If you checked any social media on Aug. 10, you were well aware it was the first day of school. Facebook feeds were flooded with pictures of kids grinning and clutching the straps of new backpacks.
Staying home part-time with my kids keeps me pretty grounded in the reality of “work.” Parenthood is certainly a job.
I’ll never forget the first time a stranger gave me unsolicited parenting advice. My daughter was a few weeks old and my good friend convinced me to go for a walk at the mall.
It was winter, and visions…
Movies have always been a favorite pastime for my father and me. Between our love for science fiction and Bill Murray, we’ve shared memorable time together in front of the silver screen.
The ability to go back in time would make parenting so much easier.
We could go back five minutes, for example, and not leave the toddler unattended with a sharpie.
When my son was born in August, I dreaded finding a daycare for him. Every day on maternity leave, I woke up knowing that eventually I would have to leave him in the care of someone else. I was not happy about it at all.
Being a new dad is certainly a Catch 22 kind of situation. Everything in your wife’s world has been rocked – her body, her emotional state, her sleep patterns and her to-do list.
Before my first child was born, I read many articles about how my baby was going to drive a wedge between me and my non-parent friends.