Christopher Garlington

Contributor

Christopher Garlington lives in Chicago in a standard two kids, wife, dog, corner-lot, two car, small-business-owner American dream package. He drives a 2003 Camry, sports a considerable notebook fetish, and smokes Arturo Fuente Partaga Maduros as often as possible.  His stories have appeared in Chicago Parent; The Kentuckian, The Orlando Sentinel, The Daily Herald, Exito!, Florida, Orlando, Orlando Weekly, Catholic Digest, Retort, Another Realm, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, South Lit, and other magazines. He is the infamous author of the award winning parenting blog, Death By Children.

Past articles

Chicago dad's heart-melting conversations with his kids

Christopher Garlington has been waiting for a chance to share his wisdom with his kids. Problem is, they're not interested! Read...

 

For Chicago Dad parenting means learning how to fall off a horse

Being a dad can mean galloping outside your comfort zone. Read...

 

Chicago dad takes his kids shark diving

Mix a little homemade rum, hot Gulf of Mexico temps, a family from Chicago who is afraid of the water and circling sharks and you get a hilarious glimpse into the life of this dad. Read...

 

When grandpa takes a Chicago girl fishing

Strange things happen when the kids go to visit their grandparents in Alabama. Read...

 

Chicago dad shares his potty problems

How many bathrooms does a house need? More than three, apparently. Christopher Garlington shares a peek inside his crazy life as it revolves around the potty. Read...

 

Laughing when the life lesson teaches itself

I bought my son an airsoft pistol so he could play with his cousins. But I think next time he'll choose a book instead. Read...

 

Chicago dad takes on a tree and loses

When it comes to out-of-this-world TV access, Chicago's funny dad Christopher Garlington believes a 300-year-old maple shouldn't stand in his way. Read...

 

When profanity shows up in your child's schoolwork

There were a few problems with my daughter's creative writing essay. Problems with big capital F's.  Read...

 

Chicago dad battles against ink

Move over, Mr. Clean! Christopher Garlington is babysitting - and dealing with the mess that comes with it. Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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