Daddy waiting for the phone to ring

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I cannot get my daughter to call me back. I leave message on the ex’s house phone, but the kid is too busy or forgetful. It actually... Read more

Daddy mojo wanes

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Fatherhood cuts testosterone, according to a recent study. The more a parent cares for his kids, the lower the level of his manly hormones... Read more

Dad reporting from Ground Zero, not sure what to say

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I’m going to New York City on Sept. 11 to write about the city on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. I’ll speak to people in... Read more

Go home, dad; I got this

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First day of second grade. The Little Girl had her game face on, marching into school this morning with her mother, hugging me perfunctorily... Read more

Some days dad misses the good stuff

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The first day of school is Wednesday in our South Jersey town and the Little Girl will be making her second-grade debut with her mom. The... Read more

After-school disaster looms as daddy frets

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I have a potentially huge problem with child care, just as school is starting. Through the kind of mix-up that comes with joint parenting... Read more

Dad and daughter, sheltered from the storm

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We weathered the storm, the Little Girl and I. With popcorn, doughnuts, and Disney, we got through Irene and her witchy machinations. It... Read more

The most important thing daddy cannot provide

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The other day, the Little Girl just came out with it: “I wish I had a sister so bad.” It hit me gut-deep. This wasn’t the... Read more