Geoffrey Redick

Entertainment

Trying to Be a Good Dad in the Age of Bad Men

Preparing my daughter for the world at large requires tact and empathy and —most of all — a willingness to admit that I don’t have all the answers.

Entertainment

The Elf on the Shelf Is Nothing More Than a Footless Creep

One that exists to terrify children with its strange rules and constant surveillance. I banish it from my home.

Parenting

Hey Dad!? Daaaad? Where Is Tomorrow?

My son is beginning to learn about his relationship to time. Now, the questions come.

Entertainment

Keeping Up With the Clauses Is Exhausting

My son, who is four, is a Santa fanatic. My daughter, who is 11, no longer loves the jolly man. This gives the holidays a particular edge.

Entertainment

Me, My Wife, and Those Idiots on ‘House Hunters’

What I've learned about coveting thy neighbors poorly painted McMansion.

Life

The Baby Who Wasn’t

There's no roadmap for dealing with the grief of losing a child; this is how our journey went.

Life

We Are Now a Two-Working-Parent Household. Help.

After 10 years as a stay-at-home dad, I got back into the workforce. Now my wife and I both juggle jobs and family. How the hell does everyone do this?

Entertainment

Me, My Wife, and Those Idiots on ‘House Hunters’

What I've learned about coveting thy neighbors poorly painted McMansion.

Life

How to Look For a Job While Your Kids Watch

Kids think of a dad’s job as a part of him, like hairy ears or a squishy belly. So when dad is looking for a new job, it’s like dad is looking for a new him

Life

The True Rite of Manhood

Bring your boys to the woods if you want. Show them how to use their hands. Help them become strong. But, most importantly, teach them to be kind.

Parenting

The Simple Joy of Roughhousing With My Son

Someday, my son will forget how to speak this language with me. He’ll get too big and feel too embarrassed to give dad a hug, let alone a headlock. But for now? It's on.

Parenting

8 Little Miseries Kids Experience That Will Confirm Their Humanity

Kids are not people until they learn that life kinda sucks sometimes. Here are eight moments they'll experience that will teach them this lesson.

Life

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Our Messy Household

For a long time, my wife and I worked tirelessly to keep our house spotless. Then, we calmed down and realized the mess of a home is merely proof of life.

Life

I Used This Business Tactic to Discipline My Kids After Time-Outs No Longer Worked

By implementing a family charter, my wife and I not only helped reshaped our approach to discipline, but we now also hold ourselves accountable for the same things we ask of our kids.

Entertainment

The 7 Awesome, Terrible, Bizarre Neighbors You Meet in the Suburbs

From the Interchangeables to the Humblebrags, here are the new neighbors you'll meet when you move into your first home.

Entertainment

6 Movies That Make Me Cry Now Thanks to My Stupid Kids

One of the many ways becoming a parent changes you is that it loads extra capacity magazines into your tear ducts and prods you to shoot at anything that moves.

Entertainment

How I Learned To Love My Kids’ Weird Accents

For a long time, I tried to correct their particular vocal ticks. Then I realized the beauty in hearing a place in their voice.

Life

How to Stop Nightmares in Children: 5 Steps That Work for Me

In my house, I'm the dedicated bad dream de-escalator. I'm by no means an expert, but I've learned a thing or two about how to calm a kid down in the middle of the night.

Parenting

She Walks Alone

Last week, my daughter scampered to school by herself for the first time. Here's how we kept ourselves free from hysterics.

Life

What Your First Kid Teaches You That Your Second Kid Will Appreciate

Doubling the number of children in your household creates five times the chaos. But you're better prepared to handle a monkey-wrenched life.