Happiness is A Carpool that Works.

Happiness is A Carpool that Works.

If “commute time” is such a large factor in our reported happiness, then carpools should be an absolute no-brainer. However, this year some of my kids’ activities have gone till 11 at night! Arguably the most stressful thing in our lives has become getting them to and...
Dungeons & Dragons Then and Now

Dungeons & Dragons Then and Now

This fantastic New Yorker article, The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons, came out literally a week after my son’s 13th birthday where he hosted a Dungeons and Dragons party at our house for 5 of his best friends. I’ve played D&D since I was ten. I...
Challenges of Being An Older Parent

Challenges of Being An Older Parent

American fathers are getting older. I had my first child at 33, so I fall right in this article’s sweet spot. The benefit was obvious. I had finished school. I had found the right partner – my first wife and I had already divorced (with no kids). And, I had...
Try Board Games for Better Relationships!

Try Board Games for Better Relationships!

Annaliese Griffin’s article about the relationship benefits of board games on Quartz.com last week really struck a chord with me, since I’ve been crazy about board games since I played my first round of Candy Land when I was three. In fact, board games often play a...
Are You Helping Your Adult Children Financially?

Are You Helping Your Adult Children Financially?

In 2015, Pew Research investigated whether aging parents received more assistance from adult children or adult children received more assistance from parents. In the United States, Italy, and Germany, they found parents provide more financial assistance to their adult...