Dad, who are you voting for? I have heard this question more times than I have ever cared to answer it out loud. This will be the fourth presidential election cycle that I’ve had at least one child who was old enough to ask this question. As a parent I actually have enjoyed the tough … More Dad, Who Are You Voting For?
I am convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, that one of the greatest books ever written is the whimsical, “Go the F*ck to Sleep,” written by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortes. There may be no book that better encapsulates the pure essence of parenthood the way this book does. That essence being that your … More Toddler Tales Vol. 4: Go The F*ck To Sleep
There may be no task in the world that I loathe more than grocery shopping. I’m not 100% sure why it is I’d rather fold laundry, vacuum, or have things jammed under my fingernails than handle the weekly food shopping for my family. Maybe it’s because it sucks up a large chunk of my Saturday … More Toddler Tales Vol. 3: The Grocery Store
A series in which we explore the life and times of a toddler… “Daddy, we wake up now?” I should preface this post with the disclaimer that I have never been someone who has needed a ton of sleep to operate. I’ve never, even in my teen and college years, been someone who could sleep … More Toddler Tales Vol. 2: Dawn of the Dead (Tired)
A series in which we explore the life and times of a toddler… “I WANT MEATBALLS!” This is how I was greeted one beautiful, recent Autumn morning, my eyes still heavy with sleep. There, writhing on the cold linoleum of our kitchen floor, my two year old – a beautiful and intelligent child – was … More Toddler Tales Vol. 1
Everyone who listens to metal music has a Gateway Band. Honestly anyone who listens to any style of music that doesn’t get constant mainstream media attention has a Gateway Band. That’s because you need to start somewhere. You need that one band/artist that makes you want to dig deeper into a certain style of music. … More AC/DC: The Gateway Band
On the eve of the first day of the 2015-16 school year my 15-year old proclaimed at the dinner table that she planned on wearing the above pictured vest to school. It elicited two very different reactions from her two very different parents. Both responses were, frankly, predictable. I exhibited a somewhat controlled burst of … More The Battle of the Battle Vest
The short answer to the above question is: of course! Do your kids listen to some (or all) of the music you love? Then why would it be out of the ordinary for children of a metalhead to not listen to at least some metal? Oh right, because it’s metal… Truth be told, my four … More Do Your Kids Listen To This Stuff?
Two days before I set out to finally launch this blog my two-year old son decided, in a fit of “Toddler Rage” over something probably, completely innocuous, to smash a metal water bottle into this laptop and almost…almost…rendered it the biggest, ugliest paperweight you’ve ever seen. This, more than anything I can think of right … More An Introduction