Fatherhood

Parenting Resolutions

I present the following humorous anecdote to you, fellow frazzled parents, so you can relate with a mournful and commiserative chuckle (and then buy...

Training Wheels

My kid is cautious.Sure she’s adept at charging across the room and tackling me flat onto the couch, leaping onto my back without warning...

A Family’s Life in Exile

I write this column not from my usual perch: a cramped corner desk in our kids’ playroom, atop an inflated Swiss ball to ease...

Homeschool Is in Session

Well, September has come and gone, which means you’re drowning in reams of paperwork associated with your kids’ school. At least a couple trees...

Three’s Company

I write this with a six-day-old baby squirming on my lap. He doesn’t seem incredibly stoked to be sharing the real estate space with...

It’s Not Your Call

For the past three summers, ever since he was 11, our son has worked as a baseball umpire. As a job, it’s a step...

Ah…the Baby Years

By the time you read this, our family of four will be a family of five. Yes, there will be a new small screaming...

Parenting Myself

Ninety per cent of the time, I consider myself to be a pretty decent parent. I care deeply about my child and I enjoy...

Healthy Father’s Day

So you are a dad. These days there is a new definition of father surfacing. Words are starting to take on different meaning. For...

Arms the Boy

One afternoon during March Break, my son and I drove across town, parked along a side street and knocked on a stranger’s door. We...

Smells Like Pre-teen Spirit

I’ve been writing this column for around six years; in a way, it’s been an interesting opportunity for me to keep track of things...

Choosing Their Own Adventures

Both our kids are now in middle school, and when I was their age, I got hooked on Choose Your Own Adventure books—a fad...

April/May 2020

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