Carrying on the Medicine Cabinet Tradition

I remember clearly the bathroom medicine and sink cabinets at my home growing up.  They contained what seemed to a young, healthy, immortal guy like me an inordinate amount of pills, tablets, ointments, etc. Some were new-ish, some had expired in decades gone by.  To be sure, in retrospect, some were surely mine; cherry cough … Continue reading Carrying on the Medicine Cabinet Tradition

Parenting Tip: On Crossing the Line Between Kind and Kind of Dull

Parenting Tip: When playing the game Memory with your young child, it is fine to purposely miss obvious matches so that your child can find them, allowing her to hone her mental skills. However, do not be surprised if the look on her face goes from "I am really good at this!" to "Something is … Continue reading Parenting Tip: On Crossing the Line Between Kind and Kind of Dull

On 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Your Local Kid-Themed Restaurants

Themed restaurants aimed specifically at children have become a staple of the culinary landscape in America. Pizza, burger and falafel joints offering everything from skee-ball to indoor skydiving have become extremely popular in the past 20-plus years. As a dad, I've spent my share of time in these lively places and they have certainly left … Continue reading On 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Your Local Kid-Themed Restaurants

On Horse Name Contenders

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here are some top contenders for what I would name my horse, based on life with my (wonderful) family: Classic Meltdown Everything's Broken Chicken Nugget Where's the Boy Whodunnit El Ketchup Stain Somebody's Wailin Nosleepforyou American Fatman Carpe Diaper