My Daughter is Trying to Kill Me


Ok, maybe she isn’t actually trying to kill me. It’s possible that she doesn’t realize that when she starts talking about a boy at school being her *gulp* boyfriend she doesn’t even realize that my stomach lurches and I throw up a little in my throat. But now she is asking to go on dates and […]

Somebody Cries Almost Every Day


I was raised in a family of boys. I am one of 2 boys, my dad is one of 2, my dad’s dad is one of 5 or 6 boys, and so forth and so on. Family lore holds that there was once a woman born into the paternal side of my family, but I […]

2016 Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls to a Start


I live in New York. Maybe we have earthquakes, but I have never been woken up by one. However, I am presently in Oklahoma visiting family and as of less than an hour ago I now know what it feels  like and sounds like to be awoken by an earthquake. The one that rocked me […]

New Year, New Goals? Here are 5 of Mine.


I have been seeing the weight loss and gym membership commercials for a few days. It seems like these places ramp up advertising this time of year – every year. So, clearly I am not the only one who could stand to shed some weight or build some muscle. It all speaks to rush to […]

Happy New Year – Grab a Pen!


One of the things that annoys me most about the end of the year also has me glued to every show that talks about it: Greatest (or Worst) Whatever from the Year Behind! Why do we have such a fascination with these lists? We love lists – we are obsessed with lists. Lists make life […]

Hasbro Toy Shop Brings Game Night from A Galaxy Far, Far Away…


* I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hasbro. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I don’t do the whole countdown to new movies like the kids do – usually. But this December 18 is a different story. […]

Hey, Mom, You’re Doin’ Good. Love, Minute Maid®

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Thank you to Minute Maid® for sponsoring this post and giving me a chance to thank my wife for making moments for our kids, and to encourage other parents to keep doing what they are to support their kids. To them we say, You’re Doin’ Good!  My wife usually writes these posts, but on this […]

The One Thing I am Going to Try to Stop Telling Our Kids Today


Schedules are crazy, life is messy, and sometimes we run late – like, a lot of the time (even right now – I was going to write this last week). In spite of our best efforts, and all of the super-cute calendars, it seems that I heard myself telling our littlest one to ‘hurry up’ […]

Make Father’s Day a (Personalized) Ball with Wilson Sporting Goods!


Do you struggle every year with what to get dad for Father’s Day?  Well, we have you covered.  I don’t write too often here on Parent Palace, but I was super excited to hear that Wilson Sporting Goods has hooked me up with a personalized football by sponsoring this post! This year, Wilson Sporting Goods […]