Parenting Goals

#parentinggoals If you’re not familiar with hashtag culture, this is code for “something good happened with the kids”. It could mean the toddler finally slept through the night, siblings acted as if they really like each other, or something as simple as nobody-threw-up-today. The expression isn’t really about setting goals; it’s more about living in…

The Family Vacation We’d Rather Forget

A general rule of the modern family: social media is lying to you. It’s easy to share the good times, the funny stories, the cute photos, to present a family life that’s perfectly Instagramable in every way. Whether we’re ashamed of our dark moments or simply omitting the ugly bits to paint a better memory,…

An Uncharted Christmas

I was never big on the holiday season. I didn’t like the Santa mythology, didn’t like the way gift-giving was treated as an obligation, and really didn’t like the push to buy more more more!.. year after year. Having children changes everything, though, and this morning, as our boys dug excitedly into their stockings, I…

A blog two years too late

Welcome to Uncharted Parenting! I’ve been wondering if this blog would ever get rolling. It’s been over two years now since my wife Jamie and I first discussed our ideas for a joint project sharing the stories of family life, and a lot has changed in that time. Back then, our toddler was barely a…