Dad Raps: Dad Is No Mom

My wife went away for the weekend – for some much needed time away. I’ve done my best while she’s gone, but I’m better with her here – and my kids know it. We’ve had fun, but definitely miss Mom. ********* Dad Is No Mom “She’s only gone a few days,” that’s what he’ll say, … [Read more…]

All I Want For Father’s Day

On Father’s Day I’ll celebrate my children. I’m thankful for the man they’ve made me. “Dad” is a label that I’ve grown into.  It’s a title that I wear proudly although I might complain about it frequently. In typical Good-Bad Dad fashion, the aspects of fatherhood that I tend to lament are those things that … [Read more…]

Dad Raps: Free to Stray

When I pick my kids up from school, I’m impressed to see the neat lines of students waiting for their parents. Kids all stand on predestined areas marked with lines on the ground – some painted, some chalk. As impressive as the organization is, I generally scoff at the over-management of our kids at elementary … [Read more…]

I Hate Your Kids And You Will Hate Mine

Three days removed from my daughter’s 7th birthday sleepover extravaganza, I can confidently say that I hate other people’s kids as much as they will likely hate mine soon. Hosting my kids’ friends in mass is downright torturous – and the torture produces unintentional, but obvious, dad-to-kid tension. I was able to survive the Saturday … [Read more…]