Tag Archives: parenting

Bringing a kid to church can feel like Hell.

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Everyone has the best of intentions but there are reasons why people elect to stay home on Sunday morning instead of bringing their little kids to church. Sunday mass is a hour-long test of wills for my wife and I and it usually goes something like this: [5 minutes to start]: We arrive at the church […]

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. […]

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 […]