5 Times That I Failed As a Parent

  Parenting, as we know, is a tough but rewarding gig. Parenting fails are inevitable. For every parenting win like this, though:     There are way more parenting fails. Head shaking, hand-wringing fails. Fails that can make you feel like a complete failure of a loser. Shoot, this past week alone, I feel like I’ve been throwing up Ls […]

What A Wonderful World

  I had a really vivid nightmare a few months ago. One of my kids and I were on a roof of a house, when they suddenly lost their balance and fell. I tried to catch them, but I didn’t. I watched them fall and land gruesomely on the hard ground below. This image stuck in my head, and even […]

24 Hours In Chicago

    They say that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.  Now, I haven’t planned anything with a mouse lately (or ever), but I have with my family,  and, to paraphrase Lizzo: why plans great til they gotta be great? For example, we recently got to spend 24 hours in Chicago. Having never been to […]

Why Reclining Seats Are Trouble

To recline or not to recline. This is the age old question that has divided travellers on planes since the, uh, inception of reclining chairs on planes. Recently, however, that debate has crossed over into other facets of life where extra comfort is an option. Take movie theatres, for example. Some of them are equipped with reclining seats that let […]

Top 8 WWE Live Moments!

  With Austin 3:16 Day (a non-real holiday on March 16th, named after Stone Cold Steve Austin) right around the corner, World Wrestling Entertainment’s Road To Wrestlemania Tour comes to Toronto this Friday, March 8, and thanks to my friends at the WWE, my family will be attendance for the show! It should be a great way to kick off […]

The Problem With Fortnite

In my house, we have a Fortnite problem. My son B is kind of obsessed, people.  Lemme explain. Now, truth be told, I’ll admit to being a casual gamer. I first discovered Fortnite when I saw a video of Drake playing it.  Since I’m somewhat of a Drake Stan, I figured anything good enough for Drake is good enough for […]

Top 7 Cruising Songs (According to a One Year Old)

The best cruising songs, according to a one year old? How did we arrive at this point?! See, one of the big developments in the ol’ Daddy Realness household these last few months has been the ever improving vocabulary of little KJ. Between the indecipherable baby babble is the odd word or two that you can actually understand. And not […]

The Inverted Awkardness Conundrum

I’ve started to observe something with lil KJ. Something very troubling, that I never experienced with my other kids. He’s flipping the script on awkwardness! As he has grown out of babyhood, and is heading towards the terrible twos, he has a knack with putting me in less than ideal situations with strangers. What? It’s a real problem, people! Here, […]

Tips For Attending Toronto’s Festival Of Beer

It’s party time, people. Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store is this weekend! For those that don’t know, the Toronto Beer Fest takes place July 26-29 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, featuring over 400 (!!!) beers from about 100 brewers. I went for the first time last year, and it was such a boozy, kid-free blast, that […]