Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison taught me two parenting mantras that I try to practice daily: light up and know when to stop.
Modeling good male behavior may feel like an easy out for combating social ills. Angry tweets are far sexier. But the real work starts at home.
I’ve heard parenting described as a vocation where the goal is to work yourself out of a job. That means an inevitable goodbye has arrived.
We can always do more as parents. But the real question we sometimes need to ask ourselves is this: SHOULD I be doing more?
My life after the kids started school was supposed bonbons and Oprah. Instead I’m buying and returning things at Costco just for the human interaction.
When I became an at-home parent, it felt like I had $1 million in the bank. So I spent it freely. With my last child starting school, the account is empty.