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

A dad's laundry horror: folding his daughter's thong

Being a stay-at-home dad has its advantages. Doing your daughter's laundry is not one of them. Read...

 

Attendance note politics

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. Read...

 

A dad’s annual holiday struggle

Christopher Garlington shares his struggles with assembling toys and wrapping them well enough to be presentable.  Read...

 

One Chicago family searches Disney for an iconic mouse

Christopher Garlington makes the mistake of telling his kids about a DisneyWorld secret. Read...

 

An ode to little girls and superheroes

All it takes is a cape, a logo and a catchy name for Sarah to become a superhero for the afternoon.  Read...

 

An old dad's advice to the young

Christopher Garlington advises young dads to put on their "dadface". Read...

 

Feeding time is all the time

Tween and teen boys can eat you out of house and home -- and still want MORE. Read...

 

I want a baby!

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. Read...

 

Fatherhood and the Pinewood Derby

Christopher Garlington on the lessons he has learned building cars for his, er, his son's pinebox derby. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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