I've been thinking once again about the way we parents become enslaved to our kids' activities.
Whenever I hear people use the term "red-headed step-child," I cringe. Maybe that's because I was one. Am one.
Gift-giving time is here again.
The buzziest buzzword in education these days is "bullying."
One of the best things you and your wife can do to ensure domestic tranquility is agree upon a budget.
Next time you're watching a college basketball game, and supposedly "big-time" players are clanking the ball off the rim over and over again, remember that we mainly have the AAU culture to thank.
Blaming SACS for a system's poor performance is like blaming the Bar Association for a lawyer's misconduct.
A growing trend in secondary education involves replacing traditional, face-to-face instruction with online classes.
We hear a lot these days about equity -- gender equity, pay equity, income equity.
Welcome once again to mid-March, that time of year when even people who don't care about college basketball suddenly care about college basketball.
In the week since sequestration-mandated budget cuts went into effect, I've gone out every morning to see if any bits of sky were lying in my yard.
At my house, the day Girl Scout Cookies arrive is kind of like a holiday.
As a husband, one of your responsibilities vis-a-vis dating involves finding a decent babysitter.
The response “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” applies to professional football teams as well as to significant others.
It's clear from conflicting and incomplete news reports that we're not getting the whole truth about the Sandy Hook tragedy.
In the rhetoric that followed the Newtown tragedy, the gun-control crowd repeatedly tipped its hand, offering clues as to where the "debate" is headed.
Allow me to share some of my observations on the college football season that just ended.
We've all heard the old story about the frog who, if tossed into a pot of boiling water, will immediately jump out -- but if placed into cold water that is slowly brought to a boil will allow itself to be scalded to death.
As we bid farewell (and good riddance) to 2012, it's time once again for me to revisit some of the stupid things I've said in this space over the past calendar year.
Here are four strategies to invoke the Christmas spirit.
I first met Ernesto in August of 1978, when we were both 17 years old.
You might not be surprised to learn that I have been given unprecedented access to the author of the hit new book, "Family Man: The Art of Surviving Domestic Tranquility."
Will the Mark Richt haters please shut up now? What more does the man have to do?
Apparently FIBBS (the Federation of Intergalactic Big Box Stores) has decreed that this week, Friday will fall on Thursday.
If you wish to have a truly harmonious marriage, you're going to have to do some housework, including cleaning the kitchen.
The aftermath of a presidential election is never pretty.
If there's one point on which liberal teachers union activists and conservative school administrators agree, it's that the proposed charter school amendment would be bad for Georgia.
So, parents, when was the last time you talked to your 4-year-old about porn?
Most family men are capable of at least elementary food preparation: boiling, thawing, toasting, microwaving, dialing.
I'm not an economist, but I do know how to balance a checkbook, make and follow a budget, and live (more or less) within my means.
This is the first installment of what I hope will be an ongoing, occasional series on how to be a guy.
If you have two or more kids, ages 6 and up, you already know how their activities can dominate your life.
The first lesson of the new school year is delivered even before classes convene. Call it Socialism 101.
One of the most significant issues in any marriage, aside from who gets to take the first shower, is who's in charge.
For the true sports fan, the subjective nature of many Olympic sports just doesn't cut it.
I find Panama City Beach, as a vacation destination, to be superior to Myrtle Beach in almost every way
In the United States today, poverty is largely preventable. It's simply a matter of knowing what behaviors lead to poverty and avoiding those behaviors.
I have established an account on that legendary social network known as Twitter, and I have begun to share with the world my innermost feelings, fondest dreams, darkest fears, and other random inanities, all in 140 characters or less.
This year I decided to write my Father's Day column a week early, as a service to all the fathers out there, including myself.
The Gwinnett area offers many options for access institutions.
My family loves to go to movies. Unfortunately, we also love to pay our mortgage, and the two things aren't necessarily compatible.
Ever since my daughter went off to college seven years ago, I've felt an incredible sense of loss.
The best policy is for the happy couple to please themselves, whether in the naming of their children or anything else.
Don't call me "bad-tempered" unless you want a punch in the nose.
When it comes to keeping kids in college, having them on a real campus is better than connecting them by the web.
Say what? People talk a lot but don't really say much these days.
My son's question put me in an awkward positon of explaining what is so bad about pornography. Quite a bit, I told him, durng an uncomfortable but necessary discussion.
When it comes to finding the man of your dreams, ladies, it's best to leave a little to the imagination.
The leftist indoctrination of our youth continues unchecked.
Ideas on how to make a French connection.