Puberty & Wasting Time

There is a 100% chance that someone in this household will need therapy after Riley finishes puberty. I'm 100% certain that it will be me. To be fair, it's still early days for Paul and me where Riley is concerned. His voice is only shaking a smidge and he is smelling a little funkier lately,… Continue reading Puberty & Wasting Time

It’s time for that talk

There comes a time in every parent's life where you need to have the talk with your kids. You know which talk I'm talking about, right? Well, we recently had that little chat with Riley. It's a little bit hard to believe that my baby is a puberty hitting, pre-teen on the cusp of manhood. Inching… Continue reading It’s time for that talk

90’s revivals and pre-teen parenting

Parenting is tough guys. I have unrealistic expectations of what my 10-year old should be doing, and I know that I am way too hard on him. But I'm so worried that if I don't crack down, that he's going to end up being a little A-Hole. Also, why did I just A-Hole it when… Continue reading 90’s revivals and pre-teen parenting

Help! My son is a Debbie Downer

Guys, I don’t know what the deal is with Riley, but he is one seriously negative dude lately. I mean he has always been prone to focusing his attention on what could go wrong, but it’s getting so much worse. Riley has had his fair share of challenges, and he’s handled them all like a… Continue reading Help! My son is a Debbie Downer

Tightening the apron strings

Since Riley was born, I've been very careful with how I keep an eye on him. I've been so obsessed with privacy and safety that some people on Facebook didn't even know I had a kid. I'm serious about that one too.  I remember the moment I came out of theater when Riley was born,… Continue reading Tightening the apron strings