Adventures In Fatherhood

Thanks largely to Pam, there’s a lot of Christmas spirit flowing through the house these days.That’s why I almost went cross-eyed when last Friday she floated the idea of possibly having two trees this year, the customary fake one along with a real one.It wasn’t so much that I thought it was overkill, although that… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

There is one particular phrase that causes me to cringe like no other.It’s “Hey Daddy, watch this,” an often heard comment from my 2 ½-year-old Beckett.I remember the first time I heard my son say those words. It was shocking at the time because he was barely speaking up to that point. Hearing him say… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

It never ceases to amaze me the differences between my two kids. There are so many examples, but one in particular is on my mind today.It’s becoming increasingly clear that Carson, who just turned 1-year-old this month, wants nothing to do with the spotlight, while Beckett, 2 ½-years-old, is all about being the center of… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Frustrations are inevitable when it comes to parenting, but currently the 2 �-year-old in the house is responsible for far more than the 1-year-old.Beckett, the eldest, continues to be a mystifying contradiction.There are some moments that just leave me speechless. He can be a sweet and darling boy one minute and then an evil and… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

The approach to getting a babysitter sure has changed over the last couple years. At first, getting a babysitter was a traumatizing thing for my wife and me.It’s safe to say those days of natural trepidation and anxieties are long gone because now it’s a cause for celebration most of the time.In the early days… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Now that my youngest son is crawling at ease, life around the house has changed once again.My “aha” moment with this latest development was last Sunday. While my wife was out running errands during the Ravens game, I was a man with a plan, every detail of which was geared toward watching some football in… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Last week, we packed up the family and headed south for a week to our favorite regional destination – Emerald Isle, N.C.This has become a tradition for my family as well as two friends’ families. Over the years, our group has expanded.Last year, there were six adults and three kids. This year, the parental advantage… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

My son had an encounter with the Cookie Monster the other day and it didn’t go well.This was surprising because typically he’s a big fan of all the Sesame Street characters. Elmo continues to reign as his favorite, but I think the Cookie Monster is in contention for top billing.There we were walking along the… Read more »