Everyday Parenting

Confessions of a Tattooed Dad

As a modern day parent, I know that many of us have some tattoos. Some of us have a few, and some, well, are absolutely covered. In my early 20s I thought nothing of stacking them up on my arms to make myself look, what I thought, was tougher. Years later I fell in love with my wife, and we had a child. Now being tough was the furthest thing from my mind. I never really experienced any out right prejudice because of my appearance. At least none that dignify acknowledging them now. But when my daughter was young, on more than one occasion I wasn’t sure if it was my pediatricians poor bedside manner, or if I was being judged as an “uneducated person” because of my outward appearance.


When Kids Make Their Food


National Parents Day #RealFamilySelfies

Clorox wants to celebrate real family moments this National Parents Day (which is on July 28th) by launching a digital family photo sweepstakes! #RealFamilySelfies is all about celebrating all the real, and often very messy, family moments that are worth remembering.


Big Book of Where – 801 Facts Kids Want to Know

Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME For Kids present a new book in its popular “Big Book” series, which answers the questions that kids commonly ask about the world around them, but adults can rarely answer. Big Book of Where (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; May 21, 2013; $19.95) goes on sale today and is available at www.timeforkids.com/bigbookofwhere and retailers nationwide.


The Man Chair

It’s old, it’s stained, and it smells a little bit funny, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  My “man chair” is a little less of a piece of furniture, and a little more like another child.