What Are You Crazy?! You Can’t Have Four Kids!

While my wife was pregnant with our third kid we heard anecdotally that each pregnancy and delivery gets easier than the last. We were told that your body knows what to expect, and that you’ve been down this road before, so it’s nothing at all like the first. We found that this anecdote could not…

Have A Drink With Me

Have a drink with me And tell me who you really are Tell me things You haven’t thought about Or considered And you may have even tried to block out Have a drink with me, and; Please reconsider And share with me some of your fondest memories So that; Maybe, just maybe, you would agree…

Everybody Eats: Bar None The Best Darn Gluten-Free Bread In Brooklyn

After discovering my daughter’s food allergies bread became an issue. Bread without wheat is hard to find. For years we were stuck with only being able to buy Gluten-Free brands like Udi’s and Canyon Bakehouse, which were okay. Then one glorious day we discovered Everybody Eats and it changed our lives. Everybody Eats offers a…

Inspire Positivity

If you read negativity  It’ll breed negativity  If you read positivity It’ll inspire creativity If you speak negatively It’ll hamper individualality If you hear positivity It’ll boost your ability Read, speak, inspire… Positivity 

My Kids Will Never Be Allowed To Play Football

Photo by: Torsten Bolten Each season, my wife and I go through the rigor of finding the best possible classes, within our budget, for our toddlers to attend. Even when our kids were babies we always put a lot of thought into the classes we chose. Now that they’re older, it’s a little different because they…

The New iPhone Costs How Much!?

As a long standing iPhone user, it scares me about the ever increasing prices of the iPhone. I recently heard that the new iPhone 8, which is scheduled to be unveiled this week, will start at $1000. To me, that’s an absurd figure. The MacBook Air, which has a 13” screen and is an actual…

Going Cashless

A few months ago I walked into a Bluestone Lane coffee shop in Manhattan and ordered a coffee. As I handed the cashier a $10 bill she informed me that cash was not accepted. At first I thought she meant, like just for today, but instead she meant, like never ever. I primarily use my…

Back To School: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

When I was a kid, this was my least favorite time of the year. Drug stores started stocking “Back To School” supplies and Staples had that infamous TV commercial, which played the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. A man, who I assumed was the father, is riding on the back of…

What exactly is Self-Directed Learning and why is it so important for our children?

Thoughts on Self-Directed Learning in Medical Schools: Making Students More Responsible, published at Johns Hopkins University, broadly defines Self-Directed Learning (SDL). The authors stress the importance of having the ability to teach oneself and to not continuously require direction from teachers. I found this article to be both fascinating and troubling. Although not all of…