Topic: parenting

Taking A Lot Of Photos And Videos Of Your Kids Is A Waste Of Time

Taking A Lot Of Photos And Videos Of Your Kids Is A Waste Of Time

I don’t take a lot of photos or videos of my kids. It rarely occurs to me to do so, and usually that’s only because my kids have asked me to take a picture, and then I grudgingly do so. It isn’t because I don’t love my kids and don’t want to document their existence, and it’s not because I’m completely unsentimental. It’s just that nine times out of ten, taking videos and photos of your kids is a complete waste of time. More »

What Tom Brady’s Saggy Balls Can Teach Our Kids About Cheating

What Tom Brady's Saggy Balls Can Teach Our Kids About Cheating

If you aren’t a football fan, you might not be aware of the latest scandal to rock the NFL. It’s being called #DeflateGate. Basically, Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots, is accused of illegally using saggy balls in a recent game in order to get an advantage over the other team, because as we all know, saggy balls are easier to grip than firm balls.

Listen — it’s a story about balls. It’s not like I had a choice here. More »

The 10 Stages Of Quitting Caffeine When You Have Small Kids

The 10 Stages Of Quitting Caffeine When You Have Small Kids

At the start of 2015 I resolved myself to a daily ritual of self-harm in the form of giving up caffeine. I have a toddler and a 6-month-old, so this was pretty stupid. I’ve been going strong since the beginning of January and while I’m doing okay physically, I’d be a dirty lying liar if I told I wasn’t spending every waking moment dreaming about steaming lattes and sexy, curvaceous bottles of Coke Zero. More »