Rambling Man: On Tipping At Counters & Kids As A Retirement Plan

Tipping in the face of low wages and unjust labor conditions is kind of like voting in the context of a two-party system with effectively unlimited campaign contributions: you recognize that what you want is revolution, but in the mean time, you do what you can.

Until Men Decide Family Leave Is Vital, Nothing Will Change

“Paid leave can be a matter of life and death for children.”

Full-Time Dad, Part-Time Uber Driver

My primary responsibilities as a stay-at-home dad of three consist of breaking up toddler fights before they go from hilarious to incapacitating and somehow finding a way to pay half of our household bills. To do the latter, I’ve held a variety of part-time and odd-hour jobs.

The Material Support Of “Deadbeat” Dads

“Deadbeat dads” spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangement, but prefer to support by providing provisions like food and clothes rather than via cash.

My Kids Go To School With Holes In Their Shoes But They Also Go To Europe

The general rule in our house is that new clothes come at Christmas and birthdays unless your toes are sticking out of your shoes. Otherwise, you can buy them yourself.

Please Take Every Second Of Your Paternity Leave, Mark Zuckerberg

“The normalization of paternity leave can only happen when larger numbers of men publicly declare their intention to take one and then shout from the rooftops about how spectacular it was.”

The Cost Of An American Girl Doll Experience

I whispered to my husband, “Are we insane? A $115 doll? Shouldn’t she be behind glass? What if her hair gets matted?”

Let’s Kill Til It’s Dead The Myth That Mom’s Salary Pays For Childcare

If everyone benefits from childcare, everyone pays for childcare. Period.

The Effects Of A Working Mom On Her Children, According To Science

Maybe it sounds familiar because it seems self-evident.

How Much Do You Plan Your Life With Parenthood Costs In Mind?

Forget retirement. Are you saving for parenthood?