I made it. It's 12:00 midnight in my part of the world and I have not turned into a pumpkin. Today I make history - it is the first official time that I will turn 30. I plan on turning 30 every year for the next ten years, so the first one seems significant. I [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:04-04:00February 25th, 2009|AAD ON MOTHERS, FUTURE, LIFE, PAST|14 Comments


It's almost that time of year again: the holiday season. Since the boy was born the holidays have?taken on new meaning. We now have the joy of looking at the season through the eyes of a child and that reminds of of why we like cold-as-heck November and December in the first place. What's more, [...]

By |2008-10-20T19:52:59-04:00October 20th, 2008|AAD ON BOOKS, AAD ON MOTHERS, SCHOOL DAZE|7 Comments


Dev's birthday was a great success - turning five is a big deal especially when you wake up relieved to find that you have "the same voice, same body, same feet, and no beard." While we were partying at his school he whispered excitedly to me "this is the best birthday ever!" That kind of [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:13:16-05:00May 6th, 2008|AAD ON MOTHERS, CONVERSATIONS WITH MY DEV, RANDOM|9 Comments


This has been one anxiety riddled week. The reason is simple: Gifted and Talented testing. We received the testing date last week, and Dev took the test today. So we literally had seven days of heart palpitations and panic to get through - and a thousand "what ifs." What if he doesn't want to participate? [...]

By |2008-01-26T20:17:30-05:00January 26th, 2008|AAD ON MOTHERS, Uncategorized|13 Comments


I just want to give a big shout out to my wife for tonight's display of darn good parenting. This is the brilliant stuff that Armin Brott and the Sears' would never have the guts to put in one of their books. I stepped out earlier to pick up the laundry and some dinner (we've [...]

By |2007-11-18T22:39:48-05:00November 18th, 2007|AAD ON MOTHERS, Uncategorized|20 Comments


Last night it dawned on my wife that living with guys is nothing like living with ladies. She lived with her mother and sister for most of her life and had no clue what it would be like to live in an apartment where she is outnumbered by dudes. Now as our boy grows and [...]

By |2007-08-15T21:11:20-04:00August 15th, 2007|AAD ON MOTHERS, DO YOU REMEMBER...|14 Comments


I read this article yesterday from the New York Times and thought that it was worth sharing. Black hair is always a strange, and historically significant topic that just won't die. When I read the description of a black dad braiding his little girls wild locks I got such a vivid, fun picture in my [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:44:03-05:00March 23rd, 2007|AAD ON MOTHERS|15 Comments


As it was I wasn't having the best day ever. My mother called to inform me that the director of my son's school, where my mother also works, wants to talk to me about my child's future and how to help him adjust. She mentioned some "free services" that may be helpful. I've been in [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:59:59-04:00March 5th, 2007|AAD ON MOTHERS|7 Comments