Strike While the Inspiration is Hot

I had a really great post for today. A cute story about my son! Wouldn’t that have been wonderful, after all of those ranty posts about the state of the world? I was totally going to get back to what this site is supposed to be about! I had the idea all ready to write, […]

If I Ran My House According to Gun Logic

Whenever I post my opinion on guns, which is that maybe there ought to be fewer of them in the world, the people of the opposite opinion come out in droves to attack and insult me. And a select few of them even attempt conversation on the subject, explaining to me that gun laws will […]

Stop Putting Your Children First All the Time – It’s Selfish

Do you remember being a kid and having something happen to you that was totally and completely unfair, and then vowing to make sure that you never  did the same thing to your own children someday? I sure remember moments like that, and they have led to some of the worst parenting decisions I have ever made. […]

Was Spanking His Son King Solomon’s Greatest Mistake?

I am going to confess something to you right now. I have spanked my children. It has almost always been when I am severely angry with them, and I have always felt terrible about it afterward. I am trying extremely hard not to lay a hand on my child in anger, or even as a […]

A Better Father Than Me

When I first found out that I was going to become a parent for the first time, I had one goal: I was going to be a better father than my own father. Sure, there were nuances within that goal, specific things I was and was not going to do, but the overarching theme of […]

No Dessert Until You Eat Your Junk Food!

For any household to run properly, there must be rules. There must be order, or else we slip into the void of chaos so gleefully brought upon by our children. We set up systems that are designed to keep our kids healthy and safe, and then we demand, to the point of idiocy, that these […]

How to Remove Security Tags From Clothing

It was the night before her birthday. She was finally in bed asleep (i.e. reading), and that meant it was time to wrap the presents. Turning 9 doesn’t happen every day, so there were some good gifts stashed away in our secret gift location. When I got to the end of the pile, I came […]

To Protect Your Children’s Identities Online, Give Them Famous Names

In these troubled times of Snapchat harassment, Facebook stalkers, catfishing, and stolen identities, we parents are more concerned than ever as to how to keep our children safe online. It is doubly a worry then for we bloggers, who put information about our children online all the time. How can we protect them? We’ve all […]

How to Deal With Dating in Kindergarten

He insisted on a bike ride, even though my bike is broken, so I jogged along behind him with the dog straining at her leash, trying desperately to keep up with speed demon Edward.  I tried to convince him to stay within eyesight, and this worked for a while, but soon we got closer to […]