Here we go. The moment of truth. Take a deep breath. Suck in that gut. Let’s find out if these pants still fit. The pants are a little tight. No. They’re definitely tight. You can’t do the top button. You think back to that second slice of pecan pie from Thanksgiving. You curse your office…

My daughter’s eyes search the tabletop in the restaurant. I race her for any potential projectiles or breakables that her sticky fingers can reach. I immediately remove the small plate in front of her. As I put the cutlery away, she lunges for the salt shaker and instinctively turns it over. When she sees gravity…

I think that eye is looking  a little funny to me. My infant son had this condition where the muscle in the eyelid wasn’t functioning properly. You might want to get that checked out. Wait - what? Is that a real thing? It happens a lot. First-time parents get advice from everyone. I’m better prepared…

“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…