Fatherhood Adventures

Like most parents, we only want the best for our baby, and five-and-a-half months into this parenting thing, it’s easy to see how things can get out of hand quickly if you ride that approach too far.Besides the obvious good health, happiness and all that other corny crap all parents desire for their kids, there’s… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

If you take a little one enough places, you are bound to have some interesting experiences and encounters, many of which deal with how unique some people respond to babies. Some of these reactions, some funny, others genuine, deserve a little rehashing. It’s the kind of stuff you could not make up if you tried…. Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

We spent our first night away from our little man last weekend, and it appeared to be much harder on the parents than the child.Back in early summer, we purchased tickets to a show at the Hippodrome in Baltimore, figuring by the time our baby was five months old we would be comfortable spending a… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

My five-month-old has a girlfriend.It seems a love affair, albeit one-sided, has developed between our Beckett and Dora the Explorer. We are not exactly sure how to take it at such a young age, but it seems harmless at this point. He is equally fascinated with Dora’s cousin, Diego, who has his own cartoon “Go… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Further evidence of our little man growing up at a clip far too fast for his parents was his entrance earlier this month into the world of solids, or at least some mushy stuff resembling food.The first couple days of this new experience were not pretty. Rather than swallowing the oatmeal cereal-formula mix, he was… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

We got our first formal family pictures taken a few weeks back, thanks to a church directory photo op with Olan Mills. It was an interesting and memorable experience, even if the photos leave a little to be desired of the parents.The problems with the finished product revolved around my wife and I being overly… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

“Is he sleeping through the night yet?”It’s a question I have been asked a lot lately from people I know and others who apparently recognize me from that mug shot above. In my first rambling in this space, I wrote about being sleep deprived. With a newborn, the fact is rest is not something parents… Read more »