Fatherhood Adventures

As I see it, the life of a parent is all about adjustments.Every day there’s something new, both for the parents and the child. It’s as if whenever he learns something, we have to become skilled at dealing with it. With each significant change in his life, we are forced to adapt. It all happens… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

I am constantly amazed these days at how our little boy is changing, and it seems like he picks up some new sound, facial expression or activity every day. As of this writing, some of the biggest changes I have noticed have to do with diapers, teeth and clapping. Here are some thoughts on each.Diaper… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

As is the case with adults, some babies sleep on their backs, some on their stomachs and some on their sides. Beckett is now doing it all, and it’s freaking me out.Up until the last couple weeks, our little boy has always been a back sleeper with his favorite position being the one with his… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

He’s just not that into us anymore.There was a time when Beckett was fascinated by our face, expressions, voice and every move. Now it’s all about what else is going on around him. All of you parents reading this understand this progression all too well.I was thinking about this the other morning when I went… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

My email inbox can be pretty discouraging these days. It’s reflective of all the gloom and doom in our country. The subject lines invariably touch on many of the issues dominating headlines everywhere. Some I received the other day included in the subject lines, “free financial guidance for the middle class”, “how to survive a… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Last week was our first Christmas with our little boy. It’s worth pointing out I intentionally did not word it this way: it was our little boy’s first Christmas. Although that’s technically true, of course, this year’s holiday seemed to be more about us enjoying having him around this time of year than our 7-month-old… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

One of the things I have always liked about being a newspaper editor is each day is different. Sure, there’s a certain routine and a little of the mundane associated with every job, but there’s always something that pops up that makes a particular day unique in this business. A new challenge often arises that’s… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

The newsroom around our office on Fridays is usually pretty quiet since the paper is distributed that morning, but not last Friday afternoon because Beckett was in the building.After being passed around the office for a spell, there he was by my side sitting in one of my favorite new things, a seat that can… Read more »