I don’t handle change well. It has to chase me like a rabid dog and then I fight it, tooth and nail. But this summer of 2013 is Transition Summer and, as it is with so much that is child-related, I have no choice but to face it, square on. The tween, soon to be […]
It’s 8:55 am and I am in my usual position at the kitchen sink washing out the 4th sippy cup of the day while my twin boys whirl around me like the dervishes they are. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere Baby A (the devil) does his very best imitation of Jaws, Right. […]
Well, I’m finally doing it. I made a promise to my wife (and Brenda) that I would share my fatherly thoughts on the JerseyMomsBlog…despite being the daddy. I’m sure there’s a more gender specific blog out there somewhere, but I see a greater value in sharing a male outlook on child rearing amongst mothers, and […]
You know that in The Garden State, we spend a lot of time with the kids in the car. We eat in there, reconnect with our kids while driving, listen to them chattering with friends as we bring friends over for playdates. Kids fall asleep in the car, negotiate with us to get their music over the stereo, leave personal effects in the backseat (books, toys, headbands, artwork) as do you (lipstick, phone recharger, perfume). The car becomes an extension of home.
Now, while I tend toward dwelling on the positive, I’m also a realist. I understand we don’t all get along all the time. I am sure somewhere these stories of warrior women ring true. I do watch Real Housewives after all. But I have lived in two different states and four different neighborhoods as a […]