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You Attend Your Son's Class Performance Because You Have To

Parenting is chock full of feelings of ambivalence: I am a decent father/I am causing irreparable damage to my children by the minute I enjoy the company of my children/The human trafficking business sounds pretty legit! These kids are alright/Remind me why I did this again? It’s okay to have mixed feelings about parenting and... Read more »

How to Explain to a Kindergartener that Bloody Mary is Bullshit

Recently, my older son came home from school with something paramount to tell me. I could feel his excitement as he got off the bus and bounced across the street. “Dad! Dad!” He shouted from three feet away. “I have to tell you about something!” “Speak up. Just kidding.  What is it?” He shifted uncomfortably.... Read more »
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