day to day

On the everyday life of a SAHD

A little give to balance the take

That elusive idea of balance seems to never be realized in our house. Balance between work and play, family and community, free time and responsibilities is always tipped in one direction or the other. Then we overcompensate tossing the other end of the teeter totter flying into the air and out of balance all over again. The latest iteration of this… Read more →

Anxiety by proxy

He’s been the one most excited and the one most conflicted about the coming addition to our family. Our little Segundo is seeing the biggest transition in his role in our family and we are seeing that played out in a changing array of anxieties and excitement. When he heard the  you couldn’t get the smile off his face. He… Read more →

That Summertime Sadness

This has been a summer of adventure for the boys as they have now spent more time away from home then they have sleeping in their own beds. The summer kicked off with a visit to North Carolina where we had a great time with family, I got to sample cocktails in an underground whiskey club, and the boys organized… Read more →

But don’t worry daddy, we took care of the problem

It had been a long day. Not that there was any one thing that I could point at to say this is why I needed a break, it had just been a long day. So when my sister-in-law left for the store and I was left responsible for my nephew and my two boys I took the opportunity to grab… Read more →

Simple ideas for dads in the classroom

I’ve noticed a prevalent thought among dads that education is a woman’s world. Sure we’re all for teaching our kids the practical things like changing a tire or setting your Fantasy Football lineup but when it comes to the classroom we tend to view that space as somehow less manly. I never understood this mentality and from early on I… Read more →

At the still point, there the dance is

  Sometimes while it’s happening you’re not even aware of it until it is almost over. That somehow by recognizing the moment you are hastening it’s decline. That moment when you realize that children are playing nicely in the living room while you make dinner in the kitchen. There is a fire, and rain on the windows. The hiss and… Read more →