The Best Remedy

I had a rough day at work this week. It was one of those days that when my wife asked me if I wanted to talk about it, my response was, “Not in front of the kids.” In the grand scheme of things, it was nothing major, but it upset me nonetheless. I also rode the bus home that day, so I had about an hour or stewing in my own anger before I opened the front door. I got home and went into the kitchen area t Read More...

Fabulous Film Fathers

With the snow and cold weather out, my boys and I have been taking advantage of Netflix and our local library to watch some movies.  I’ve noticed a couple that showed some good examples of fatherhood.  Just a warning: Spoilers Be Ahead.  If you haven’t seen Despicable me or Shrek Forever After yet, you might want to bookmark this article and come back later.  Otherwise, dive on in. Despicable Me The main ch Read More...

Balancing Work and Family at #BlogHer10

During BlogHer 2010, I attended some wonderful sessions.  One that stood out for me as a parent, though, was titled “Screw Work/Life Balance, We Need Work/Life POLICY!”  The session moderators Morra Aarons-Mele and Stephanie Wilchfort guided us through a discussion of how businesses in the United States currently treat workers with family issues and how we can improve the situation. I’ll admit t Read More...

“No Leave!”

I sometimes wake from a deep slumber without any predisposed thought to my current place in life. Time in effect is meaningless. I’m not a husband, father, or any other descriptive label assigned to define my existence. I’m just simply me. The guy trying to figure out the big picture.

I sometimes wake from a deep slumber without any predisposed thought to my current place in life.  Time in effect is meaningless.  I’m not a husband, father, or any other descriptive label assigned to define my existence.  I’m just simply me.  The guy trying to figure out the big picture.  Then some sight or sound disrupts my stream of consciousness and much like a well oiled machine the disparate Read More...

Honey, I’m home!

Most people I know do not really understand what is so hard about my day. Indeed, I am thankful, in many ways, that my daily routine does not entail the strains and rigors that others must endure. I go to work and then come home to a home cooked meal and some playtime with my son before he goes to bed and I settle in to watch some television. Sounds like one of those appliance ads from the 50’s and 60’s where t Read More...