Category Archives: Reflections

My observations and editorials about fatherhood

Nap Time Reflection

As my youngest takes a much-needed nap, I feel compelled to lay next to him for a while. With each passing day, a phase of our lives as parents to newborns-toddlers-preschoolers wanes and, for all the excitement of what lies ahead, there is also a sadness of letting go of the chaos with all its […]

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The Sacrificial Lamb

My daughter, at age seven, is already learning how to game the system.  For Lent this year, she is giving up “screaming at my mommy.”   Such a carefully crafted sacrifice, while doing nothing to guide her towards civility, leaves me to bear, in full force, the vitriol of her displeasure.  This is akin to me […]

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Legos as a Training Tool

I am convinced that the best way for young firewalkers to learn their trade is to walk across a floor filled with random Lego® pieces. And by the intense pain I am feeling, I think it would be for advanced students only.

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Which Comes First

Pop Quiz: You are getting ready to prepare dinner for your family. Your spouse and the kids are at gymnastics class and will then be coming home in about an hour and a half. What comes first? Do you put on some Eric Clapton so you can listen to it while mixing a martini or […]

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Gotta Work on that Posture

…so we’re just wrapping up a vacation in Hawaii. Sitting on the beach, I knew that, in my mid-forties, I am no longer a bronzed Adonis tantalizing passersby with my amazing physique, but nothing could have prepared me for what I saw reflecting back in the mirror upon returning to my hotel room – man-boob […]

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Nap Time

Now that two of my three are in school full day, I spend a lot of time with my third. One ritual we’ve been enjoying together is nap time.

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Modeling Good Behavior

I try not to think of it as “falling asleep on the rug during the bedtime ritual.”  I much prefer to think of it it, “modeling good behavior for my kids.”

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What Happens in Vegas…

…so my wife and I had a weekend jaunt to Las Vegas – our first weekend away from the kids in almost seven years (since our oldest was born).  While there, we went out for long walks, checking out shows, restaurants, etc.  At one point, we had a discussion about whether or not to hit […]

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Our First Weekend Away

After almost seven years, my wife and I are having our first weekend away from the kids.

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Incredible Skills in the Animal Kingdom

My kids were watching a children’s show about incredible animal skills.  They got to the elephant and were explaining that the elephant can actually use the tip of its nose to pinch and pick up things – “what a great feature, to be able to use its nose as a hand !” Big deal, I […]

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