Stephen Abbott

This is the time of year when family traditions really start to kick in. The freedom and flexibility of summer is long gone, and as we settle back into a routine wrapped around school days, our traditions—the rituals of food, frolicking and formality that define our family—become little seasonal milestones. The word “tradition”, from the [...]


Experienced parents know that our role is one big routine punctuated by moments of heart-filling joy — plus a few dashes of terror, confusion, heartbreak, and fatigue. Fathers share in this awesome responsibility called parenting, but sometimes we forget to be mindful of just how much fun we are having being a dad. I love [...]