Parenting

When Karma Made Me Pay $51 to My Kid For Trying to Dupe Him

This is the story of how I just tried to dupe my kid in the name of teaching him a valuable lesson, and instead karma got me good. Karma got me $51 good...

It Seems the World’s Been Waiting for the Bed My Dad Invented

It's surreal to watch your own dad chase his dream for decades, lose almost everything repeatedly, and finally achieve insane success. His Purple mattress is taking the world by storm, and I couldn't be prouder.

An Overly Nerve-Wracking Let-My-Kid-Grow-Up Moment

It's not easy letting my kid go do grown-up things.
My child is at the age where I *have* to start letting him grow up and do things that scare me as a parent. Today was one of the most nerve-wracking yet...

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes
I asked my followers "What is the most profound thing you've ever heard a child say?" These were my favorite 16 responses. Kids can definitely be profound!

Beware the Wrath of This Dad

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I was at the park playing catch with my son when four masked teenagers suddenly appeared, all carrying guns. They learned quick that you don't terrorize my kid.

An Ode to Summer (Finally) Ending

As I lay here hiding in my bedroom, rocking to and fro, trying not to go absolutely nuts, I ended up writing this poem about summer and what it's like to be a parent!

The Nut-Up-the Nose Traumatization Retold by Noah!

Six years ago I blogged about Noah getting a pistachio stuck up his nose. And just this week I found this... The traumatic story (from his perspective).

From Epic to Disastrous in Four Minutes Flat

So, this recently happened. This is the story of the time I took my son exploring with my family and an incredibly epic situation turned bad in a hurry...

Bizarre Parenting Poll: Have You Ever Fibbed to Your Kid About…

Bizarre parent poll
You know I love conducting weird polls! Today I want to know (100% honestly and anonymously!) if you have ever fibbed to your kid about any of the following...

Please Tell Me You Didn’t Just… Yermo.

On a recent road trip with my son, a new term was invented, and I told him I would do my best to make it a widely used term...

The Happy, Sad, & Terrifying Halfway Point

Dan & Noah Pearce
I didn't really see this moment, and all the emotions attached to it, coming. It's that moment where I *think* I did it right as a parent, but what if i didn't?

Reduced to Nothing But a Common Joker: Time to Humble My Kid

The unthinkable has happened between my son and me, and I was reduced to practically nothing in the process. Time for Dad to be Dad and teach him some things...

Carrival: The Best Game to Play in the Car with Kids

If the ABC driving game is getting a little old, you have to try "Carrival" with your kids. It's our favorite game and keeps things exciting to the very end...

Autistic Torture – How Can I Explain It?

To every autistic person (and their parents) for whom I've had little compassion over the years, I owe you an apology. I never knew this is what you go through.

That Mom is NOT My Type

First of all, language warning. Second of all, thank you to *this* woman for teaching my child an entirely new vocabulary and way of parenting. Hahaha/Grrrr.

I bit my kid’s head off for no real reason today.

I wrote this poem back in 2012 after a tough day when I (for some reason) took my life's frustrations out on my kid...

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Yuck swapping

That's right folks, I am OCD when it comes to certain things, and a big one of those is what I like to call yuck swapping...

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Scrooge You!

I decided to write out a narrative a couple weeks ago as if the Ghost of Christmas Past had visited me. This is what came out. And it has been powerful for me.

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