Same Old Sh*t (part 2 of 2)

I posted part one yesterday of “Same Old Shit,” excerpted from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. Following is part two of this chapter, but in case you haven’t checked out the first half yet, read this first. “I have to wash my hands,” said Mattias. “They’re sticky [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (Part 1 of 2)

Piatt.Pregmancy

My memoir on faith, family and fatherhood called [Read more...]

Early Buzz for PregMANcy (and a free book offer)

I’m getting seriously excited about the release of my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, coming in February. First off, we’re looking for bloggers interested in reading the book for a possible review. If you’re down, email me and let me know a few things like: *Your audience and estimated [Read More...]

Be A Man: Ethical Responses to Violence

I wonder, both as a parent and a follower of the way of Jesus, how to even go about defining violence, and what my call as a Christian is – or for that matter, simply as a member of the human species – to do about it. I remember when I took wrestling in grade [Read More...]

The Power of Poo

The first step in my journey to recovery is to admit I am powerless over my daughter’s bowel movements. Zoe is coming up on three years old, which means, among other things, that she is discovering creative ways (infuriating for her parents) to assert her power an autonomy. There are the theatrical moment where she [Read More...]

Fatherhood in my forties: WTF?

I’m officially over and done with my thirties. I’m also “surgically sure” I’m done having kids. But with a second-grader and a two-year-old in the house, I’m far from an emancipated empty-nester. By the time my mom was forty, I was driving. Yet here I am, wiping butts and noses. My hope is that I’ll [Read More...]

To medicate or not to medicate?

My seven-year-old son, Mattias is amazing. I know, everyone thinks their kid is special, but Mattias baffles most adults he meets. He’s been going through a lot of tests over the last nine months because of some behavioral and emotional challenges he deals with, and there really is no consensus about his issues. Most experts [Read More...]

Spin your suits, ladies?

We spent a few days in Pagosa Springs, one of our favorite getaway spots in Colorado. Although there’s not much in the way of nightlife, we wouldn’t have much use for it anymore even if they did, seeing as how we have one-plus kids in tow. The highlight of Pagosa is the hot springs, which [Read More...]


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