Category: Kids

A Dad’s Guide to Water Parks 0

A Dad’s Guide to Water Parks

Ah, Summer. A time when a man can sweat like a man, when the stench of a good cigar can linger in your pores for days and when the A/C gets cranked on “high”...

I Used to Sneer At Food Made by Cat People 0

I Used to Sneer At Food Made by Cat People

As a card carrying member of the Man Club, there are very few foods I wouldn’t stuff my face with – especially after having a few drinks. Day old burritos? No problem. Week-old General...

Boys Will Be Boys – And That’s What Scares Me 0

Boys Will Be Boys – And That’s What Scares Me

I had a neighbor growing up named Tommy Salami. Salami wasn’t his real last name but one that was acquired over time. I’m not sure how he got the name but I’m guessing it’s...

How to Survive a Weekend Alone with Three Kids 0

How to Survive a Weekend Alone with Three Kids

I think most Dads are pretty good at spending the limited time we have on weekday nights with our kids: playing, homework, dinner, get ready for bed and maybe some TV. Pretty standard fare....

This? 0

This?

About 6 months ago my then 14 month old was starting to say words. “Dad”, “Mom”, “ball”, “dog” and “go” were part of his everyday communication in our house when, out of the blue,...

Welcome to Fatherhood! 0

Welcome to Fatherhood!

I remember the day as clear as a bell: I was sitting in an evening college class when my then girlfriend called me with the news. Crying, of course. “I’m pregnant,” she said. Once...

Pumpkin Carving 101, Dad Style 0

Pumpkin Carving 101, Dad Style

One of the great traditions we celebrate is the annual pumpkin carving night in the Binkowski home. This marks the 10th year that we’ve carved pumpkins as a family and I want to share...

Boys Will Be Boys 0

Boys Will Be Boys

Tonight was the kickoff of the new Cub Scouting season in town. My wife signed our two older sons up for Scouts, and I had mixed feelings about the whole thing. On one hand,...