Thoughts on 2 Years of Fatherhood

Our son turned two last weekend. Developmentally, this marks a point in his life where we're starting to see emotion, a sense of ¬†preference and improved communication, otherwise jointly known as the Terrible Twos. People randomly ask me if I'm scared of what's coming next, as if some impending doom is about to descend over … Continue reading Thoughts on 2 Years of Fatherhood

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Should I Buy New or Used for My Kids?

New parents face what is, on the surface, a simple decision when it comes to "stuff" for their kids--to¬†buy new or buy used. Buying used is a frequently cited means of dampening the cost of kids, both because prices for used items are much lower and because the secondhand market for children's gear is saturated … Continue reading Should I Buy New or Used for My Kids?