“192 pounds. You’re a big boy,” commented the anesthesiologist before I went into surgery to repair my ruptured patellar tendon. I sighed and let the anaesthesia do its work. Eight months of rehabilitation was ahead of me when I woke up from surgery. There was no one to blame but me, myself and my dad…

Kid A plays with a toy car. Kid B sees the car and decides she wants to play with it. She walks up to Kid A and takes the car. Kid A looks at his empty hand, processes the event and reacts with displeasure. Kid B’s dad sees what happened and springs into action. He…

Moh snaks peese. More snacks? What happened to the plate of blueberries I just gave you? All dun. Well then, dad better get more snacks. My growing girl loves to snack - a lot. Our go-to snacks are fruit, homemade muffins, and popcorn; but our favourite snacks are crunchy roasted chickpeas. We keep a bag…

For women, becoming a mom has a lead-up. Pregnancy is a rehearsal for the big show. It’s real and it’s tangible right away. Women feel their child grow, then eventually kick and roll over in their abdomen. For a prospective new dad, these are scenes from a science fiction film. Unlike mothers, fathers are physically…

Coffee is the lifeblood of any modern family. When you become a parent, 5% of your blood turns into coffee. This is a fact [1. This is not a fact.]. As a parent and freelance writer so I personally drink between 2 and 30 cups of coffee per day. It helps me stay alert, awake…