Tag: #parenting

How I Avoided Parental Burnout this Summer


Summertime parenting is the worst. The kids are always around–bored, sweaty, and always buzzing with energy. In those glorious B.C. summers (Before Children), Cindy and I would sleep until 10, split English muffins with Kelly Ripa, take naps at noon and share a frozen cocktail at 4. But eight years later and three children later […]

The Power of Creativity Podcast: Episode#2- Interview with artist Amy R. Terlecki


Amy R Terlecki is a commissioned abstract artist, mother of two, avid coffee drinker and yoga enthusiast. In this episode, Amy and I talk about the creative process, how to balance creative work with the responsibilities of parenthood and why its incredibly important for adults to let go of their fear of perfection. If you’re […]

7 Important Things All Thirtysomethings Should Remember


A few nights ago Cindy and I hosted a BBQ at the house with some family and friends to celebrate our youngest son, Dylan’s 3rd birthday. Under the quiet of the back porch, my friend Kara and I exchanged parental war stories highlighting the calamities of raising young children as we watched our respective children […]

5 Things I Learned about My Family (and Myself) While on “Vacation”


I should have known the fates were against us when, instead of cruising west on Pennsylvania Turnpike as the fine summer sun christened the morning sky, I sat idling with a whiny two-year old Dylan on my lap in a pediatrician’s office waiting on the dreaded strep test results. Cindy was at home with Haley […]