Tag Archives: family

Reflections on Work/Life/School Balance

Note: I originally wrote this piece for a guest column on gradhacker during their parenting week, but they were full up on submissions, so it’s going on ze dadblog instead. Think work life balance is tough?  Try adding a full-time … Continue reading

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Friday Fragments

I witnessed a couple of interesting things this morning on my ride in to work: I saw a dad driving a car packed to the gills with children to what I have to imagine is school.  He seemed perfectly nonplussed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Duct Tape Parenting

So it’s been a while since I’ve written a book report.  Maybe since elementary school.  It’s still worth sharing some thoughts about my latest foray into being the best dad and husband that I can be. Most first impressions of … Continue reading

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New Addition

I’m already finding second child syndrome to be a real and inevitable phenomenon.  Witness: it has taken me just shy of a month to blog about the birth of my second child, Cecelia Rae.  When Thing 1 was born, the … Continue reading

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Flying Solo

When we decided about four months back that le wife was going to visit her sister and our new niece in New York…alone…I was casually dismissive about the whole thing.  “Oh, sure,” I said, “Go for it!  No problem!”  I’ll … Continue reading

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one more thought on flaky pastries…

When I was about five years old, my dad’s youngest brother was still in grad school at USC.  He would occasionally come by in his Isuzu Impulse (hey, don’t laugh…those puppies had lotus-engineered engines) and take me out for special … Continue reading

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