When you learn the importance of calm from your spastic 7-year-old

I used to be the easy-going one. The calmest guy around. Once upon a time, I could look at a stressful situation and rise — calmly — above, like a younger and more handsome Tom Brady. Indeed, I was always as cool, if not cooler, than the other side of the pillow. But, kids, work, …

We are now a family of four

Welp, it’s been a while since I last updated 6 1/2 Years of Separation. Here’s why: we are now a family of four! As you can understand, it’s been a little busy around here as we adjust, re-acquaint and otherwise get to know each other. Scarlett Rae was born Monday, Sept. 19 at 3:41 a.m. Monday, …

I’m about to be a Dad for the second time

Day -? Six years is a long time. It’s longer than one allotted term for the President of the United States. It’s roughly the amount of time it takes for winter to officially descend upon Westeros. It’s also a whole lotta time to decide whether or not you’re going to have another child. Let me offer …

What is it like to be a male foster parent?

By Bethany Pembrook, Guest Contributor Follow Bethany on Twitter Have you considered foster caring? It’s something that many people have thought about, but have often been too scared to take the plunge. There are so many unanswered questions, and, while most people dream they’ll get to look after an adorable, sweet natured toddler, it’s often …