The joys of listening to my children explore the world of music.
At one point I probably would have assumed that with six kids in the house, at least two of them … Continue Reading Why WALL E loves EVE – The Perspectives Of Children
A large latte, an interesting book, and some good weather. Sometimes that all it takes to regain some mental sanity … Continue Reading Reading While They Play
Some years ago I was attending my second Home Dad Con, a gathering of stay-at-home dads to discuss parenting over the course of a couple of days. It was my second year attending, and though I had enjoyed the first … Continue Reading Social Anxiety and Parenting
Big families are a lot of work, and so are small families.
Three years ago I was at the museum with my five children. The baby was hungry for a bottle and … Continue Reading Conversation at the Museum: Thoughts on Fatherhood
His interests are myriad. He’s fascinated by science generally, physics and electricity more specifically. He loves space, and for years he … Continue Reading Unschooler, Age 9
Most people seem to have favorite colors. And for some reason a lot of people have strong ideas about what … Continue Reading A Boy and His Favorite Color
Oh no! You've ruined my plan! Wait, if I take that trade, then there's a small chance that my plan may yet prevail! Haha!
A, age 8, during an exciting game of chess
I sacrificed myself to keep my daughter safe when I slipped on the ice. Now I’m sitting in the ER after a tetanus shot waiting on X-ray results and for someone to bandage my elbow. But she’s safe at home, … Continue Reading
Hello Son. Allow me to introduce myself. I am your father. Of course you’ve already met me, in your fashion, but … Continue Reading To My Son