The Parent Ren, Part XIV: Kids, Huh?

A little girl with a yellow hoodie looks over a valley from a rocky formation on a mountain.

I reflect on parenting after hosting my niece and caring for my brother-in-law’s dog. I discuss the different stages of parenting, from speculating about “the child” before conception to teaching and interacting with our daughter. My wife and I have decided to only have one child due to our professional commitments, but have discussed adoption in the future.

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The Weight You’ll Gain and Lose

I’m trying harder than ever to lose weight and get healthy. I think I have it figured out. I just hope it’s not too late to reverse decades of damage done to my body by my addiction to food, my lifestyle, and the poor choices I’ve made.

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The Parent Ren, Part XIII: Passing on Some Knowledge

The pandemic has been very weird. On the one hand, you have a pandemic — something that, by definition is worldwide and happening concurrently — but then we’re seeing its effects in spots around the country instead of all over simultaneously. This is not a bad thing, per se. I’d rather we buy some time […]

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