Adventures In Fatherhood

There’s nothing like a little surgery on a kid to hit you where it hurts.Our youngest, Carson, about to turn 11 months old next week, had tubes put in his ears last Thursday in what by all accounts was a routine outpatient surgery.No matter how many people we spoke to regarding how minor and simple… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

At the risk of sounding a bit sensational, there are days when I just have to wonder if life gets any better.Sure, like everyone, I have concerns that dominate my thoughts at times (often resulting in migraines), but keeping all matters in their proper perspective keeps me level headed. A day last weekend did just… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

With a 2 year old, life often involves a lot of “no”.This can become quite repetitive, and, while we try to come up with other creative ways to get the point across, the word “no” is almost always inevitable. There’s really no other way around it, at least as far as my toddler goes.Beckett is… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Carson rarely cries but when he does it causes a stir. Last Sunday was a special occasion for our 10-month-old – his christening day.As adorable and angelic as he looked, Carson seemed to be a bit off on this day, particularly during the actual baptism ceremony itself. Tears filled his eyes on a number of… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

You can plan all you want, but things don’t always work out the way you want.That’s a solid life lesson there, but there’s nothing like this adventure called parenting to reinforce this notion – over and over again.Now, this is not to say a little bit of planning is not helpful because it is and… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Of all the sounds the youngest one among us makes, I think a raspberry might be my personal favorite. Under pretty much any circumstance, a well-executed raspberry from my 9-month-old, Carson, tickles my funny bone. It particularly gets me when a timely raspberry from Carson finishes off a sentence in a particularly intriguing fashion.The other… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Personal space is a foreign concept to me at this point. There’s basically no such thing and both my boys seem to enjoy reminding me of this fact at every turn. There are so many daily examples to illustrate the point, but a couple recent moments stand out today.— After a recent spell of sleepless… Read more »

Random Thoughts From A Dad

Throughout the everyday adventures that permeate life with my boys, I have found myself questioning my maturing level.Thanks to my kids, I am fully aware how incredibly juvenile I can be. I consider this newfound coziness with my immature side to be a perk of having kids.The only problem is I am constantly trying to… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

With the baby of the house, no two feedings are the same.It oftentimes depends on what he’s eating at any given time, but some feedings are more challenging than others and some take much longer than others.Carson can become quite stingy when it comes to fruits and certain vegetables. He loves them and rarely needs… Read more »