fatherhood

A running diary of a random Tuesday in the life of a work-from-home Ballantyne dad with morning kid duty

When your wife is on live TV every day starting at 4:30 a.m. and you have three children between the ages of 3 and 7, your morning routine is, well,...

No wife, no kids — the whole city to yourself. What do you do?

I love my wife and daughter. A lot. But, what’s a guy to do when they leave town? For one full week I’m free of typical family responsibilities. I...

Poop in the park: A parent’s survival tale

I awoke one Saturday morning last summer as I typically do. I was lying near the edge of my bed and I felt a presence in the early morning light. I opened a...

Dad Review: Disney on Ice at Time Warner Cable Arena

At one point Thursday night, I found myself staring into the eyes of a grown man wearing a Goofy hat, hawking $15 snow cones in souvenir cups shaped like Olaf...

10 ways to avoid being one of Charlotte’s idiot sports parents

The majority of people lie firmly in the middle of the sports parent spectrum, somewhere in between “Angrily Wants to Relive Marginal High School Sports...

Evolution of young guy to dad. 7 reasons to stop googling “what to do with kids in Charlotte”

One of the earliest memories from my childhood involves a Kentucky Fried Chicken and the tailgate on my mom’s 1979 Chevy Caprice station wagon. She called it...

Why every Charlotte Dad needs to attend music class with their baby

Every time I get into my wife’s car, the baby music is blaring: “Hello, everybody, so glad to see you…” It’s addicting and...