fatherhood

Preserving Their Childhood – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Last night, after we’d gotten the kids to bed, Mom and Buried and I sat down to talk. It was the end of a long day and we had things to discuss. Adult things. We were in the middle of it when suddenly – it’s always suddenly – Detective Munch ran out of his bedroom to ask some innocuous question, for probably the 100th time that day. And I lost my temper. My response was completely disproportionate to whatever his supposed offense…

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Happily Stranded on Pip’s Island – Parents Article

Entertaining your kids isn’t easy. Ask any parent getting barraged with “I’m bored!” two days after Christmas. Even here in New York City, where there are a hundred activities, events, outings, and experiences at every turn, kids can be hard to please. My 9-year-old likes going to movies and the occasional play, but he doesn’t really like to participate or join things. My almost 4-year-old wants to interact and engage with everyone and anything, which makes movies and plays impossible.…

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ADHD and Me – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Last year, I shared a post about my son’s ADHD diagnosis, and the relief it brought. Finally, we had confirmation that our 9yo wasn’t intentionally ignoring us, willfully misbehaving, or somehow a bad kid. His brain is just wired differently, and with his diagnosis, we’ve been able to view things from a different perspective; hopefully, a more patient and understanding one. Of course, understanding the big picture is one thing and managing my everyday reactions to his behavior is another.…

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The Childcare Conundrum – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

This post originally appeared on my Facebook page back in August. If you’ve already read it, skip to the end for new evelopments. I had a job interview today. And I had to bring my toddler along. Just kidding. Mostly. I didn’t have to bring him to the actual interview, but I did have to bring him into Manhattan to drop him off at Mom and Buried’s office. Because childcare is expensive. And I’m not working. (Hence the interview.) Every…

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Couple Time – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Last weekend, my wife and I got a babysitter and went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday. This picture was taken on the subway on the way to dinner. That’s my decidedly less glittery hand holding up Mom and Buried’s phone so she can properly apply her eyeliner (I assume it’s eye liner? Don’t @ me!). For the record: she swears she didn’t realize the scarf matched her iPhone case, and I believe her, because she impulsively grabbed the scarf…

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9 Hacks to Make Twin Life Easier – Parenting Twins Article

Diaper changes, nap times, getting dressed, and meals can be difficult to navigate with one baby. When there are two, and twice as many baby items to juggle, there are twice as many opportunities to derail even the best laid plans. With a little bit of creative planning, and some luck, you can spend less time juggling and more time enjoying double the joy with your twins! twin life easier 1. Buy In Bulk If there is one thing I…

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Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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An Ode to the Twin Dads Who Have Stepped Up – Parenting Twins Article

We have come together today to pay tribute to the heroes that many people don’t often talk about: Twin Dads. Dads. Fathers. Stepdads. Grandads. The men in the background helping to keep the pieces together. The men in the foreground doing equal work hand-in-hand with their partners. And the men doing it all alone.  We joke about how our husbands and our kid’s fathers sometimes put on their clothes backward, or do their hair with a vacuum, but very rarely…

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Critical Need: Men in Orphan Care – Foster Parents Article

Dad, you are needed in orphan care today more than ever. Men are called to protect and provide for families, and to help father fatherless children. In Deuteronomy 10:18, God set an extraordinary example by “executing justice for the fatherless.” This is the heart of our Father—to father those in need. And little on this earth is more impactful than God-loving men who care for fatherless children. Orphan care, foster care, and adoption efforts suffer without men. Here are 6 thoughts from…

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Confession of a Parent of Multiples – Parenting Twins Article

I always say that parenthood is 51% awesome and 49% hell. But describing why the 2% difference is so worth it is really hard. There’s a scene in “The Backup Plan” with Jennifer Lopez that I love. Not her best work, but you know anything with twins I am all over it. So a dad in the park is trying to explain to the soon-to-be dad of J.Lo’s twins that parenthood is a bunch of awful things with a few…

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