Category Archives: Fatherhood

What are you doing with your kids this spring?

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Spring may be a little late to the party this year, but it is finally starting to warm up and the snow is almost gone from the backyard. So I have started to think about all the fun things I want to do with my little guy in the next few months. My son is […]

How morning conversations with a toddler go

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Though perhaps not the most enlightening or deep conversations I have all day, the talks I have with my son each morning are some of the most fun (and sometimes frustrating) ones I have all day. When waking up in the morning Me: Good morning Tristan. Did you have a good nights sleep. Tristan: No, No daddy. Want […]

How amazing playing with a child really is

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It’s funny, but when I really think about it, there is one thing that rises above everything in my life in importance. I have traveled to some beautiful parts of the world, seen some amazing things, met brilliant people, tried incredible foods, experienced unlivable music and had some absolutely breathtaking moments. But they all fall […]

A right of passage

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It’s sunny and 40 degrees out today so we are thinking spring and took the opportunity to play outside. The snow melting provided the ultimate toddler temptation….puddles. It seems no matter the child, at some point they discover, and love puddles. My son is no exception.  

Games you can play with your toddler

My son recently turned two and is all about playing games now. It’s a great change of pace from the days of “eat, sleep, poop, cry and repeat”. He, like all toddlers is a rambunctious ball of energy. It seems like each day there is a new game he would like to play. So I […]

Will my son grow up and be a jerk?

I woke up this morning to discover a crime outside my front window. My neighbors, who are delightful people, were victimized during the night. Their front porch, steps, bushes and front tree had all been toilet papered. I stood there for a moment and thought “Is that still a thing? Does this still happen?” It seemed […]

Facebook is a bad indicator of good parenting

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note: A response to this blog by Jim LaPierre can be found on the BDN Blog: Recovery Rocks. Dad’s out there. Do you carry pictures of your kids in your wallet? Does anyone my age or younger do this? Do you even print photos of your kids at all? There is a good chance that […]

10 reasons having a toddler will leave you with a holiday hangover

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It’s been almost 3 weeks since Christmas and while most people have moved on and are thinking spring or making Valentine’s reservations you are busy dreading what 2014′s holiday season will have in store for you. Why? Because you have a toddler. The little people in your life have a wonderful way of making the […]

14 predictions from a father for 2014

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It’s that wonderful time of year when critics, bloggers and know it alls everywhere gather their thoughts and make predictions about their specific fields, whether that be politics, sports or whatever else. So I thought I would jump in on the action and give you my 14 “dad predictions” for 2014. 1. My son will […]