Running on Empty
A short story about having to grow up too fast.
A short story about having to grow up too fast.
Should parents pass on traditions to their children with no thought for tomorrow? Times have changed, so why do we try to stay the same?
Are we still in a pandemic? Then why are my food stamps being cancelled? Take a trip with the Disturbed Dad, and get a glimpse in the life of a broke asshole who’s raising 2 boys on minimum wage.
Modern technology hasn’t just changed the landscape of parenting for married folks. Divorced parents are dealing with the consequences of new tech too. Believe me. I wrote another short story of Parenting sci-fi to give you a sense of where things are going.
As a divorced dad, spending time with my kids is important, but most employers don’t share my values on this issue. They never have. Parents are no longer willing to sell the time we have with our kids for chump change. Can our society and economy finally change to support this need?
Gatekeeping in the home. Who holds the keys? Who guards the doors and tells you that you can’t enter here?
Another piece in my series on GateKeeping.
You can use the Pandemic to your advantage. It doesn’t have to all suck. Use covid to hide your mistakes as a parent. It’s fun!
A city engineer was tasked with crossing guard duties at my son’s school recently. There’s a worker shortage in town, but the job is still essential. Funny how we’re finally paying good wages for it!
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! With my late-talking son almost finishing another school year, I wanted to post what I sent my son’s teacher. She’s great! And my son’s school has a program which allows one educator to teach the same class of kids for 2 consecutive years. It definitely came in handy during the pandemic, and they’re doing research to find out the benefits! Take a look if you want to honor our essential workers this week.
Opposable thumbs, tool making, and higher emotions are not what set humans apart from other species. We are a ‘parenting’ ape. A homo-patricius, if you will, who spends a great deal of effort raising its kids and passing on knowledge.
This is the first of a series of Sci-fi shorts that I plan on writing, which cover a wide range of modern parenting topics. Hope you enjoy it.
My half-blooded Sioux ancestor, Mary Sully, took on the United States government and won! You won’t find her story listed in any history books, so I wanted to take the time to tell it.
Is being a stay-a-home dad a career that a divorced dad should aspire to? In the time of coronavirus, can we look at parenting in a new way?
As a dad and veteran with two kids, I used to worry about telling people I have PTSD. Would they still think of me as a fit parent? Or maybe people wouldn’t even believe I had experienced trauma? In this post I try to tell my story.
People who don’t “work” and provide housework have always been exploited and underappreciated. But did you know that there was once a women’s movement that demanded wages for housework?
Can quantum physics give us a new understanding of how to parent? How the power of observation might affect your child’s potential.
Becoming a father can change you in ways you never imagined. Research has proven that men experience physical changes almost as significant as a mother does.
The new generation of dads are having to live under the mantle of our fathers mistakes. When will we be recognized for the modern dads that we are?
Being a parent to a late talking child is scary. This is my story of the first time I knew that my son was going to be okay one day.
Instead of listening to an expert tell you what to do with your child, be the expert who does what the fuck you want. Don’t let statistics scare you away from co-sleeping.
The Disturbed Dad begins his tirade!
Start thinking about gatekeeping. If you’ve ever been told you can’t feel a certain way because you don’t fit a certain demographic, then you’ve been talking to a GateKeeper. This post is directly related to my last post on sexual abuse. It’s what I’ve experienced trying to tell people about my pain. People suck though. Hope this helps someone heal.
Anyone else have a Mother’s Day hangover this morning? I’m not talking about drinks though.
Yesterday I wrote a short story about one of my experiences with sexual abuse and the way mothers try to hide from it. I sent it to my mom. And some other mothers in our family.
Since I’ve had no reactions just yet (I think it’s a good story). I’d thought I’d post it in case it helps anyone else besides me.
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