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.
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.
An ode to little girls and superheroes
October 4, 2012
All it takes is a cape, a logo and a catchy name for Sarah to become a superhero for the afternoon.
An old dad's advice to the young
August 31, 2012
Christopher Garlington advises young dads to put on their "dadface".
Feeding time is all the time
August 2, 2012
Tween and teen boys can eat you out of house and home -- and still want MORE.
I want a baby!
June 20, 2012
Don't worry if you see Christopher Garlington weeping openly in Lincoln Park. He's just discovered his kids don't think he's Superman.
Fatherhood and the Pinewood Derby
April 26, 2012
Christopher Garlington on the lessons he has learned building cars for his, er, his son's pinebox derby.
The kid is home alone
April 11, 2012
Christopher Garlington experiences the terror of leaving his boy home alone for the first time.
My last birthday party as supervisor
February 20, 2012
As every parent knows, except Christopher Garlington, unattended boys and Silly String makes a dangerous combination.
The things we do for love
January 23, 2012