• Post-Apocalyptic Playground Equipment, Ranked

    Post-Apocalyptic Playground Equipment, Ranked

    Thinking about a post-apocalyptic America is a depressing proposition for any person, let alone a young and impressionable child. But, being the good parent I am, and never one to sugar coat things, I’ve decided to prepare my child for all potentially disaster-filled and life-altering outcomes for his future world. To do this, I often take him to the park by our house. [...]
  • A Stay-At-Home Dad's First Day Alone

    A Stay-At-Home Dad's First Day Alone

    Dear Diary, Today Baby Oliver and I experienced our first day alone. Mother the Provider returned to her position of honor amongst the working folk, and we were left to our own devices in this cold shell of a shelter that was formerly our loving home. [...]
  • I Can't Wait For Baby #2 So I Can Start Sleeping Again

    I Can't Wait For Baby #2 So I Can Start Sleeping Again

    As the holidays descend upon us, Kristen and I are also in the final stages of our (okay, her) 2nd pregnancy. I’m obviously happy to be pregnant again, especially after our first pregnancy was preceded by a soul crushing struggle with infertility (NO, SPELLCHECK, I DID NOT MEAN TO TYPE INFIDELITY!). But, as we find ourselves in the home stretch, I can’t help but feel guilt, anxiety, and apprehension over several things. [...]

Parenting For Dummies

Parenting for Dummies

20 Questions with a Woman in Labor (and Her Turd of a Husband)

September 13, 2016 0

20 Questions with a Woman in Labor (and Her Turd of a Husband) When your best friend tells you that he and his wife are pregnant, you are happy for them and commit to being supportive. But when your best friend Eric is the perpetual butt of all your jokes (lovingly), you begin scheming how you can get into the […]

Stay-At-Home Brad: Tales From a Clueless Dad

Stay-At-Home Brad: Tales From a Clueless Dad

I Can’t Wait for Baby #2 So I Can Start Sleeping Again

December 24, 2016 0

I Can’t Wait for Baby #2 So I Can Start Sleeping Again As the holidays descend upon us, Kristen and I are also in the final stages of our (okay, her) 2nd pregnancy. I’m obviously happy to be pregnant again, especially after our first pregnancy was preceded by a soul crushing struggle with infertility (NO, SPELLCHECK, I DID NOT MEAN […]

The “Joys” of Pregnancy

The "Joys" of Pregnancy

Go Time! – Live Blogging the Birth of Baby Oliver

April 15, 2015 22

Note: This is a running blog that is/was updated throughout my wife’s labor. Kristen was originally hesitant to let me post repeated updates during her labor, but she ended up liking the commentary and support from loved ones. Doghouse avoided.  Enjoy! April 15, 2015 8:02 am – The cat wakes us up.  We curse the cat.  Kristen finds her unmentionables […]

Life Lessons From Children’s Literature

Life Lessons From Children's Literature

The House That Jack Built: A Child’s Guide to Neglecting the Fire Code

December 24, 2016 0

The House That Jack Built: A Child’s Guide to Neglecting the Fire Code It’s hard to criticize a nursery rhyme that was originally published in 1755, but when they’re continuing to print the book for children to gain habits from . . . well, something needs done. The specific book that I read and took these pictures from was originally my […]

Quick Quips

Quick Quips

Phantom Drooler

December 18, 2014 0

[Pregnancy Day 166] Me: “There’s some drool marks on the blanket. We should wash it.” Kristen: “Where?” Me: “Right there where your face is.” Kristen: “They must be from the cats.” Me: “It’s literally where your head is every night. Don’t you remember waking up and wiping drool off your face?” Kristen: “The baby makes me drool! It’s not my […]