My wife and I had to make a heart-wrenching decision to terminate our pregnancy at 16 weeks due to a rare congenital fetal anomaly. When we went to have the procedure done we were met by screaming pro-life protesters. I caught it on video.
COLD WEATHER, HEATING BILLS, AND WHY NEW ENGLANDERS ARE NUTS
When the colder weather hits New England, a war heats up in households across the region and one question looms over everything — when should we turn on the heat? The answer is always “as late as possible.” Read about why New Englanders are nuts.
I’m a good parent. And I lie to my kids. The lying isn’t what makes me a good parent, but it doesn’t automatically mean I’m a bad one either. Because you lie to your kids too. I know you do. And if you say you don’t, you’re a dirty goddamned liar.
Here are 19 of the most common lies we tell our kids.
13 THINGS NEVER TO SAY TO A PREGNANT WOMAN
Knowing how to handle pregnant women is an obstacle for many men who have never gone through it before. As a grizzled veteran of dealing with the knocked up, here are 13 things you should never, EVER, say to a woman who is expecting.
IT’S TIME TO STOP TREATING DADS LIKE IDIOTS
Sure it’s just a onsie and lots of people told me to lighten up and get a sense of humor. But if anything is going to change for fathers, it has to become unacceptable to take unwarranted potshots at them. Moms would have a fit over something like this, so dads shouldn’t stand for it either.
PLEASE COME BACK TO ME
After our first son was born, my wife’s postpartum depression collided with her bipolar disorder. It tested the strength of our marriage and forced us to work harder than ever. This is the plea for the return of the woman I love.
WHY I LET MY SON FALL & FAIL
Everyone is free to parent however they wish. But when one pushy playground mom stepped on my toes for no good reason, I showed her why it’s OK to let kids fall — and even fail.
My son LOVED the movie “Frozen.” He left the theater singing the songs and wouldn’t stop for days. Right up until another dad told him it’s a girl movie and boys wouldn’t have any interest in it. I think it’s time we realize movies are just movies, toys are just toys, and all this gender norm crap needs to stop.
Look, it doesn’t really matter whether you’re waiting until the delivery to find out the sex or if you found out at the 18-week ultrasound. Either way it’s a great surprise. But for us, we felt not knowing for 9 months and then finding out on the big day was a little extra special. And here’s why.