Fatherhood

The Actual Reality About Virtual Reality

Screen time is one of the biggest concerns/struggles/die-on-the-hill battles faced by modern parents.How much is too much? How can I cut it down? Why...

The Best Days of Your Life

(or something like that) What goes through your mind when someone says “don’t blink, these are the best days of your life”?I’ve heard this adage...

Love in the Time of COVID-19

I’d planned to write this column about our family’s new puppy. I was going to confess how, against all good parenting advice, we gave...

Heart, Broken

Recently, as I was flicking through photos on my iPhone, I stumbled across a pair of back-to-back selfies I’d taken last May. In the...

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...
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Oct/Nov 2020

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