount of freshly shredded cheddar cheese. Next comes the meat followed by finely diced tomatoes, onions, avocado and cilantro. My sons and I watched her construct her gastronomical masterpiece while recklessly shoving our

Read more

Everyone is on a battlefield, even your kids.

Every single person on this planet is going through some kind of struggle. Moreover, every single person’s struggle is the worst thing happening in their world and by extension, the biggest concern they have about the world at large. This isn’t because people are totally self centered, it’s just how our brains are wired. We magnify danger and fixate upon

Read more
« Older Entries