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.
Chicago dad shares his potty problems
August 19, 2013
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.
Laughing when the life lesson teaches itself
July 15, 2013
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.
Chicago dad takes on a tree and loses
June 12, 2013
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.
When profanity shows up in your child's schoolwork
May 13, 2013
There were a few problems with my daughter's creative writing essay. Problems with big capital F's.
Chicago dad battles against ink
April 9, 2013
Move over, Mr. Clean! Christopher Garlington is babysitting - and dealing with the mess that comes with it.
That's my boy: Finally recognizing myself in my son
March 18, 2013
Christopher Garlington claims his son was too good looking of a baby to be his own, but something finally struck a chord.
A dad's laundry horror: folding his daughter's thong
February 15, 2013
Being a stay-at-home dad has its advantages. Doing your daughter's laundry is not one of them.
Attendance note politics
January 28, 2013
Does your kid want to skip school a lot? Try a few of these ideas for attendance notes and they'll never play hooky again.
A dad’s annual holiday struggle
December 13, 2012
Christopher Garlington shares his struggles with assembling toys and wrapping them well enough to be presentable.
One Chicago family searches Disney for an iconic mouse
October 29, 2012
Christopher Garlington makes the mistake of telling his kids about a DisneyWorld secret.