The Secret to Stress-free Parenting (No, really)

After three and a half-years, I’ve figured it out: There is a way to parent, stress-free. For real. Call me a huckster, a swindler, a shammer, but I’m going to give you the secret for free. Ready? Here it is: Never have goals. Zero. None. Give up all ambition to get what you want and…

Compari(son)

He’s screaming again. It has been three hours of misery tonight watching him fuss and squirm and whine and scream. We’ve run the usual gamut of reactionary reconnaissance: Googling, entertaining, feeding, distracting, more Googling, message boarding, prodding. And he’s still screaming. I feel the frustration filling my veins. I want to scream. But it’s not…

My greatest hope for my son . . .

There are many things I hope for you.  I hope for you to be happy, to feel successful, to find love, to be self-assured.  I’ll be honest, there are petty things that I hope for you, too.  I hope that you love to cook like I do.  I hope that you enjoy reading, more than…

My Newborn is An @$$hole

“He’s alive.”  That has been our mantra as my wife and I have officially kept our first born alive for a little over a month.  The fact that all we can say is, “He’s alive,” has nothing to do with our shock at our skill set.  We are more than capable of meeting a baby’s needs,…