Every Adoptive Parent's Worst Nightmare

In August, Rosie O'Donnell's daughter went missing. She was found and returned; drugs are rumored to have been involved. And then on her 18th birthday, Chelsea O'Donnell left Florida with her birth mother. O'Donnell is said to have cut her daughter off financially and is holding her daughter's birth certificate and social security card. The adoption world is in an uproar. An adoptee! Returned! To her birth mother! Whoa. ...more

Every Adoptive Parent’s Worst Nightmare: Chelsea O’Donnell Returns to Birth Mother

In August, Rose O’Donnell’s daughter went missing. She was found and returned; drugs are rumored to have been involved. And then on her 18th birthday, Chelsea O’Donnell left Florida with her birth mother ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Mouth Guards

Pro Tip: When you attempt to take a photo of your sons on football team picture day, ask them to remove their mouth guards first. Obviously. 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Mouth Guards is a post from Stop, Drop and Blog ....more

Training for the Columbus Marathon: August Mileage + Safely Finishing 16 Miles

Training for the Columbus Marathon during August is, well, first off done. And secondly, whoa, that was a hot month of training. See? ...more

The Tooth Fairy Is a (Busy) Slacker

Both boys sat in front of me at the breakfast bar this morning. I asked them normal questions about their night—“Did you sleep well? Did you dream? ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: Homework Returns

Homework Returns So it’s back. Homework. I mean, I knew it would come back around, but I just wasn’t ready ....more

Training for the Columbus Marathon: Insomnia Woes

Insomnia While Marathon Training You guys. I just want to sleep. I cannot ....more

Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here Pondering Life’s Biggest Question at 2:45am There’s something about 2:45 in the morning that really makes you think. Like, “Why am I awake? What was that noise? ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: When It’s Hard to Be a Brother (or a Parent)

Sometimes they even fight over the dog, you guys. I’ve written my internal angst regarding the end of summer break. It’s true: I like having unfettered access to my kids ....more

It’s the First Day of School. Again.

Apparently it’s the first day of school. I know this because I set my alarm for 6:30 just so I could get up, make the coffee, and get a few things done before the boys rolled out of bed. When it went off, I had absolutely no idea what was going on, where I was, or why on Earth I needed to wake up ....more