Face it, millennial dads, we're hypocrites: Career still comes first

Around the time my firstborn was learning to walk, my wife and I tried a tag-team approach to parenting. I'd take most of the early morning shifts and then head to the office. Most evenings, no matter what was happening at work, I'd log back in at home, and my wife would pursue her career as a modern dancer. Our schedules were so distinct that we shared a single unlimited subway pass.

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Second Time’s the Charm: Colorful projects with crayons or sidewalk chalk

Without fail, someone is forever forgetting to put our sidewalk chalk away. Sometimes it gets rained on, and sometimes it simply gets misplaced under a tree, only to surface later when the leaves need raking. It’s hard to use after all that time in the elements, but it also seems like a waste to throw it away – particularly when, as the parents of two young kids, we know that would just mean going out to buy more.


Ex-etiquette: Is son's behavior really different (read better) with her ex?

Q. My 7-year-old son has always been a handful, but now that his father and I have separated, he's really acting up. His father says he never acts like that at his house, but I don't believe it. I'm thinking about sneaking over and observing through the windows. I know you'll probably tell me that's not good ex-etiquette, but I don't know what else to do!


Lori Borgman: Patience grows as families dig into gardening

Both of our daughters put in small gardens this past spring. The planting, tending and harvesting has gone fairly well considering that they are novices. That said, if any of us were to attempt to live off of the collective produce of our small gardens, we could all expect a dramatic weight loss.


Ana Veciana-Suarez: Move over man cave; make way for the 'she shed'

So you've heard of the man cave. It was all the rage a few years back, when men around the country staked their claims to some forgotten corner (preferably a back room) in their homes. Decor was simple: a good TV, a comfortable lounge chair and a mini fridge. Maybe video games and traces of a hobby or two. (Dart board, say, or woodworking tools.)


Ask Mr. Dad: Ground rules for parenting in a religiously mixed marriage

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are in a religiously mixed marriage. Before we had kids, it wasn't an issue and we usually just did our own thing. But ever since our daughter was born, everything seems a lot more complicated. Each of us is committed to our own religion and to our marriage. How are we supposed to raise our children?

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