Who controls the remote in your house?
Like the other dads here at EoT, I’ve experienced all the firsts: crawling, walking, talking, eating real food, going to school, etc. Those are all happy things. There are other firsts as well, one of them being getting hurt while at school. Now, I’ve yet to experience anything dramatic with my oldest just starting kindergarten [...]
Groundhog day. We all know what it’s about. We have all pretty much seen the movie… …and for the most part, we’re all pretty much living it. When you have kids, the routine goes a little something like this: Dad gets up at 5am. Get’s ready for work. Wakes up family at 6:30am. Kids and [...]
Since my wife decided to stay at home almost five years ago after my bout with malignant melanoma, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege (really?) of driving my two older kids to school each morning. It’s a ritual I love because I get to spend that half-hour it takes us to drive the 12 miles [...]
With four kids in our house, a busy daily schedule and my hectic schedule, we keep things clean but we certainly represent the “lived in” look vs. the Better Homes and Gardens version.
Usually before we even get in the car, my 3-year-old boy asks me the question: “Daddy, do you have your iPod?” Freakin love this kid. Of course Daddy has his iPod, boy, of course he does. So we start up the car and, before I pull out, I ask Jake what he wants to hear. [...]
If you have kids, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be sticking a camera in their cute mugs every single day. Cataloging their lives is just as important as raising them. Memories are made every day and your kids will appreciate the volume of work as they get older and have kids of [...]
Recently, I had a chance to spend some time in the place where I grew up, Oak Park, Michigan. I was visiting my mom with my wife and sons and we swung by a park that I used to love as a boy. It’s called Shepherd Park, behind the rec center and the baseball diamond, [...]
“Too wet to go out, too cold to play ball, So we sat in the house and did nothing at all. And all we could do was to sit, sit, sit! And we did not like it, not one little bit.” I’m a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. I’ve always liked to say that he’s [...]
As parents, one of our responsibilities is teaching our children. Imparting our life’s lessons and knowledge onto them. While that’s true, we should not be blind to the lessons they can — and do — teach us. A couple years ago, my youngest son (then age 6+) and I were playing one evening, and he [...]