Jack is going through the sacrament of First Penance and Reconciliation next week. This is the Catholic ceremony of the first confession in which a child examines their conscience, asks for forgiveness […]
Hello Everyone, I have some personal updates for all of our friends and colleagues out there. First, Kelly and I are excited to announce that we have welcomed our fourth baby into […]
What does it mean to create a masterpiece? I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Here’s what I’m thinking.
The term “game-changer” is so overused today, but I can’t overstate how much parenting has changed for me since listening to “How to Talk”.
Participation trophies aren’t just a way to make everyone feel good about themselves. Maybe they’re that too, but they’re so much more to my son.
People seemed to like my personal finance posts from the past few months about things like getting rid of cable and saving money on food, so I figured I’d share some other […]
Studies like this one from Gallop show that the average Joe is spending $151 per week on food. For two adults and two kids (let’s say the kids cost 1/2 that […]
First of all, let me tell you I love watching TV. I don’t intend for this to be some high-brow TV-is-for-dummies blog post. Watching TV is awesome. Whether it’s a live NFL […]
Dear Jack, Two years ago today mommy brought you into this world. Two crazy years of chasing your stinkin’ behind all over the place. Two years of laughing, playing, screaming, wrestling, and […]
Dear Jack, Today you are only sixteen months old, so you won’t understand any of this yet. This is a good thing, because I haven’t got it all figured out yet. This […]
A year ago I wrote about how my wife and I had our first baby in this post. I wrote a lot of that post in the hospital late at night when […]
It’s August hot and our street shrieks with the sounds of insects yelling in the summer heat. The high-pitched noise is distorted by the humidity, and the summer sounds wave through the […]
Last night, our three-month-old son Jack slept through the night. Eight straight hours, his personal best, and it happened on our first family vacation. Today we’re having breakfast overlooking the Old Harbor […]
The Days Before I now realize how clueless I was in the days leading up to Jack’s birth. I had nine months to talk myself through the process and develop expectations about […]