Like many kids his age, my son takes his sports very seriously, always putting 100% enthusiasm behind his favorite teams. And Boston is a serious sports town. My wife and I joke that it took him just 3 months in Boston schools to convert from a laid-back tie-dyed California … [Read more...] about Why I Always Root For My Son’s Favorite Sports Team
Take a moment to imagine your kitchen before having kids. It was probably spotless. Crystal clean. Glowing, even. You could probably see your own reflection in the floor. Now, take a look at your kitchen today. "Yikes! Yuck..." At least, that's how it feels in our house … [Read more...] about Is Your Kitchen This Clean?
I think we can safely file this one under #controversial. An alternative title might be: "In Defense of (Occasional) Distracted Parenting." Kindly bear with me and read with an open mind, including the postscript at the end. I have a confession: I often wear AirPods while … [Read more...] about I Wear AirPods While Watching My Kids: Hear Me Out
When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter to your child? Last week? Last year? Ever? There's something powerful about handwritten letters. You can touch them, hold them, keep them. The person who sent one to you thought of nothing but you while writing your … [Read more...] about Sending Sweet Letters To Your Kids
Also known as: "N-1 Kids Was Easy, But N Kids Is Hard!" My wife and I have 4 children. And you have no idea how many times I’ve said something like, “Oh good, so-and-so will be at camp, which means I’ll have just 3 for today. So easy!” Like it’s a walk in the park to be … [Read more...] about The First Fundamental Theorem of Family Size