Happiest Daddy

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Guys, Go To The Doctor!

Admittedly, it’s not high on anyone’s to-do list. But it seems that men have a propensity for avoiding the doctor. According to the Centers for Disease Control, women are 33 percent more likely to go to the doctor than men. Guys, let’s represent and get those numbers up! Why don’t men like to visit the […]

Good News About Youth Reading

It seems the demise of reading among our young people has been greatly exaggerated. A new survey by Scholastic and YouGov reveals that nearly 6 out of 10 children ages 6 to 17 read for fun. That’s according to an article by The Associated Press. As a reader myself and someone who works hard to […]

It’s a Small World

As I rode through the classic “It’s a Small World” ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom last weekend several thoughts intruded upon my overworked brain. As I tried to enjoy quality time with my wife, kids and extended family I could not completely omit the news and images of travelers and refugees being banned from entering […]

Democracy Through a Child’s Eyes

Like many American families, we watched the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump last week. And like many Americans, we watched the Women’s March the day after. The two events showcased the best of our democracy — our ability to chose our leaders and watch the transparency with which power and control changes hands in […]

A Science Renaissance

During freshman chemistry class in high school, I felt like I was constantly a few protons short of a nucleus. Or something like that. I’ve never been very good at science. Science challenged me because I didn’t have much of a mind for it. I remember cheating all the time on the daily quizzes on […]

We’re Disney People

We all know those parents. The ones who define their lives by some activity. We know families who are boat people. We know sports parents. We know horse riding parents. We also know church parents. These are people whose lives — and the lives of their children — tend to revolve around a a specific […]


We all want to leave our children a legacy. For some, it’s money. For others, it’s a business or property. For still others, it’s family tradition. I would love to leave my kids all of those things and more but there’s one thing, for me, that stands out above all the rest. I want to […]

2017 To-Do List

I’m a lover of lists. Grocery lists. Lists of chores. Lists of people to call. Lists of lists that I need to make. I make a new list every few days for all sorts of reasons like reminding me what needs to be done short-term, long-term and longer-term. One of the joys of my life […]

‘Twas the Day After Christmas

Here’s my spin on the holiday classic, albeit a few days early. Enjoy! I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah & a blissful, successful & healthy New Year. *********************** ‘Twas the day after Christmas And all through the house Not a creature was stirring ‘Cept me and my spouse The stockings were ripped from […]

The Magic of Santa

My kids live in the wheelhouse for Santa Claus. They’re 6 and 4 and genuinely believe that Santa and his elves are working fastidiously to bring them all the items on their lengthy wish list. At the top of my oldest’s wish list this year is a laptop, which Santa will NEVER bring him. The […]