Can we stop the toilet paper math?

If you have been shopping for toilet paper or paper towels lately, you have noticed that the rolls keep getting bigger.  I don’t know what the board that sets the standard measurements of toilet paper rolls is, but every package you see claims that the rolls it contains are four times bigger than standard rolls. […]

Read More Can we stop the toilet paper math?

I want to go to the zoo

One thing I was not prepared for as a dad was the feelings that come as your kids grow up, and you miss the things you used to do with them when they were younger. When your kids are young, it seems like your life is consumed by things like watching animated tv shows and […]

Read More I want to go to the zoo

Ambiverts unite! (but not too much)

Am I the only one out there who doesn’t identify as an introvert or an extrovert? I see people describing themselves as either social butterflies, always out there getting energy from other people, or as introverts curled up in the corner reading a book and not wanting to be around anybody else. I’ve always disliked […]

Read More Ambiverts unite! (but not too much)

Being a parent in a digital world

Note: multiple friends have asked me what I use for screen time monitoring with kids/teenagers, so I am writing about it here. Being a parent is a great and challenging experience. This is especially challenging in the digital world, as kids and young teens want to interact with their friends online and in social media. […]

Read More Being a parent in a digital world

Toy Story 4 and Secondary Trauma

This post contains spoilers from Toy Story 4, and also discusses Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am not a therapist, but I have been diagnosed to have secondary trauma, and I speak from my experience. Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (or caregiver fatigue) is “a natural but disruptive by-product of working with traumatized clients. It is […]

Read More Toy Story 4 and Secondary Trauma