The pandemic represented a litmus test for every single family in America, but ironically, married couples raising kids today are stronger than ever. You have to go back six generations to find a challenge that is comparable to what today’s parents endured at the height of the Covid pandemic. To find a similar circumstance, one... Continue Reading →
When Your Friends Get Covid, Cook for Them
A home-cooked meal lifts the spirits of those diagnosed with Covid. Your friends are worth it. When you have a band rehearsal on the books, and your lead guitarist gets diagnosed with Covid, you damn well better do something about it. Lead guitarists are hard to come by – good ones that is – since... Continue Reading →
Medium.com Article – 160+ Years Since Fathers Enjoyed so Much Family Time
The Author of Rookie Father shares an article he penned for Medium.com. Medium.com published an article I penned about fatherhood and how dads today have not been around this much since the dawn of the Industrial Era. I invite you to click on the link below or visual to enjoy the story. Cheers and wishing... Continue Reading →
Loved Ones and Intubation—The Consequences of Covid-19
My mother’s experience fighting leukemia resulted in a nine-day period of induced coma and intubation. For those who have grown weary of Covid restrictions and refuse to get vaccinated, this story may provide the proper motivation to do the right thing. If you have never spoken to someone who survived intubation, and yet you're weary... Continue Reading →
A Consequence of Covid: Clingy Kid Syndrome
There's a consequence to the pandemic - kids today seem more attached than ever... clingy to the exteme! If this touches on your family experience, read on.
2021 – Top 10 Life Events to Look Forward to
There’s no debate that 2020 was a dumpster fire. For any dad out there (or any human being for that matter), here’s a list of things to look forward to in 2021. Here are some things to look forward to next year, in no particular order, which is on par with life today given... Continue Reading →
The Covid Manifesto: If You See Something, Say Something
To keep all generations safe from Covid-19, the onus is on us to speak up so we can better protect those at risk.
Keep Calm… Mask On… And Carry On!
We're on the precipice of a cold and dark winter; the pandemic's darkest hours are around the corner. It’s up to us to face it head-on, make a plan, and come out on the other end stronger. Pick that chin up and enough of the G@d damn melancholy! It’s time to set our sights on... Continue Reading →
Confessions from a Job-Hunting/Quarantining Dad
A Father’s lengthy job hunt dovetailed into the Springtime-Covid quarantine. The result - habits and concerns that do not equate to normal behavior. At a certain point, after you job hunt for ten months and then spend the next eight working from home, you are hit with a moment of clarity. You are not the... Continue Reading →
Playdates, and Responsible Parenting: Suggestions for Phase-2 Socializing
Parents face the unenviable task of deciding if and when their kids can enjoy playdates for the first time in months. This unofficial guide provides a criteria for parents to consider.
Top-Ten Jim Carrey GIFs, For Family Covid-Update Emails
The importance of family communication, in times of crisis, cannot be understated. Doing so with crazy Jim Carrey GIFS espouses something the written word alone cannot express.
Quarantine and the Family Dinner: Guidelines to Maintain Parental Sanity
Despite the fact our son has two ears and only one mouth, he has not mastered the skill to use them proportionately. Suggestions on how parents can maintain their sanity and keep the peace during the era of quarantine.
Cure for the Convid Cooking Conundrum: Spaghetti Aglio e’ Olio
Stocked up on pasta for the quarantine? Why settle for boring red sauce and ‘spag.’ This traditional dish, Italy’s favorite, will make your (by now… somewhat annoying) immediate family very happy.
When the Sh*t Hits the Fan… Real Dads Cook!
The Coronavirus has placed every family into uncharted waters. Dads need to step up, get out of their comfort zone, and play an active role… the kitchen represents the best place to start.
Social Distancing Will Saves Lives, Here’s How to Keep Your Kids Social
Some innovative moms in my hometown came up with the idea of starting a pen-pal mailbox for kids… and it’s genius.