Articles By: Jeff

Making The Summer Safer, No Helicopter Parenting Required

Making The Summer Safer, No Helicopter Parenting Required There’s a helicopter museum near our house. I’m sure it’s lovely. I dunno, I’ve never been. In the early days of my life as a stay-at-home dad a decade ago, that museum was something of a punchline in jokes volleyed between my wife and me. She’d wind me up with repeated nudging to take our... June 20th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

How The Tween Stays Clean and This Family Stays Close

How The Tween Stays Clean and This Family Stays Close Ten is 99.44% pure. Ten is clean-as-a-whistle knock knock jokes on repeat and dirt beneath fingernails with hands in cookie jars. Ten is clean but needs to get cleaner every night to remove the smell of ten. Eleven, thus far, a few weeks in, isn’t offering much relief from that smell. But the jokes... June 19th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

My Three Incredible Stay-At-Home Dad Superpowers

My Three Incredible Stay-At-Home Dad Superpowers Rickety knees have relegated the scaling of tall buildings to fantasyland for me; leaping those same skyscrapers in a single bound, what with that degenerative lower back and all, is, at this point in life, an even worse idea. I may not have actual superpowers like Elastigirl, or even in the traditional... June 11th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

How I Created A Perfect Yellowstone Moment To Last A Lifetime

How I Created A Perfect Yellowstone Moment To Last A Lifetime We dream about these things — the moment we’ll first hold our babies snug in shaky yet sturdy arms, their first words/steps/soccer matches/graduations/and on and on. We also dream in technicolor about the moment we along with our children will first gaze out upon the sunken depths of Earth at Bryce... June 7th, 2018 | Travel | Read More

The Push and Pull of Parenting My Pre-Teen Daughter

The Push and Pull of Parenting My Pre-Teen Daughter For over fourteen years I’ve been waiting for the scales to level, for the other shoe to drop. Things have been too smooth, too easy, relatively speaking, and while the shoe is still on today, the laces are undone and the seams in the socks are annoying as hell. Parenting the 11-year-old has become... June 7th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

On The Edge of America

On The Edge of America There were several points during the soggy hike down where we were like, “nah, let’s forget this”, let’s ditch the plan, turn around, and drive away from the edge of America. But we’d come this far already. A cross country flight and the few hours of driving were in the... June 7th, 2018 | Nature Photography, Travel | Read More

A Marriage of Fun And Fundraising Between Carnival and St. Jude

A Marriage of Fun And Fundraising Between Carnival and St. Jude Carnival Horizon Naming Ceremony with Queen Latifah If you’ve ever cruised with Carnival, you know already that the popular cruise line is committed big style to supporting the everlasting efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping to ensure that children with cancer get the... June 5th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

The Accidental Zucchini Pizza in Bracciano Italy

The Accidental Zucchini Pizza in Bracciano Italy There are many reasons to pack your bags, to triple check that your daughter actually packed any underwear (she didn’t), to make sure the iPad is fully charged for the long flight (it’s not), to splurge on the plane tickets without a connecting flight, to travel to foreign places with your... June 1st, 2018 | Travel | Read More
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