8 years ago I began writing this blog as a perspective on becoming a parent through the eyes of the adult. I wanted So Long Freedom to be a place where I honestly said what we all were thinking (or thought) as we became adults, “Oh shit.” At times it was hard to not let […]Read more "So Long to So Long Freedom"
With Christmas just around the corner, so too comes the stress of finding those final perfect gifts for loved ones.Read more "Last Minute Christmas Shopping Ideas"
My first grader (Max) is a wiz at reading and math. We realized this summer that he was advanced in his mathematical problem solving when we introduced multiplication to him one day in the pool. He’s a very literal guy so vernacular is very important when teaching him a new skill, rule, or life lesson. […]Read more "Challenging Kids in Math and Reading"
My wife and I have reached the other side of parenting. We don’t wipe butts anymore, they dress themselves, they can get their own snacks, they know (and follow) the rules, and above all else; they entertain themselves. It has happened so gradually over the past few years, but when you look at it from […]Read more "Kids Entertaining Themselves"
One of the great things about having little boys is teaching them to pee standing up. You just take off their diaper and set them free in the back yard for an afternoon. Seriously, they figure out the whole peeing in the bushes thing like how a cat finds their litter box. As a dad, […]Read more "Men Who Pee Sitting Down"