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Christopher Garlington forewarned his wife and kids the Internet would be down for a day. That didn't stop the hysteria that ensued. more

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

Being a stay-at-home dad can be hard. Being a stay-at-home dad who cooks for a houseful of mini food critics, though, can be make a man run screaming from the kitchen. more

Special Needs

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. more

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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. more

General Parenting

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. more

General Parenting

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. more

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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Christopher Garlington claims his son was too good looking of a baby to be his own, but something finally struck a chord. more

General Parenting

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Tom Deja

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

General Parenting

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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. more

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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Illustration by Tom Deja

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. more

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