Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and My Kid

I want her to believe that she's the best artist on Earth. Why? Because she is.

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Weird Little Kid Lies

The days of, "there are no socks up here" quickly become "I'm going to a study group with friends" as they hit the teenage years.

Understanding Each Other

I know there are things that he doesn't get about my world. There are things about his world that I don't get. The things we do both understand, though, are special.

In Defense of Participation Trophies

Kids today aren't as coddled as you might think. They're also not kidding themselves.

I Don’t Care That I’m Getting Old

All the "Just For Men" hair dye commercials and black birthday balloons with tombstones on them can't shake me.

We’re All Screwing Up

We're all artists who can't enjoy our own work because we see the errors that no one else does.

Preparing For Battles That Never Happen

You stop caring about what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.