parenthood

The Apple and The Tree

October 27, 2017 // 41 Comments

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, the old saying goes. It’s an obvious statement, of course. Unless an apple tree is at the top of a hill any apple that [...]

Faded Blue Genes

October 21, 2017 // 10 Comments

I walked into the dining room and saw a Wendy’s cup sitting on the table where my twins sat eating. I hadn’t been to Wendy’s that day, and Baby A had been [...]

The Struggle

March 24, 2017 // 28 Comments

Being a parent is hard. At least, it is if you actually care about your children. It involves making tough decisions. It strains your patience. It cripples your style. Being [...]

Runaway Train

October 29, 2016 // 42 Comments

If we were having coffee you might raise an eyebrow at my SoCo and Coke. “I thought we were having coffee?” you might ask. To which I’d reply, “Coffee [...]

Make Mine an Irish

August 21, 2016 // 23 Comments

If we were having coffee I’d take my steaming hot cup o’ joe and apply a liberal dose of Bailey’s. It’s been that kind of week. If we were having [...]

A Brave Farewell

April 22, 2016 // 25 Comments

I haven’t written regularly in ages. I haven’t had the urge. Even when I get an idea in my head for a post, a lack of motivation kills whatever ideas I may have [...]

If I Had My Way

March 6, 2016 // 16 Comments

My phone vibrated in my pocket. I fished it out, wondering who might be calling me so late in the weekend. The caller ID said it was my son, Baby B. “Hello?” I [...]

My Children Trump You

November 16, 2015 // 16 Comments

On a cold, dreary December morning in 1999, my life was drastically and irrevocably changed. I was blessed with not one, but two children within a span of 60 seconds. It [...]