Dave is a dad, husband, freelance copyeditor and improv comic. You can hire him to edit your book during the week, and you can see him perform at ComedySportz on the weekends. If you run into Dave around Bay View, feel free to buy him a cup of strong coffee and ask him for his opinion on any grammar issue. Dave enjoys cooking nutritious dinners that his two adorable children sometimes eat.

A Message to Moms and Dads During Self-Quarantine

I have a message to the parents at home, in self-quarantine with their kids during the COVID-19 crisis. I’ll divide you into two groups: moms and dads. Moms: You’re doing great. That color-coded chart you...

Why You Should Get a Vasectomy and What to Expect

Get a vasectomy. Yes, you. OK, maybe you should ask yourself some questions first. Are you and your partner done having kids? Do you and your partner plan to continue being intimate? Do you want...

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

Dads love getting gifts for Valentine’s Day. I know this because I’m a dad myself, and I’m always happy to get a gift from my wife and kids. Whether you’re shopping for a gift...

Parenting Is Gross

Parenting is gross. The poop, the pee, the boogers, the vomit. Gross. You don’t fully understand how gross parenting is until you’re knee-deep in it, but I did get a preview a couple of years...

Let’s Encourage Funny Girls

My six-year-old daughter is a funny girl. She makes silly faces, she does wacky voices, she improvises goofy songs. She learned a knock-knock joke recently and told it to me during breakfast one morning....

Ladies First? Not for My Daughter, Thanks

“Hey! Ladies first!” the mom yelled at the boy. We were on the playground, and her 3-year-old son was crowding my 4-year-old daughter at the bottom of a ladder. Nothing big, just two kids nudging...

A Nut-Free Halloween Is Easier Than You Think

Our son is allergic to peanuts and walnuts, so we’re a nut-free house, and a nut-free Halloween can be tough. When I say he’s allergic to peanut and walnuts, I don’t mean he would...

Kids Seeing Dads Doing Chores Could Change the World

I wrote a post about dads doing chores like laundry and changing diapers as a way to support their partners and take a small step in relieving the Mental Load. I’ll write about dads doing...

Come on, Dads. It’s Time to Do More.

This one’s for all the dads out there. Well, not all the dads—but the dads who sit on the couch while their partners clean the house. The dads who somehow happen to be in the...
Stay-at-Home Dad

This Stay-at-Home Dad Is Staying Home—Again

Life would get simpler in twelve days. That’s when I’d be a stay-at-home dad again. I repeated this in my head while comforting my five-year-old daughter. “DADDY!!! I don’t want to go to school!!!” She cried...