Adventures Of Fatherhood

Like so many others, I have always dreaded the end of Daylight Savings Time, but as a parent my distaste even runs deeper.Although it falls a couple weeks later than it once did on the calendar, this annual change has always been difficult to accept, as it means darkness comes an hour earlier in the… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

Carson, unlike his older brother, is one of few words.Consequently, when his eyes or facial expressions provide a little insight into what he’s feeling or experiencing, the moments are precious.In his case, the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings particularly true.Carson turned 2 years old last weekend, and, thanks to his grandfather… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

Halloween is serious business around these parts for many, particularly in Berlin, and my house is no exception, but you wouldn’t know it from my kids.All they care about is the candy.They don’t notice the hours of work their mom put into decorating the interior and exterior of the house. They don’t seem interested in… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

At 3 ½ years old, soccer is not my kid’s thing.After spending the couple months playing in the county’s outdoor soccer league for 3- and 4-year-olds, he has made it abundantly clear kicking and chasing around a soccer ball is not important to him.In varying levels, his disinterest has been made clear during every outing… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

A family vacation is a memorable experience for a number of reasons, including the fact it’s absolutely exhausting.When we left for our favorite little piece of paradise on the Bogue Banks in North Carolina last weekend, I was desperately in need of some rest and relaxation. When we returned, I was even more exhausted and… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

After three-plus years, I’m taking one week off from this daddy column, as my family heads south for a vacation. Therefore, here’s a look back at one of the early columns from 2008 when only Beckett was in the picture. My apologies for the repeat. I am constantly amazed these days at how our little boy… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

Twice a week my son plays soccer. Therefore, twice a week I laugh a lot for about an hour.The 3- and 4-year-old soccer program, offered through the county’s Recreation and Parks Department, provides some hilarious moments to us parents.The best part of all is no score is kept, but there’s a general sense of who… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

There has been a major transition taking place of late within my family.Carson, who turns 2 in November, has assumed top billing as the more challenging child, knocking Beckett, 3, from the spot he has comfortably held for the last 40 months.In sports terms, this is like the Orioles, a perennial cellar dweller, unseating the… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

I don’t know how people without a sense of humor get through this parenting adventure.While we admit that we are far from perfect parents (sometimes my kids’ behavior actually makes me wonder if I am any good at this at all), Pam and I have found laughing at some of the absolutely ridiculous things that… Read more »