How Parenting is Like Playing Pac-Man

Very few things in life can be predicted with 100% certainty, however in addition to death and taxes, I’d like to add the following to that category: The probability that I will eat cake if it’s within 5 feet of meThe likelihood that I will join the slowest checkout line at the supermarketThe chances of … Continue reading How Parenting is Like Playing Pac-Man

The Day My Daughter was Almost Born Near Exit 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike

Well, I blinked and my baby daughter turned 16 this week. I thought long and hard about what the perfect gift for a teenager would be and concluded that it is this: a blog post dedicated to her. What teen would want AirPods when they can have a bespoke piece of writing in their honor? … Continue reading The Day My Daughter was Almost Born Near Exit 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike

Why I’m Ignoring My Screen Time Report

If you wear a fitness tracking device such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch chances are you’re moving more (even if it’s just waving your arm to rack up your daily step count like I used to do), sitting less and making choices that are better for your overall health. Same goes for apps like … Continue reading Why I’m Ignoring My Screen Time Report

How I got Most of My Kids to Turn Off the Lights

One of my strongest memories as a teenager is that of my father obsessing over the electricity bill.  He would come home from work and do a thorough sweep of our house, room by room, to see if there were any lights left unnecessarily on.  Upon entering a brightly lit but otherwise empty room (usually … Continue reading How I got Most of My Kids to Turn Off the Lights