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There is never a good time to have a child

It's exhausting being my child.

I had a really great lunch with an old friend the other day. The last time we got to hang out was just before I became a father; so a lot has changed in that time. We caught up, chatted old times, discussed future plans and eventually talked about having kids. He talked about how […]

Something you forgot you loved until you had children

I want to take this opportunity to start a new concept here on the Manchild blog. I want to spend the next few weeks working with you, my audience, to remember all the things we loved as kids. You see, I never wanted to grow up. I still daydream about being a crime-fighting superhero. I watch […]

Because you can’t have everything, balance is a key to parenting

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“Daddy, I want a cookie please”. This is a harmless request except that it happened at 5:15 in the morning. I then had to have a very difficult conversation with my toddler about why we don’t have cookies all the time. As a parent, you spend a lot of time teaching your child about moderation. […]

Explaining the “F-word” to your kid.

Avenged Sevenfold kicking ass

Unless you aren’t paying attention you probably saw this little piece about the city taking complaints over Saturday Night’s Rise Above Fest on the Bangor Waterfront. And unless you’re deaf, you probably heard it. You probably felt the bass rattle your windows, the explosions scare your dogs and you were probably reluctant to sleep with your […]

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 […]

Central Street Farmhouse is doing something cool for new dads

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There isn’t much out there for dads when it comes to parenting groups. There is the super fun birthing class and then daddy boot camp, but not much after your baby is actually born. The first few months and years of parenting are a crazy, stressful, wonderful, terrifying, emotionally draining time for all people, but […]

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 […]