Kids and Cooking: “Superchef Kids”

Check out this fun and cute video from Superchef: The scoop: Josie and Gabe have cooked their way into the Superchef Kids Finals. In thirty minutes they have to prepare an entree using the five ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines for a healthy diet. They must use chicken, tuscan kale, mascarpone cheese, oranges and quinoa. (could you put those ingredients together and make something tasty??) Each Superchef Kid chef will have the aide of a sous chef for…Read More

Summer Grilliance + Class BBQ = Great Dinner

If you’ve read GoFatherhood for any length of time, you’ll know I think that it’s tougher to be a boy than a girl in modern culture, and doubly so in school settings. Schools have ended up being designed for more prototypical female behaviors and preferences and the destroy/break/run around energy of boys is increasingly viewed as a disease that needs to be cured, typically with diagnoses like ADHD and drugs like Ritalin. As a result,…Read More

Can you help the God’s Child Project?

Sometimes being a highly visible single dad blogging about children, parenting and divorce has some unexpected benefits. For one, I get really interesting email messages from people located all over the planet. Groups that are doing great work and that I’m happy to help gain visibility. That’s the case with the following letter from Amy Gridley from La Asociacion Nuestros Ahijados. Read on, see what you think… Dave, I have been sifting through many, many, MANY…Read More

Kids and Vitamins

When I was a kid, I have no memory of ever taking vitamins. I don’t know if it’s simply because my Mom did such a good job of feeding us a balanced diet (lots of veggies, 95% of our meals at home) but nowadays it seems like not only are us adults a bit vitamin deficient (I take a multivitamin every day and can tell when I miss a few days) but it also seems…Read More

Tea in a Bottle? The Tejava Bali sweepstakes…

If we’ve spent any amount of time together, you’ve probably heard me complain about the extraordinary waste of resources that’s represented by the bottled water industry. I predict that within a decade it’ll be illegal to sell bottles of water, actually, and that’d be a great thing. Instead, we’ll have reusable bottles with small, effective filtration systems similar to what’s starting to appear in third world nations. No waste, no fuss, and with the addition…Read More

Kids and midnight snacks

I get letters. No, seriously, by blogging about my own thoughts and experiences as an attachment parent for over a decade now, I get email from people seeking a sympathetic ear and some advice about a parenting dilemma they have. Sometimes I post these here on the blog asking for your input and other times I just jump in and answer them myself. The wrinkle? I don’t have a degree in child development and the…Read More

Traveling with my son: restaurant choices

Okay, tonight was a great test of my ability to stay focused on the important things and practice that zen-like calm I try to have when things get frustrating. I managed it, but not without a tiny cry of despair inside… I’ve brought my 10yo son G- to Chicago for a week’s holiday with me, we’ve been to the amazing Museum of Science and Industry, the very cool Field Museum, tomorrow we’re off to Navy…Read More

Jif Peanut Butter is gluten-free, but …

The PR agency behind Jif peanut butter has a promotion where they’re asking for the best recipes that include Jif peanut butter. Okay, not a bad idea. When I got a copy of the query I responded that to me the real question is the quality of the food: two of my three children are on gluten-free diets. To my surprise, they informed me that Jif actually is a gluten-free product. Now, before you say…Read More

True confession: I prefer English candy bars too

A wonderful article in today’s New York Times entitled The World’s Best Candy Bars? English, Of Course where they talk about why those British chocolate bars are so far superior to the crummy American candy we get in this country. Couldn’t agree more. In fact, I’m quite a fan of chocolate bars and sweets myself and my 10yo daughter has definitely inherited my sweet tooth from what we can see. The other children seem a…Read More