#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura

Today, we visit the subject of being a parent. And what it apparently meant to me, at age 8. First, to be a mom: You only get school clothes and trolls. Oh and school supplies. To be a dad: I am so glad I didn’t end up a father because I do not want toContinue reading “#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura”

How you know your parents have embraced new technology

So you’ve heard of the guy who got famous on Twitter for just tweeting things his elderly-ish father said, right? It’s called shitmydadsays and they just started a show with the same name, starring William Shatner. Fun fact: The Shat (which may or may not be the past tense of shit, anyway) owns property upContinue reading “How you know your parents have embraced new technology”

My dad’s proud that he knows who “Little Wayne” is

Here’s the column my dad wrote for the paper. In honor of Father’s Day, I’ll share it with you guys. He’s funny. And self-deprecating. And like I said yesterday, doesn’t give himself nearly as much credit as he should. Must be where I get it from. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads reading thisContinue reading “My dad’s proud that he knows who “Little Wayne” is”

My dad doesn’t give himself enough credit

It’s where I get it from, I’m convinced. So. With that in mind, here is my column from this week’s paper – our Father’s Day edition. It’s like what we did for Mother’s Day. My dad wrote a column that ran next to mine. I’ll post his tomorrow. For now, read mine. 🙂 Please? AboutContinue reading “My dad doesn’t give himself enough credit”

3. Dad’s birthday

Today is my dad’s birthday. He’s 50. I like all my family members’ birthdays, of course, but in addition to just getting to celebrate them with family, I like my dad’s birthday for a silly reason. You see, I don’t like birthday cake. Dad doesn’t either – that’s where I get it from. I haven’tContinue reading “3. Dad’s birthday”